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Health Tip: What's Behind Your Sore Throat?
Signs that it may be a virus
-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- A sore throat has a litany of possible causes, including an allergy, air pollution, dry air or exposure to tobacco smoke.
The culprit also may be a virus, notably the common cold.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says signs that a virus may be behind your sore throat include:
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