10 Sore Throat Symptoms

By adrian
Reviewed: dr. vanta
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When something irritates the back of the throat, the natural reaction is to cough. Coughing is the body's way of ridding itself of the offending irritant. This defensive mechanism helps protect the body from irritants, such as smoke, mucus and allergens, such as pollen.

A cough accompanies many illnesses, including a sore throat. It can come in many forms, such as a dry or wet cough, a paroxysmal cough, a violent and uncontrollable cough and a croup cough, which is a viral infection affecting children.

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