Sore throat causes pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat that often worsens when you swallow. The most common cause of a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu.
It is manifested by symptoms: pain, itching, discharge (phlegm) of the throat.
Common cause and symptoms
Viral sore throat: This is the most common case because more than 80% of pharyngitis cases are caused by viruses.
Symptoms: Cough, sore throat, high fever, stuffy nose.
Treatment: Most viral pharyngitis resolve on their own within 4-5 days (if there is no bacterial superinfection). The disease is often associated with eye conjunctivitis, which is very common in small children and can cause epidemics
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