Sore throat

Alternative Names

Throat – sore; Pain – throat

Definition of Sore throat

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.

Review

David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. – 11/14/2010

Throat anatomy
Strep throat

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