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In most persons the symptoms are caused by a virus. Bacteria can cause sore throat
but this does not occur as often as viral infection, usually if the sore throat starts to resolve or improve after 3 to 4 days then it is most likely viral.
In bacterial illness, there may continuing symptoms and persisting fever
Normal course of treatment would involve the use of copious fluids, rest, anti inflammatory pain medication (this would also help with the fever), anti septic/analgesic
throat sprays or gargles. You can consider using cough
syrup to help with the cough.
I hope this helps