Fast Five Quiz: Sore Throat

Fast Five Quiz: Sore Throat

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Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA

November 06, 2019

Sore throats are among the more commonly reported symptoms. Viruses are responsible for 85%-95% of sore throats in adults, 70% in children aged 5-16 years, and 95% in children younger than 5 years. Although most cases resolve spontaneously, it is important to be able to recognize and diagnose significant associated conditions and follow recommended best practices. Do you know key aspects and proper approaches associated with pharyngitis, tonsillitis, and laryngitis? Test yourself with this quick quiz.

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Professor of Otolaryngology, Dentistry, and Engineering, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado

Disclosure: Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
Serve(d) as a director, officer, partner, employee, advisor, consultant or trustee for: Cerescan; RxRevu; Cliexa; The Physicians Edge; Sync-n-Scale; mCharts
Received income in an amount equal to or greater than $250 from: The Physicians Edge; Cliexa
Received stock from: RxRevu
Received ownership interest from: Cerescan, for consulting

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Fast Five Quiz: Sore Throat

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Understanding Sore Throat — the Basics

Understanding Sore Throat — the Basics

Everyone knows what a sore throat feels like. It’s one of the most common health complaints, particularly during the colder months of the year, when respiratory diseases are at their peak.

The raw, scratchy, burning feeling at the back of your throat is often the first warning sign that you have a cold, or that the flu is on the way. But it can also be the first symptom of more serious conditions, so you should watch how it develops.

Call your doctor if your sore throat feels worse or lasts longer than the run-of-the-mill type.


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