Sore throat, also known as laryngitis, is a common condition that can be caused by a wide variety of infections and illnesses.
It typically occurs when the tissues in the throat become inflamed and swollen. The pain associated with sore throat can vary greatly, but most people experience it as a burning or throbbing sensation in the neck and upper chest.
Many people also experience difficulty swallowing, loss of voice, and a headache. Sore throat can be highly contagious and can lead to serious complications if not treated promptly.