Sore throat is a common symptom of many medical issues. However, some throat care issues are more serious than others and may require surgery. The majority of sore throats are caused by infections and are contagious. Viruses such as the flu, the common cold, or bacteria such as strep can cause infections.  Other common causes include allergies or GERD, the leaking of stomach acids back into your esophagus. Other issues that affect the throat include cancer, tonsillitis, laryngitis and croup.

Most throat problems are minor. However, if you need experienced throat care, our ENT specialists offer comprehensive treatment for you.

Why Choose Mercy Health?

Sore throats are frequently dismissed as a minor health problem. However, because they are often a first symptom to larger health issues, it’s important to seek care and treatment as soon as possible. Our ear, nose and throat specialists are here for you to provide treatment that helps you be well — in mind, body, and spirit. Find a specialist near you today.   

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