What is a Sore Throat?
The tonsils, pharynx, and larynx make up the throat, stretching from the mouth’s back to the top of the respiratory and digestive systems. Imagine it a filter channel for any viruses, bacteria, or other irritants that could have made it onto the esophagus carrying air, dirt, and food. The throat’s purpose is to stop these irritants by filtering them out. Infections and inflammation of the throat usually develop as a result of this process, typically becoming a sore throat.
Children and adolescents are particularly susceptible to developing sore throats due to their limited resistance to the viruses and bacteria that are the primary causative agents of throat infections.