A sore throat is a condition that is characterized by pain, itching or irritation in the throat. You may experience difficulty in swallowing food or even liquids. Throat pain the most prominent symptom of sore throat. Other signs include a dry throat, swollen glands in the neck, and white patches on the tonsils along with hoarseness in voice. In most cases, bacterial or viral infections are the cause of sore throats.
HOW IS SORE THROAT DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Sore Throat depends on your symptoms and a examination of the throat. Ear-nose-throat specialist performs a complete examination of your throat to look for swollen lymph nodes, spots on tonsils which indicate strep infection. A sample of the sputum and a tissue from the throat may be taken for microscopic examination
HOW IS SORE THROAT TREATED?
The treatment of Sore Throat involves medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
A Sore Throat caused by a virus resolves on its own.