Sore Throat - Description

Almost everyone gets a sore throat at one time or another. Children tend to have them more often than adolescents or adults. Sore throats are most common during the winter months. Infections of the upper respiratory (breathing) tract are more common then and these infections can cause a sore throat.

Sore throats can be either acute or chronic. An acute sore throat comes on suddenly and usually lasts three to seven days while a chronic sore throat lasts much longer.

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