Sore throats can cause pain, hoarseness, and burning when you swallow. A persistent sore throat can result from a variety of conditions, including potentially dangerous infections, so its. A sore throat is a painful, dry, or scratchy feeling in the throat. It accounts for more than 13 million visits to doctors offices each. Allergies dust, mold, or dander allergies, in particular, can cause the post-nasal drip that contributes to your sore throat. Acid reflux a sore throat caused by acid reflux is often worse in the morning since acid from the stomach can enter the esophagus, back of the throat, and mouth (contributing to tooth erosion) during the night while you are sleeping. Most of the time, it is a symptom of allergies, a cold, or the flu. While a sore throat can be painful, it is usually not serious. Its one of the most common health complaints, particularly during the colder months of the year, when respiratory diseases are at their peak. chronic sore throat 2124 in response to countrylad hi i have similar one side sore throat comes and goes but when the pain comes it can be quite painful if i lie down it feelslike something is pushing on the side of my throat and feelsweird to swallow.