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What causes sore throat?

hello, within the last 24 hours i have developed a severe sore throat it is painful to swallow and to talk, and now the pain is just constant. it feels like its on the left side of my throat but i have zero other symptoms besides my throat hurting and my glands are not swollen.                                                               
Mon, 6 Oct 2014
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when the throat is sore and swallowing becomes painful, simple warm water gargles with salt or Listerine would help u.For pain paracetamol, 500 mgm every 6 hrs. would be good. If there is fever and/or ear pain get a GP to examine you. Try this for 3 days, failing which u need to be seen by a GP. The cause of sore-throat is very variable from eating ice to singing high-pitched notes, to routine viral and bacterial infections. Caution if there is a rash don't delay a GP consultation !
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What causes sore throat?

when the throat is sore and swallowing becomes painful, simple warm water gargles with salt or Listerine would help u.For pain paracetamol, 500 mgm every 6 hrs. would be good. If there is fever and/or ear pain get a GP to examine you. Try this for 3 days, failing which u need to be seen by a GP. The cause of sore-throat is very variable from eating ice to singing high-pitched notes, to routine viral and bacterial infections. Caution if there is a rash don t delay a GP consultation !