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A 25-year-old male asked:

Is sore throat from a pharyngitis less painful than a sore throat from tonsillitis? and if hoarseness is not present, does it mean that its not pharyngitis . is hoarseness the primary confirmatory symptom for pharyngitis?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Comparable : Pain intensity may be different, comparable otherwise, may be severe with both conditions. Hoarseness suggests laryngeal involvement, many times pharynx is involved as well.

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