(HealthDay News) -- A sore throat has a litany of possible causes, including an allergy, air pollution, dry air or exposure to tobacco smoke.
The culprit also may be a virus, notably the common cold.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says signs that a virus may be behind your sore throat include:
- Coughing and sneezing.
- Watery eyes.
- A mild headache and general body aches.
- Runny nose.
- A fever of less than 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
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