What are some causes for your throat hurting when you swallow?

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What are some causes for your throat hurting when you swallow?

Sore throat, or pharyngitis, causes pain and discomfort in the throat, which makes it painful to swallow food, reports MedlinePlus. Patients may suffer from a sore throat if they have a cold, the flu or the mononucleosis virus. These may cause inflammation in the area at the back of the throat between the larynx and the tonsils. Strep throat is a disease that results from an infection with the group A Streptococcus bacteria, and it often causes sore throats and pain when swallowing.

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