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


If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.