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Sore throat, also called pharyngitis, is known as a common infection with throat pain. Patients will feel uncomfortable while their throat is painful or burning, especially hard to eat. It usually goes away by itself in a week without causing damage.
All people at any ages can have this disease. It can be managed by reducing your risk factors. Please discuss with your doctor for further information.
Throat discomfort is the most common symptom. Others, depending on the cause of sore throat, may be earache, fever, large tonsils, neck pain, pain when talking or swallowing, red throat, runny nose, snoring and trouble breathing, drooling, general aches, and swollen, painful glands in the neck.
There may be some signs or symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.
There may be some symptoms not listed above. If you have any concerns about a symptom, please consult your doctor.
You should contact your doctor if you have any of the following:
The cause is usually a virus, but air pollution, alcohol, allergies, bacteria, chemicals, and smoking can also cause a sore throat. Moreover, it usually occurs when the weather gets colder. The other, less common is virus of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, can also cause sore throat.
There are many risk factors for this disease such as:
The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. ALWAYS consult with your doctor for more information.
Your doctor make a diagnosis from your medical history or a physical examination around the ears and the throat. If you may have streptococcus infection (the cause of sore throat), your doctor will exam the fluid in your throat.
Blood tests can be done if your doctor suspect that you have other disease such glandular fever (the number of white blood cells increasing causes fever).
Most cases go away by themselves. Paracetamol can be used to reduce fever and pain. Your doctor will prescribe antibiotics such as penicillin if he suspects the cause is infection.
However, antibiotics are ineffective if you have viral infection.in addition, using warm water or drinking lemonade with honey can also help the disease.
The following lifestyles and home remedies might help you cope with this disease:
If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor to better understand the best solution for you.