Sore throat

Sore throat basics

Learn more about throat infection symptoms including strep throat and find information on sore throat treatment here.

Keeping tonsils may be better

Removing the tonsils of children with mild or moderate throat infections is more expensive and has fewer health benefits than simply watching and waiting, Dutch researchers say.

How lozenges work to ease sore throats

A sore throat can make swallowing very painful, and is most often a symptom of a cold or upper respiratory infection. But when the pain gets too much to bear, one of the best ways to ease it is by using a lozenge.

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