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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have a horrible sore throat! it feels dry and hurts very badly to swallow. i also have mucus congestion and when i cough my pain increases?

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Dr. Harold Kim
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Pharyngitis or worse: You may have a viral pharyngitis, bacterial pharyngitis, or tonsillitis. The inflammation in the back of the throat can make it sensitive so that coughing makes it hurt more. Get it checked out by a physician to better determine what it is and to appropriately treat it.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2018

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