Sore throat

Updated 24 August 2016

Diagnosing a sore throat

Here's when to go to the doctor, and how the cause of your sore throat is identified.

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A sore throat is merely a symptom and has an underlying cause. Diagnosing the cause of a sore throat is key in deciding on the correct treatment.

Diagnosing the cause of your sore throat will start with your doctor taking a full history and examining you to find the possible cause. The following flowchart is a logical approach to find the cause of a sore throat. Although not extensive, it does highlight the most common conditions that may be the cause of a sore throat. 


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