Understanding Pharyngitis (Sore Throats)

Last Updated on May 1, 2018Pharyngitis is inflammation or swelling within the pharynx, which is in the back area of the throat. It’s most commonly referred to simply as “a sore throat.” Pharyngitis can also cause irritation, scratchiness, and coarseness within the throat and difficulty swallowing. According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), pharyngitis-induced sore throat is one of the most frequent reasons for doctor visits. More incidents of pharyngitis … Continue reading Understanding Pharyngitis (Sore Throats)