ive had a similar problem...i'd get sore throats...but just attributed it to smoking cigarettes....but i've since quit smoking. its been about 2 months...but i still get an irritated throat. it gets red....and just feels stressed.....It feels like I've been talking loud, for a long time...even when I dont say a word lol My next thought would be its due to my sinuses, which it may be...but I dont feel like I have a sinus drip....My throat and esophagus feel dry. I've not gone to the doctor yet to get it checked out, plan on doing that sometime soon tho
Sometimes a red throat is related to gastro issues. Ask to first see a ENT to have your throat visually scoped. It could be Larygopharyngeal Relfux (LPR) or silent acid reflux, which is often misdiagnoised as sinus or allergy issues. Then see a GI Dr if it is acid vapor/gas rising from the stomach (due to the sphincters (UES & LES) not tightening enough to close off the stomach. This is what happened to me. It took 5 months to diagnois and endless bottles of PPIs, a fundoplication surgery that made me come out ten times worse. I stumbled onto Vit D3 drops and fish oil, which I suspect strengthened my spinchters muscles and is healing my vegal nerve. I have had a great deal of improvment on my self treatment. No Dr was able to help me and I suffered quite a bit before I found some relief from Larygopharyngeal Reflux.