I'm just getting over a cold the flu or strep not sure doc didn't really say. Started wednesday. All better but throat still hurts just as bad is itok?

Sore throat. Sore throat during an upper respiratory infection is due to the damage the infection does to the cells lining the throat. When they are damaged the nerves in the area react with any activity or motion such as swallowing or coughing, with pain. Symptoms improve with a variable course depending upon the type of infection and the treatment given. Be patient and ask your doctor.