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Scratchy, tickley, or painfully raw, your throat seems to be vulnerable to almost any virus or upper respiratory infection. Luckily, it’s easily soothed with ice cream.

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Pharyngitis is the medical term for a sore throat. It means your throat is red and inflamed. It’s usually caused by a cold virus but could be caused by the flu or strep throat.
There are many possible causes of your sore throat, including cold and flu viruses. Understand the cause of your sore throat to get the right treatment.
A swollen throat could be caused by strep throat or a cold virus, but it can also be caused by GERD or more serious conditions like an allergic reaction or goiter.
Regurgitation is when food, liquid, or stomach acid flows back up from the stomach and into the mouth. It can happen from eating too fast. Or if you are overweight or pregnant. If it happens a lot, there may be an underlying issue.
These spasms can cause chest pain and difficulty swallowing. While those symptoms seem scary, esophageal spasms are rarely dangerous. What causes them isn’t always clear, but they can be controlled with medication or nonsurgical procedures.
Trouble swallowing, or dysphagia, is the inability to swallow foods and liquids with ease. Difficulty swallowing can be caused by anxiety, acid reflux & anemia.
If you have a swollen uvula, you may also be experiencing a sore throat, trouble swallowing, and maybe even a fever. An enlarged uvula is often caused by infection, an allergic reaction, or irritation from chemicals or medical procedures.
A tickle in your throat can be caused by an infection, inflammatory conditions, or other chronic conditions, and treatments range from home treatment to doctor visits.
Having the need to constantly clear your throat can be commonly caused by acid reflux disease (GERD), mucus buildup from bronchiectasis, or new-onset seasonal allergies.

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