Sore throat

30 March 2015

Symptoms of a sore throat


Inflammation of the pharynx causes it to redden and swell. The condition is characterised by a raw, scratchy or burning sensation in the back of the throat, and pain, especially when swallowing.

Other symptoms may include:

- Tenderness or swollen glands at the front of the neck
- Sneezing and coughing
- Hoarseness
- Runny nose
- Mild fever
- General fatigue
- Painful breathing and speaking
- Pus in the throat
- Earache


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