To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of sore throat we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow sore throat to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind sore throat consists of three steps:
Do you have a sore throat now?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Yes, somewhat sore
→ Yes, very sore and painful to swallow