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Sore throat symptoms

Sore throats are often caused by viral infections of the upper respiratory tract.1
Click on the plus symbols to see how customers may describe their symptoms in the pharmacy.2

Sore throats are often caused by viral infections of the upper respiratory tract.1
Click on the plus symbols on the image to see how customers may describe their symptoms in the pharmacy.2

If a customer presents with a severe sore throat and the symptoms below, refer to the GP, as they may have glandular fever.3

  • Extreme tiredness or exhaustion
  • Fever
  • Tonsillitis that has not improved
    (symptoms typically improve within 3-4 days)
  • Feeling hot and shivery

Note: if you are unsure of the symptoms a customer is presenting, always refer to your pharmacist

DIFF-2021-0023  Date of preparation: November 2021