Viral infections, such as the common cold, influenza, mononucleosis, chicken pox, measles and croup can cause sore throats, according to Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic notes that bac...
. A sore throat is usually from irritation or inflammation. The most common
cause (80%) is acute viral pharyngitis, ...
You may have difficulty swallowing food and liquids, and the pain may get worse
when you try to swallow. Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sore throat.
Most sore throats are caused by viruses that cause the common cold and flu (
influenza). Less often, sore throats are due to bacterial infections.
Symptoms of pharyngitis caused
by an infection often include painful swallowing, redness of the throat
or tonsils, and tenderness of the lymph nodes in the neck. Some people describe any discomfort of the throat
as a sore throat
of this discomfort may include ... More »
Strep throat, which is an infection due to streptococcus bacteria, is another cause
of sore throats and tonsillitis. With strep throat, the sore throat is often more ...
Feb 9, 2015 ... Sore throat is generally caused by viral or bacterial infections, toxins, irritants,
trauma, or injury to the throat. Sore throat can be contagious.
First it's that rough feeling, like you swallowed a bit of sandpaper. You know
what's next: a sore throat. Is it the start of a cold, strep -- or something else?
Jul 31, 2015 ... Watch this pictures slideshow and explore the types and causes of a sore throat,
including strep throat, and learn how to find relief from that raw ...
Learn what may be causing your sore throat, and what you can do about it.