A sore throat is usually due to viruses and are frequently associated with the common cold. Throat discomfort will usually subside in a few days, and other cold symptoms such as a runny nose, cough, red or watery eyes, sneezing and congestion may follow. Antibiotics are not effective against a virus and should not be used to treat a cold virus and sore throat. Bacterial infections, such as strep throat, are more severe and these require a course of antibiotic therapy. Other causes of sore throat include smoking, pollution, tobacco irritation, allergies, dry air, reflux or ulcers. A physician can determine if any cultures, diagnostic studies or treatment are needed.
THROAT AND VOICE CONDITIONS WE TREAT
Some of the more common throat and voice problems are listed below. Please click on the links below to learn more. For more information about any of these disorders and conditions or for questions about a condition not listed here, please contact us to schedule an appointment.