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Symptoms and Treatment
A sore throat is a viral infection also known as pharyngitis that causes pain and scratchiness in the throat.
Symptoms associated with a sore throat include:
- Pain or a scratchy sensation in the throat
- Pain that worsens with swallowing or talking
- Difficulty swallowing
- Sore, swollen glands in the neck or jaw
- Swollen, red tonsils
- White patches or pus on your tonsils
- Hoarse or muffled voice
Sore Throat Treatment
What to do for a sore throat? If you are experiencing these or similar symptoms, connect with a doctor online today to receive a personalized treatment plan and feel better, faster. MUSC Health Virtual Care teams provide treatment for a sore throat starting at the age of 2 years old.
**Note care team includes physicians, nurse practitioner (NP), and Physician Assistants (PA)