why does my throat hurt when i swallow?

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www.webmd.com › cold-and-flu › painful-swallowing-causesWhy Does It Hurt to Swallow? 10 Causes of Pain When Swallowing www.webmd.com › cold-and-flu › painful-swallowing-causes CachedCold Flu or Sinus Infection. A sore throat that causes painful swallowing often signals that you’re getting one of these common illnesses. It can start a day before other symptoms like a runny nose and cough. Strep Throat. Often just called strep this bacterial infection can be very painful. Other telltale signs of strep are not having the usual symptoms of a cold and not having a cough. Mono. This infection caused by the Epstein-Barr virus is easy to get -- and to spread. In addition to pain when swallowing you might also have these symptoms fever headache swollen tonsils and lymph nodes muscle aches and fatigue. Herpes Simplex Virus. Type 1 of this virus can cause sores inside your mouth (as well as along the lips) and pain when swallowing. The sores go away in a few days but call your doctor if this is your first outbreak or if you have HIV.