Sore throat is a pain, irritation or scratchiness that occurred in the throat. It can get worse when swallowing. Usually, the most common cause is a viral infection like flu or cold. If the cause is a virus, then it may likely be healed without doing anything.
Another less common type is a streptococcal infection caused by bacteria. When this is the case, antibiotics treatment can help prevent any further complications. There are also other less common causes which may need more advanced treatment.
Difficulty of swallowing
The throat is painful or scratchy
Pain gets worse when talking or swallowing
Swollen or red tonsils
Muffled or hoarse voice
Avoid sharing of glasses
Washing of hands as often as needed
Sneezing or coughing
Regular cleaning of remotes, telephones, computer keyboard
Do not just touch public phones/drinking fountains
Avoiding close contact with sick individuals
Some treatment options
Increase fluid intake
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