No Fever But Sore Throat? It could be that these 5 problems are the cause – Sore throat is a common disease. But usually this health problem is accompanied by other health problems such as fever.

So what if we have a sore throat but no fever?

In most cases, a sore throat without a fever is caused by allergies, reflux, STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections), and from singing or screaming.

“In general, a sore throat without a fever is less worrying than a sore throat with a fever,” said Hiten Patel, family physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

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Launching from Insider, here are five causes of sore throat without fever symptoms.

1. Colds

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Have a cold. (Shutterstock)

One of the most common causes of a sore throat without a fever is the common cold. If you have a cold, you may also experience other symptoms including sneezing, nasal congestion, coughing, watery eyes, and feeling tired.

2. Tonsillitis

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Tonsillitis. [shutterstock]

Tonsillitis is swelling of the tonsils, which are lumps of tissue at the back of the throat. Inflammation or swelling, often caused by a viral infection. However, tonsillitis is also caused by a bacterial infection.

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Tonsillitis is common in children under 2 years of age, although this symptom also occurs in adults. In addition, there are several symptoms of this tonsillitis. Starting from a severe sore throat, red and swollen tonsils, difficulty swallowing, bad breath, and swollen glands in the neck.

3. Allergies

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Seasonal allergies are also known as allergic rhinitis or hay fever, which can cause a sore throat without a fever. These symptoms occur due to postnasal drip, or mucus from the nose that goes down the throat.

Other symptoms also include sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, cough, itching in the eyes, nose, mouth, throat, headache, to watery and red eyes.

4. Gastric Acid Reflux

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Photo by Polina Zimmerman from Pexels

If you have a sore throat without a persistent fever, it may be due to acid reflux. Reflux is known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This symptom occurs when stomach contents rise through the esophagus into the throat.

On the other hand, acid reflux is also experienced in adults, pregnant women, and also people who are overweight. Other symptoms of acid reflux include heartburn and chest pain, chronic cough or hoarseness, difficulty swallowing, nausea, and regurgitation.

5. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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Illustration (pixabay)

STIs or sexually transmitted infections can also cause a sore throat, especially if you’ve been exposed to viruses like gonorrhea and herpes, which can be one of the first symptoms of HIV infection.

Often, STIs have no symptoms. However, there are other symptoms that can trigger it. Starting from sores on the genitals and mouth, pain when urinating, increase or change in genitals, pain in the pelvis, and pain in the penis to the vagina.