Your throat (pharynx) is part of your respiratory (breathing) and digestive systems. The throat is a muscular tube that carries food, drink and air. It can get affected by viral and bacterial infections, such as colds and strep throat, but also serious conditions such as throat cancer. Learn how to manage and treat these conditions.
Group A streptococcal infection
Group A streptococcal (GAS) infection is a bacterial infection. Find out about the symptoms and treatment for GAS infection, and how to prevent it.
Croup is very common in children under 5 years old. Find out how croup is diagnosed and treated here.
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing)
Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) includes problems with swallowing, drinking, chewing, eating, dribbling, or closing the lips. Find out more here.
Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Scarlet fever is a bacterial throat infection usually affecting primary school-aged children. Find out about its symptoms, treatments and prevention.
Sore throat (pharyngitis)
Pharyngitis is a symptom of a bacterial or viral infection, common with a cold or flu. Learn how to care for a sore throat and when to see a doctor.
Strep throat is an infection of your throat caused by streptococci bacteria. Learn more about what it is, and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Tonsil stones are small lumps of hardened material that form in the tonsils when debris builds up. Learn about 'tonsilloliths' symptoms and treatment.
Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils at the back of the throat. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for tonsillitis.
Throat cancer can get treated if diagnosed early. If you have concerns, see a doctor. Find out about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.