Dr Oz’s Sore Throat segment came right in time, because I have a very sore throat today. With cold and flu season upon us, one of the very first signs that we are sick is that we get sore throats. Doctor Oz gave advice on How to Diagnose a Sore Throat. Most throats that are sore and achy have either a Virus or a Bacterial Infection. What is the difference between a Virus and Strep Throat though?
Dr Oz: Strep Throat vs Virus
Dr Oz said that the main difference between having Strep Throat and a Virus is that with Strep Throat it is a bacterial infection where you get puss on the back of your throat or on your tonsils. You can get some inflammation and irritation, as well as phlegm, from the Strep Bacteria too. In a Viral Infection, you will mainly see redness from inflammation and irritation, as well as phlegm – but you will not see white puss. Throat pain differs between the Strep Bacteria and a Viral Infection too.
Dr Oz: Cold Virus
Here are some common traits of the Cold Virus: