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What could cause a sore throat?

What could cause a sore throat?

Ear, throat: Best to get that checked by your doctor for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, etc., thru exam of throat & ears. Viral infection possibility if no fever. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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What is the cause of my sore throat?

What is the cause of my sore throat?

See pcp, & dentist: Do you have a cold? Sinus infection or post nasal dripping? Any gum pain or tooth pain? It could be an infection in throat, or it could be teeth related. See your doctor first. If he can't help, then see your dentist. ...Read more

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What are some causes of a sore throat?

Ear, throat: Best to get that checked by your doctor for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, etc., thru exam of throat & ears. Viral infection possibility if no fever. Other causes might be medications that dry your mouth. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, what's the cause?

I have a sore throat, what's the cause?

Unsure: Sore throat is a symptom which is associated with many conditions. Do you have a cold or flu? Then it's normal to have a sore throat. If not, it could be reflux or any of a number of other conditions. Please get to a primary care provider to review your health status, especially if you're not better by 2 weeks from when things started. ...Read more

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What can cause a sore throat in summer?

What can cause a sore throat in summer?

Same as winter: The frequency if differing viral & bacterial infections that cause throat pain varies over the seasons.However, most germs are present in sporadic numbers year round. Flu as a cause of throat pain may cluster in nov-feb but occurs worldwide all year long. Strep throat is present continuously. ...Read more

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Chronic sore throat what could be the cause?

Chronic sore throat what could be the cause?

A number of things: At your age the most common causes of chronic sore throat: 1) Nasal or sinus issues (drainage/infection) 2) Acid Reflux 3) Chronic tonsillitis The first two issues you can treat yourself with over the county (OTC) sinus remedies - if you have nasal/sinus issues. If you might have a touch of acid reflux, you can take OTC reflux meds (zantac) as a trial as well. For the third issue - see an ENT ...Read more

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What are the causes of perpetual sore throat?

What are the causes of perpetual sore throat?

Sore throat: Some of the more common things that lead to a persistent sore throat include allergies, sinus infection and reflux. A persistent cold would be unusual, but if you have had back-to-back viral infections, this could explain it, too. You could have strep throat or tonsillitis. You could have viral or bacterial pharyngitis. You could even have tonsillolith or tonsil stones that you can see. ...Read more

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What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

Infection: Throat pain usually signals the invasion of these structures by a germ, usually viral but sometimes bacterial. This could be a simple passing virus that self heals, or something as bad as an abscess that may need surgical drainage. Depending on how you feel, a visit to have it evaluated my be prudent. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more