Types of Sore Throat
- a. TONSILLITIS
Swelling and redness of the tonsils
- b. LARYNGITIS
(located at the lower middle part of the throat)
Swelling and redness of the larynx or voice box
- c. PHARYNGITIS
Swelling on the area located right behind the mouth
Most sore throats are caused by two kinds of infections.
Viral infections include common cold, flu, mono, measles, chicken pox, or croup.
Bacterial infections, the most common of which comes from streptococcus pyogenes.
However, sore throat can also have other causes.
Allergies to dust, molds, pollen, or dander
Irritants like pollution, smoke, chemicals, alcoholic beverages, or spicy food
Dryness in the air
Muscle strain in the throat from yelling, talking loudly, or talking for a long period of time
Gerd or acid reflux