Pharyngitis - sore throat

Pharyngitis - bacterial; Sore throat

Pharyngitis, or sore throat, is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. It often makes it painful to swallow.

Throat anatomy

Structures of the throat include the esophagus, trachea, epiglottis and tonsils.

Causes

Symptoms

Exams and Tests

Treatment

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional