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Apart from pain when swallowing, there's also a persistent feeling of throat 'burning' in the same area.

What causes it and why does it feel that way?

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Could you describe the burning sensation some more? Is it located the same spot as the soreness? – Brian Feb 12 '13 at 12:45
@Brian well yes, pretty much the same. – Michael Pankov Feb 12 '13 at 12:59

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If you've been sneezing or coughing a lot it is probably micro abrasions in the throat. I don't recognize any other burning sensation.

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My common cold started with sore throat, with no running nose or coughing. – Calmarius Oct 6 at 10:17

I guess it is because the throat is sore, thus probably inflammated. Inflammations are hot. Though, I am not a doctor.

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