Itchy Scratchy Throat

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Definition

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.


Alternative Names

Throat - sore; Pain - throat


Considerations

Sore throats are common. Most of the time the soreness is worse in the morning and improves as the day progresses.

Like colds, the vast majority of sore throats are caused by viral infections. This means most sore throats will NOT respond to antibiotics. Many people have a mild sore throat...

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