Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Coughs and Colds
You have identified that your most bothersome symptom is a sore throat. In very severe cases, a sore throat is accompanied by dangerous swelling of the tonsils or nearby tissue, and this can put you at risk of developing a blocked airway. In this case, you need to be evaluated urgently by a doctor.
Review the following three questions:
Are you drooling because you are unable to easily swallow your saliva?
Do you have unusually noisy breathing?
Do you feel like your throat is closing?