There are numerous causes for a sore throat. It is important to remember that a sore throat is merely a symptom of an underlying condition. To relieve the sore throat, your doctor will diagnose the cause and treat the cause. Once the cause is treated, your symptom will be relieved.
The following is a list of the most common conditions associated with a sore throat.
•Streptococcus infection (Strep Throat)
•Peritonsillar abcess – an infection of the tissues around the tonsils
•The common cold
•Infective mononucleosis (Kissing disease)
•Candida (especially in HIV infected patients)
•Smoking, Air pollution, Air conditioned rooms
•Screaming, excessive singing
•Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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