Here are some of the most common causes of sore throat and tips for how to prevent sore throats before they develop and become worse.
The winter season has practically become synonymous with sore throats. Sore throats can be caused by viral infections, like the common cold, laryngitis, mono, or by bacterial infections, like strep throat and tonsillitis. Irritants and injuries, like air pollution, heartburn, and chronic fatigue, can also cause our throats to feel sore. No matter what causes them, sore throats are painful, annoying, and get in the way of our daily lives.