In our today's society, symptoms of sore thorat quite frequently are among the common reasons of complaint resulting in the patients to seek for advise from the primary care physicians. The main causes of sore throat are viruses and bacteria. Bacterial throat pain usually prolongs the illness, thus it takes longer than a regular cold.
Types of Bacteria That Cause Throat Infection
Sore throat may be contagious depending on the cause of the infection; sore throats caused by viral infections and bacterial infections caused by a group of bacteria called A-group beta-hemolytic streptococci can be highly contagious. Beta hemolytic streptococcus causes a bacterial infection that is usually seen on children between 5 and 15 years of age. Streptococci may also cause tonsillitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and ear diseases, and it may adversely affect the heart valves and kidneys as well.
Symptoms of the sore throat caused by bacterial throat infection are; inflammation in the throat, headache, fever, weakness and feeling exhausted, coughing, swelling in lymph glands, sneezing, nausea and vomiting. Beta microbe is commonly transmitted through inhalation of air and through the droplets in this breathed air. Beta-infection leads to fatigue, chills, fever, sore throat resulting in a white membrane to form on the tonsils.
The beta microbe causes throat inflammation that start as a sore throat and if it is left untreated then it can cause permanent health problems such as heart rheumatism, arthritis and kidney inflammation. Other bacterial infections associated with sore throat include tonsillitis, diphtheria, and also epiglottitis, which is less frequent. Tonsillitis, an inflammation of tonsils on both sides of the throat, can also cause sore throat. The frequent occurrence of sore throat due to tonsillitis indicates that the inflammation of the tonsils is not well treated. Infections in the nose or sinuses can also cause sore throat, as the diseased stream including the bacteria goes to the throat.