It turns out that if you have a hard time swallowing your morning coffee, it's difficult for doctors to tell at a glance whether your sore throat is caused by a standard cold, the flu, or COVID Robert Mordkin, M. He says this is part of the difficulty of diagnosing coronavirus: many of the symptoms look a lot like the cold or flu, meaning it's really hard to tell if somebody has COVID without doing swabs of their throat and nasal passages. The ache in your throat from coronavirus is technically called pharyngitis , and it's caused by the virus entering the membranes that line your nose and throat, making them swell. The same thing happens with the common cold and influenza viruses. It's an inflammatory response by your immune system to fight the illness, Dr.
How Do I Recognize a Sore Throat from an STD?
Sore throat in adults - Mayo Clinic
The Lingering Sore Throat (Chronic Pharyngitis)
Sure, a sore throat can be annoying. But when your throat pain won't let up, it could be a sign of a serious problem — one you should have checked out. When you wake up in the morning and notice that a sore throat has come back — again — don't just grab the lozenges and ignore it.
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