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Sore Throat

Sore Throat

Sore throat encompasses quite a few ailments, like tonsillitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, strep throat and more. It is usually a symptom of another problem. Sore and tender throats may be accompanied by colds, the flu, or fever.

Symptoms

Symptoms may include a tickle or sand-papery feeling in your throat, pain upon swallowing, difficulty swallowing, swelling and symptoms of infection, such as fever. If the larynx is affected you may find your voice becomes husky or you lose it.

Causes

Sore throats can be caused by infections of the tonsils, the larynx and they may be caused by the streptococcus bacteria (strep throat) or be a symptom of the mumps or other disease. Other causes of sore throat are through throat irritation - cigarette smoking, vocal abuse, sinus problems, allergies, foreign bodies such as fish bones and tumours.

Cautions

If your throat pain lasts for more than a week, or if you have a fever close to 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher you should see your health professional. Additional symptoms such as painful swallowing, swollen and enlarged glands in the neck or unusual patches of white on your tonsils, you should also see your doctor. Other reasons to seek medical attention include a reddish, sandpaper-like rash on the body, rheumatic fever, exposure to strep throat or mononucleosis, or if you have a sore throat for more than a week.

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