A sore throat can be caused by either viruses or bacteria, and refers to the irritation of the throat. Enlarged tonsils, fever, cold and difficulties in swallowing are symptoms that accompany a sore throat. It is most likely caused by allergies, smoking, viral and bacterial infections. It can be treated by over the counter painkillers and taking in plenty of fluids to moisten the area.
HOW IS SORE THROAT DIAGNOSED?
In a study conducted in UK, 80% of those with moderate symptoms of sore throat were cured in about 10 days.