A sore throat is a severe feeling of pain, scratchiness or irritation of the throat which makes the swallowing action difficult. The most common cause of a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection like cold or flu. A sore throat caused by the virus. Strep throat infection (streptococcal infection), a less common type of a sore throat caused by bacteria, requires antibiotic treatment to avoid complications. Other less common causes of a sore throat may require more complex treatment.
Significant symptoms associated with this are following
- Discomfort, pain or scratchy sensation in the throat
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Sore, swollen neck glands
- Red Tonsils
- White patches or pus on your tonsils