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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)

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