Sore throat is a common reason for throat pain. Usually, a sore throat is bad first thing in the morning and gets better through the day.
Sometimes, mouth breathing leads to a sore throat. This can mostly be relived by drinking fluids.
Sore throats are mostly the result of common viral infections. Viruses can cause specific kinds of sore throat. Such as, Coxsackievirus can cause blisters in the throat.
Bacteria can also cause a sore throat and so can mono and the flu lead to specific types of throat infections.
Then again, smoking, breathing polluted air, exposure to pollen, moulds and pet dander for those who are allergic can cause sore throats and throat pain.
Throat pain and sore throat caused by viruses take their own time to cure, which is usually a week to ten days.
Antibiotics are the standard cure for sore throat resulting from infection cause by bacteria. You must take the complete dosage of the prescribed antibiotic to prevent reoccurrence of the sore throat and antibiotic resistance.
Sore throat, throat pain, and other symptoms resulting from mono can last up to 4 weeks or more. Mono deserves plenty of rest light exercise.
A sore throat due to an allergy needs tracing out the allergy trigger and treatment for the current allergy symptoms.
Here are some things that you can do to provide relief to the throat pain: gargle with a glass of lukewarm water to which a spoon of salt is added, suck throat lozenges, and avoid fruit juices, increase your intake of fluids.
As it is said, prevention is better than cure. So, try not to catch a cold and save yourself the suffering of throat pain. The best way to do this is to cover your mouth with a tissue of hanky when coughing or sneezing, wash your hands with soap regularly, and not touch your eyes or mouth.