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What are the causes of a sore throat?

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There are over 200 different causes for getting a sore throat. The most common cause is from having an infection, though, because it is highly contagious. Infections are produced from either viruses (like those in the common cold) or bacteria (such as strep, mycoplasma, or hemophilus).

Your body usually builds up antibodies to fight off viruses within a week, so if your sore throat lasts longer than that, then it is likely that it is a bacterial problem that should checked out by a doctor.

Other causes of sore throats include Allergies, reflux, and irritation from cold, dry weather.
Sore Throat, also known as Pharyngitis, is primarily caused by a number of different viral or bacterial infections, although irritation of the pharynx (such as caused by a chemical, dry air, screaming, vomiting, smoking) is another frequent cause. Sore Throat may also be caused by inflammation or infection of the surrounding tissues (such as the tonsils or adenoids) and rarely more acute problems such as Peritonsillar abscess or Epiglottitis.
a sore throught could be caused by yelling, or to much vocal use. the best way to get rid of it is drinking Orange Juice and not using your voice for about 24 hours.

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