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Sore throats are one of the most common medical conditions. In fact, millions of people each year experience sore throats and go to the doctor to get treated for them. While this condition tends to be more common in younger people, any age group can experience it.
In the most simple sense, a sore throat occurs whenever you experience discomfort or pain in your throat. More detailed symptoms of a sore throat include the following:
Sore throats can be caused by various issues and illnesses such as:
Most of the time, sore throats are a minor issue and can be easily soothed and treated at home with remedies like a saltwater rinse, cough drops and throat lozenges, or pain medicine. For seasonal allergy sufferers, a daily allergy medication usually works well to relieve symptoms.
However, if your sore throat is caused by a more serious infection, you may need to visit your doctor for antiviral prescriptions or other medication.
While most sore throats are easily treated and tend to go away on their own, there are times when it is important to see a doctor. Sometimes, sore throats can also be a sign of more severe issues or illnesses, especially when you experience symptoms like:
If in doubt, it is always best to schedule an appointment with your doctor. At Houston Sinus & Allergy, Dr. Nguyen can help you discover what is causing your discomfort as well as help you find the best treatment for your sore throat. He offers a wide range of treatments and procedures to ease symptoms, including allergy shots and steroid injections. Your care plan will be customized to your specific needs.
Reach out to Dr. Nguyen if you have any questions or would like to book an assessment or appointment at our clinic in Houston, Texas. Contact us today with any questions you may have and we’ll get you on your way to lasting relief.