The most important causes of sore throat
Sore throats may result from:
Viruses: Doctors believe viruses are the main factor responsible for most cases of sore throats. As is well known, there is no drug for treating viral sore throats, however, statistics indicate that 60% of infected people may receive antibiotic treatment, although a large part of them will not be effective and will not affect the course of the disease.
Bacteria: The most common type of bacterium that can lead to sore throats is Streptococcus and Arcanobacterium haemolyticum (especially in adolescents, sometimes associated with a mild red rash).