Can Allergies Lead to a Sore Throat?

Q:
Can allergies lead to a sore throat?

A:
A sore throat is an inflammation of the throat. You may feel pain or scratchy sensation in your throat, especially when you swallow. You may also have symptoms like swollen and red tonsils, hoarse voice, a fever, a cough, headache or a runny nose.

A sore throat often results from viral infections or bacterial infections. A cold, flu and allergies are the main causes of a sore throat. If your symptoms are not severe, you can take some home remedies and will recover in 1 week. However, if you suffer with severe symptoms, you need to talk to your doctor and get more treatments.

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