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Sore Throat

Western Diagnosis

Sore throats are generally caused by viral infections such as the common cold, or by bacterial infection such as Streptococcus.

In addition, sore throats can be caused by anything that irritates the sensitive mucous membranes at the back of the throat and mouth. Some of these irritants include smoke, dust, very hot food and drinks, and excessively loud talking or shouting.

A sore throat usually disappears within a couple of weeks and is seldom serious. However, they can often be the first symptom of another disorder such as cold, flu, mononucleosis, herpes simplex, measles or chickenpox.

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