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1.  Sore Throat
A sore throat refers to pain, itchiness, or irritation of the throat. You may have difficulty swallowing food and liquids, and the pain may get worse when you try to swallow. Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sor...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Difficulty swallowing food
  • Pain on swallowing
  • Scratching throat
2.  Pharyngitis
Pharyngitis is inflammation of the pharynx-the back of the throat. This can cause a sore throat, as well as scratchiness in the throat and difficulty swallowing. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Throat irritation
  • Headache
  • Postnasal drip
3.  Common Cold Overview
The common cold is a virus that involves symptoms like sneezing, a runny nose and a headache. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatments for the common cold now!
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Pain
  • Aversion to food or drink
  • Loss of appetite
  • Body ache
4.  Strep Throat
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. This common condition is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria . Strep throat can affect children and adults of all ages...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Neck lump
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
5.  Cold and Flu Overview
Overview Colds (common colds) and the flu (influenza) are contagious infections that affect the respiratory system. Both are airborne illnesses, spread through coughing and sneezing. Colds typically are confined to th...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Excessive sweating
  • Tender lymph node
  • Shortness of breath
  • Moist skin
6.  Tonsillitis
Tonsils are the two lymph nodes located on each side of the back of your throat. They function as a defense mechanism, helping to prevent infection from entering the rest of your body. When the tonsils themselves becom...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Earache
  • Neck lump
  • Stridor
  • Cough
7.  Sinus Infections (Sinusitis)
A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is a common condition that affects 31 million people in the United States each year. The infection occurs when your sinuses and nasal passages become inflamed. The sinuses are small ai...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Bad breath
  • Headache
  • Pain
8.  Laryngitis
Laryngitis occurs when the voice box or vocal cords become inflamed from overuse, irritation, or infection. It can be short or long term. The inflammation that causes laryngitis can be tied to a variety of conditions...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Stridor
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Feels hot to touch
  • Throat irritation
9.  Allergic Rhinitis
Allergic rhinitis, also called hay fever, is the group of uncomfortable symptoms that occur when your body is exposed to a specific allergen. An allergen is a typically harmless substance, such as grass or dust, whic...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Wheezing
  • Mouth irritation
  • High-pitched breath sounds
  • Headache
10.  Chronic Bronchitis
Your bronchial tubes are responsible for delivering air to your lungs. When these tubes become inflamed, mucus can build up. The coughing and shortness of breath this causes is known as bronchitis. People often develo...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing up blood
  • Pleuritic chest pain
  • Pain
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