Sore throat refers to the inflammation of the pharynx or back of the throat. A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. It occurs frequently when a person has a cold or an attack of influenza.A sore throat often makes it painful to swallow.
The lymph glands along the sides of the neck may become swollen and tender. The back of the throat may become very red and even covered with a grayish-white membrane.Most of the time the soreness is worse in the morning and improves as the day progresses.
4.Breathing through the mouth which can cause drying and irritation of the throat
5.Foreign substance stuck in the throat such as chicken and fish bone
Treatments and Home remedies
1.Drink warm liquids such as honey or lemon tea.
2.Tamarind is also beneficial in the treatment of sore throat. Drink a glass of tamarind water twice a day.
3.Sucking on hard candies or throat lozenges can be very soothing, because it increases saliva production.
4.Gargle several times a day with warm salt water .
5.Drink fresh carrot juice (as much as possible) and within a day or two, it should be gone.
6.Try over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen.
7.Take a tall glass of hot water as you can stand it squeeze 2 lemons and add some honey and drink.
8.Mix equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and warm water. Gargle every 15 minutes.
9.Gargle with old fashion Listerine mouthwash.
10.Eat natural yogurt when you get a sore throat, it helps the sore throat go away.