Chronic Sore Throat Symptoms

Sorethroat is a pain, harmful or irritation often felt in the throat during swallowing. Sorethroat is a major symptom of the pharyngitis and throat inflammation. However, the terms of "Sorethroat" and "pharyngitis" are often used changeably each other. The most prevalent cause is a viral inflammation such as colds or flu. A sorethroat, which is caused by a viral inflammation, usually heals by itself at home. Another less common cause is bacterial infections and it needs antibiotic. Other less frequent causes of sorethroat may need more complex care.


Symptoms of chronic sore throat are as follows.

  • Sore throat or sensation of scrabble on throat

  • Pain that gets worsen by talking or swallowing

  • Difficulty in swallowing

  • Feeling dryness on the throat

  • Swollen gland with pain in the neck or chin

  • Red, swollen tonsils

  • White spots or pyin in tonsils

  • Hoarseness or obtuse

  • Resisting to eat (especially, children and babies)

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Common infections that cause sore throat can also lead to the following symptoms.

  • Fever

  • Chilling

  • Cough

  • Nasal discharge

  • Sneeze

  • Body-aches

  • Head ache

  • Vomiting or Nausea

When to Consult the Doctor

If the sore throat seen in children does not stop of pain by drinking the first liquid in the mornings, consult your doctor.

Immediate medical attention is required if the following indication is given:

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Difficulty in swallowing

  • Unusual slobber (may show unachievable swallowing)


According to the American Academy of Ear-Nose-Throat Science, adults should be seen by a doctor in a sore throat associated with any of symptoms as following:

  • Severe sore throat or sorethroat that lasts more than one week

  • Difficulty in swallowing

  • Difficulty in breathing

  • Difficulty in opening the mouth

  • Arthralgia

  • Earache

  • Eruption

  • Fever (more than 38.3 ° C)

  • Bloody salvia or mucus

  • Frequent recurrent throat aches

  • A lump in the neck

  • Hoarseness enduring more than two weeks



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