Throat and Larynx Diseases

A sore throat is a painful, dry, or scratchy feeling in the throat. Pain in the throat is one of the most common symptoms. Most sore throats are caused by infections, or by environmental factors like dry air. Although a sore throat can be uncomfortable, it’ll usually go away on its own.


Sore throats are divided into types, based on the part of the throat they affect:

  • Pharyngitis affects the area right behind the mouth.
  • Tonsillitis is swelling and redness of the tonsils, the soft tissue in the back of the mouth.
  • Laryngitis is swelling and redness of the voice box or larynx.

Sore throat Symptoms:

The symptoms of a sore throat can vary depending on what caused it. A sore throat can feel:

  • Scratchy
  • Burning
  • Raw
  • Dry
  • Tender
  • Irritated

It may hurt more when you swallow or talk. Your throat or tonsils might also look red. Sometimes, white patches or areas of pus will form on the tonsils. These white patches are more common in strep throat than in a sore throat caused by a virus.

Along with the sore throat, you can have symptoms like:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Swollen glands in the neck
  • Hoarse voice
  • Body aches
  • Headache
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Appetite loss


Dr Tejal Shah, ENT Surgeon, ear deafness, ear pain, throat pain, common cold, sinus treatment, tonsil treatment, allergy treatment, thyroid surgery, nasal septum surgeron,

Dr. Tejal Shah

Sinusitis - Tonsils - Throat and Larynx Diseases - ENT

She has passed her graduation in 1995 from medical college, Baroda.

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