Health Tip: What's Behind a Sore Throat?
(HealthDay News) -- A sore throat is among the most common medical maladies. But it shouldn't be ignored, since a sore throat could represent a harmless problem or a serious illness such as strep throat.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says possible causes of a sore throat include:
A virus, such as the flu or common cold.
A bacterial infection.
Smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke.
- After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear
April 11, 2014
- Prescription Eardrops Seem Best for Kids With Recurrent Ear Infection: Study
February 19, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2012 HealthDay. All rights reserved.