We treat painful inflamed throat which makes swallowing difficult. Not giving antibiotic prescriptions for sore throats reduces reattendance rates. Most are viral and self-limiting and resolve in three days in 40% of people and one week in 85% of people. Phenoxymethylpenicillin is considered as first-line treatment for sore throat. Inclusion Criteria Adults or children aged 1 year and over presenting with symptoms of acute, uncomplicated sore throat.