The decline in temperature indicates the beginning of the spread of colds and flu. Most people during the autumn and winter months will feel irritation and scratching of the throat and / or pain when swallowing and speaking. The causes of reddened, dry and sore throat may be different from viruses and bacteria to the irritation caused by low humidity or air, shouting, breathing through mouth because of stuffy nose and smoking. The good news is that in most cases the pain and discomfort of scratching and dryness passes quickly and does not represent a serious health problem.
Most cases of sore throat are due to a viral infection like a cold or flu. When a sore throat is caused by a virus, quickly disappears, and only with home care. It is important in such cases not to use treatment with antibiotics, because they are not effective. In very rare cases cause a sore throat can be a bacterial infection, which is treatment using antibiotics. Sore throat usually comes along with other symptoms such as stuffy and runny nose, headache, fatigue and cough or symptoms of common cold.Ask for help from your doctor if you: have a fever over 38 degrees, you tonsils are swollen or red, you have white spots on the throat or back of the tongue, you have swollen glands throat, you have ear pain or sore throat troubling in a week.