Here are a few guidelines to help you judge how long some common illnesses and symptoms should last for.
|Most people are better by|
|Earache (middle ear infection)||8 days|
|Sore throat||7 - 8 days|
|Sinusitis (adults only)||14 - 21 days|
|Cough or bronchitis||21 days|
If you're not starting to improve by these guide times, contact your GP or call NHS 111.