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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is inflammation of the back of the throat, known as the pharynx. It typically results in .... It is hard to differentiate a viral and a bacterial cause of a sore throat based on symptoms alone. Thus often a throat swab is done to rule out a ...

www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/sore-throat-cold-strep-throat-tonsillitis

Sore throats can be caused by viruses or bacteria. The most common causes of sore throats are viruses. Viral sore throats are often accompanied by other cold ...

www.healthline.com/health/sore-throat

Sep 27, 2017 ... Sore throats that are caused by a viral infection usually get better on their own in two to seven days (6). Yet some causes of a sore throat need ...

www.medicinenet.com/sore_throat_virus_or_strep/views.htm

Learn how to tell a sore throat virus from strep throat. Symptoms of strep throat include fever, extreme sore throat, cough, runny nose, and more.

www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sore-throat/symptoms-causes/syc-20351635

Aug 8, 2017 ... The most common cause of a sore throat (pharyngitis) is a viral infection, such as a cold or the flu. A sore throat caused by a virus resolves on ...

www.summitmedicalgroup.com/library/adult_health/aha_viral_sore_throat

What is a viral sore throat? A viral sore throat is an infection of the throat caused by a virus. What is the cause? Many different viruses can cause a sore throat, ...

medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001392.htm

Jan 10, 2016 ... Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Pharyngitis - viral. ... Pharyngitis , or sore throat, is swelling, discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in ...

www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/sore-throat-pharyngitis-

Sep 15, 2014 ... A sore throat, also called a throat infection or pharyngitis, is a painful ... Viral pharyngitis — Sore throat often is accompanied by other symptoms ...

www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/ears-nose-and-throat/sore-throat

Aug 1, 2017 ... Causes of a sore throat. The cause of a sore throat isn't always obvious. But in most cases it's a symptom of a viral or bacterial infection.