Handling a Hurt Throat

Woman holding her inflamed throat.

Having a sore throat is a common thing for many people. If you’ve had the flu or battled through a cold, you understand that a sore throat is a calling card for these conditions. However, some people find themselves dealing with a constantly sore throat, which can make it a challenge to get through the day. If you work in a position that requires you to communicate frequently with others, it can hamper your ability to get the job done and affect your performance. If this describes your situation, Dr. Volpi can help. If your throat is consistently sore, he can provide the necessary insight to get to the root of the problem and address your concerns.

Here are a few possible reasons why your throat is always sore and how our office can help.


Many sore throat cases resolve with a combination of over-the-counter medications, rest, and fluids. However, some sore throat cases need extra attention. One such cause of a chronically sore throat that takes a nuanced approach is Pharyngitis. A telling sign of Pharyngitis is having symptoms such as 

  • Scratchiness
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness when speaking
  • Swollen glands

Another thing to look out for is if these symptoms persist for longer than a week. If so, it’s time to get help.

A Throat Infection

Another possible cause for a chronically sore throat is a throat infection. Sometimes, having a common cold or the flu can cause throat infections because of a virus or strain of bacteria that affects the body. One of the most commonly known throat infections is streptococcus or strep throat, but other throat infections can include Tonsillitis, Tonsillopharyngitis, and others.

Treating a Chronically Sore Throat

Treatment strategies for chronic sore throats can vary depending on the cause. Some sore throat cases need antibiotics and rest to resolve. However, having a chronically sore throat is a sign that you must visit an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist to get the specific care you need for your situation. Dr. Volpi can provide the personalized, high-quality care you need for your situation and help you get back your quality of life. The first step to restoring your comfort is to come to visit us. To schedule a consultation, call our NYC office today at 212-873-6036.

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