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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?

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. –  constantius 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.


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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