A sore throat is a condition marked by pain in the throat, typically caused by inflammation due to a cold or other virus. A sore throat may cause irritation, pain, and itchiness that makes it hard to swallow.

What causes a sore throat?
  • Viral infections: cold & flu, mononucleosis, measles, croup
  • Bacterial infection: strep throat, whooping cough
  • Environment: mold, pet dander, cigarette smoke
  • Reflux
Throat pain is a primary symptom of a sore throat; other symptoms include:
  • Dry throat
  • Swollen glands
  • White patches on the tonsils
  • Hoarseness of the voice
How can I treat a sore throat?
  • Gargling warm salt water
  • Drinking warm liquids: teas, soup, water
  • Throat lozenges

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