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Throat Infection Causes & Symptoms

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What is a throat infection?

A throat infection generally occurs as a result of bacteria or a virus. The most common viral throat infections are caused by the common cold and flu. The most common bacterial throat infection is strep throat, caused by streptococcus bacteria. It is characterized by a chronic sore throat, and redness in the throat. Other throat infection symptoms may include fever, coughing, stuffy nose, and headache. You may be more prone to experience long-lasting or repeated throat infections if you have enlarged tonsils or a thyroglossal duct cyst.

How is a throat infection treated?

If you suspect you may have a throat infection, it is important to see a doctor who specializes in ear, nose and throat healthcare with New York ENT. Our board certified physicians can help you determine the cause of your throat infection, and recommend treatment options as needed. Throat infections that are left untreated can result in more serious health complications.

If you are suffering from a throat infection, the first step towards feeling better is to schedule an evaluation with an experienced ear, nose and throat doctor. Board certified physicians with New York ENT have extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide variety of neck and throat conditions. Fill out the form on this page or call our office at (212) 873-6168 to schedule an appointment today.

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