The raw, scratchy feeling in the back of your throat is normally the first sign that you may be developing a cold. This could range from a common viral infection, to Covid-19, to a more serious condition.
The throat is the tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The scientific name for the throat is the Pharynx.
There are many reasons for developing a sore throat. These include allergies, smoking, strep throat, tonsillitis, and many others.
Treatment depends on the root cause of the problem. Solutions as simple as sucking on lozenges, drinking liquids, and gargling may ease the pain of a sore throat if the cause is less severe. For more serious conditions, the providers at Make You Well may need to prescribe an antibiotic to fight off the infection that is causing the sore throat.
Antibiotics work by blocking vital processes in bacteria. They kill the bacteria or stop it from spreading.
Another solution may be to prescribe an anti-viral medication. Antivirals block receptors so that viruses can’t bind to and enter healthy cells.
The providers at Make You Well in Torrance, CA can evaluate your specific symptoms and condition to diagnose the root cause of your sore throat, and get you back on your feet in no time.