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The hard-to-swallow truth about pharyngitis

Velocity Care explores the causes, symptoms and treatment options for pharyngitis

What is pharyngitis?

Pharyngitis is the medical term for a sore throat. You can get pharyngitis from a virus (such as the common cold or the flu) or from a bacterial infection (such as strep throat). Symptoms range in severity from a mildly irritated throat to a severely sore throat – where talking and swallowing are extremely painful. Pharyngitis occurs when a virus or bacteria infect the throat area, causing...

  April 18, 2017   Sore throat 5 Comments   Read More

How to tell the difference between a sore throat and strep throat

Velocity Care shares ways to ease a sore throat

As the weather changes, a common complaint often heard is that of a sore throat. Many people may automatically assume they have strep throat. However, there are a number of other reasons for a sore throat including allergies, colds and postnasal drips, which can lead to a sinus infection.

  October 14, 2016   Illness, Sore throat, Sick, Strep throat 0 Comments   Read More

4 common causes of a sore throat

Velocity Care reviews symptoms of and treatments for sore throats

A sore throat is often the first sign of a variety of illnesses that can range in severity from mild to serious. Sore throats commonly occur as the seasons change; however, that isn’t the only defining factor in determining an illness. Here, Velocity Care listed the top four common sore throat causes and various treatment options below.

  October 28, 2015   Illness, Sore throat 0 Comments   Read More

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