A 28-year-old male asked:
i have had irritation in my lower throat for two months now. i haven't really had too much mucus or coughing. i have had some allergies - sneezing, clogged ears and a little stuffy nose but can't shake the lower throat irritation. i don't really cough or
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Dr. Laura McMullen answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
A : A sore throat is a pretty non-specific complaint that can have many causes. Most commonly, it is caused by a virus and really shouldn't last more than a few days. A sore throat that persists could be something more serious such as a chronic infection, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and in rare cases, even cancer (especially if you smoke, drink or have been exposed to the hpv virus). Because of this, it is important that you see your doctor or an otolaryngologist (ear nose and throat specialist) to find the cause of your sore throat so it can be properly and effectively treated.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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