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What are common throat problems?

Some common throat problems are sore throats and laryngitis. If you have laryngitis, it's hard to speak. You may even lose your voice completely for a while.

Most throat problems aren't serious. They come with a cold, then go away. But sometimes they are a sign of an illness, like strep throat, that needs treatment with antibiotics.

Here are some different throat symptoms:
  • Burning or "scratchy" feeling in your throat
  • Throat pain when you swallow, or all the time
  • Redness and swelling on the inside of your throat
  • Hoarse voice (voice sounds deep or strange) or no voice at all

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