Throatache and fever

I have got this fever and throat ache for more than 7 days.I have seen doctor twice and has been prescribed with pcm levocitrazine cough syrup and an anti biotic, but this mild fever with body pain and throat ache is still there. I have been taking steam and gargling regularly but for no use.
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Hello there, Most sore throats are caused by viruses that cause the common cold and flu . Less often, sore throats are due to bacterial infections... A sore throat caused by viral infection — the most common cause — usually lasts five to seven days and doesn't require medical treatment... If your sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe a course of antibiotics.. Consult Physician for further evaluation...
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