General information about a sore throat
When you have a sore throat the upper layer in your throat (the mucous membrane) is irritated and that is why your throat becomes red and feels sore or burns. Read more about a sore throat below or do the symptom check and get personal information about your throat complaints.
Other symptoms with your sore throat
Other symptoms that you experience together with a sore throat are:
- White spots on your tonsils
- Losing your voice, because your vocal chords become irritated
- Swollen glands
- Fever, so a body temperature of more that 101.3F (38 degrees Celsius)
- Having trouble swallowing or swallowing being painful
- Coughing or phlegm
The causes of a sore throat
A sore throat can be caused by a virus, for example the flu virus, the flu, or by common cold. Young people sometimes get mono and have laryngitis because of this. Bacteria can also cause a sore throat.
Knowing what to do when you have a sore throat or laryngitis
It is important to know what you can do yourself to get rid of your sore throat and when it is important to contact a doctor. So do the symptom check; you answer questions about your symptoms, like sore throat, swollen tonsils, fever, skin rash, et cetera, and you will get a personal result within a few minutes, explaining everything about your complaints!