St. Augustine Sore Throat Treatment

Sore throats are quite common and can be very painful. They occur for a wide variety of reasons. One of the primary causes of throat pain is viral infections. Examples of viral infections include but are not limited to laryngitis, mononucleosis, influenza, and the common cold. Another root cause of sore throats is due to bacterial infections. Some of these include strep throat, tonsillitis, and in rare cases sexually transmitted diseases.

Other causes of sore throats can be attributed to irritants and injuries. For example smoking, yelling, air pollution, postnasal drip, or lower humidity levels can cause throat irritation. Allergies that cause stuffy noses and cause excess breathing through the mouth can cause throat pain. Another example could be gastroesophageal reflux disease where acid backups can cause irritation in the throat. Proper treatment will vary depending on the cause of your sore throat and should be determined by a doctor.

Should I See a Doctor?

Symptoms may vary depending on the cause of your throat pain. You should visit an ENT physician if any of the subsequent symptoms occur:

  • difficulty opening your mouth
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty swallowing
  • earache
  • rash
  • blood in saliva
  • high fever
  • lump in neck

If you or your child are experiencing any of the above symptoms , call us at 904.461.6060 or use this website's convenient contact form for a prompt email response.

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