A sore throat is very painful with scratchy irritation that worsens when swallowing commonly caused by viral colds or the flu. Other causes such as tonsillitis, strep throat & mono may require antibiotics. Additional factors can include smoking, mouth breathing while sleeping or allergies to pets, pollens & molds. General anesthesia during surgery can also cause a sore throat.
Symptoms may include:
- Pain while swallowing/eating/talking, a cough, swollen glands or tonsils, white spots on your throat, runny nose, hoarse voice, sneezing, fever or body aches.
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