This four-page handout educates people about sore throat, which is inflammation or irritation of the throat that results in pain or discomfort when a person swallows. It lists other signs and symptoms that can accompany a sore throat, and identifies its possible causes. It recommends things people can do to feel better, and clarifies when to go see a doctor, identifying those symptoms for which a doctor should be called immediately. The document explains the different treatments for bacterial infection such as strep throat, and viral infections such as cold or flu (influenza).
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