10 Sore Throat Symptoms

By adr.ian
Reviewed: dr. vanta
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A sore throat refers to the sensations people sometimes feel at the back of their mouth. The throat may feel dry or painful, making it difficult to swallow. Difficulty swallowing is one of the many sore throat symptoms.1‘Difficulty Swallowing and Hoarse Voice.’ Main Line Health, www.mainlinehealth.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/difficulty-swallowing-and-hoarse-voice Others include coughs, swollen glands and a hoarse voice.

Sore throats are commonly caused by infections, such as the common cold, flu, measles, chickenpox and mumps. Bacterial infections, such as strep throat, an infection of the throat and tonsils, can also cause sore throats, as can allergies to pollen, grass and pet dander. Gargling with salt water can sometimes relieve the pain of a sore throat.

Difficulty Swallowing

The dryness and scratchy sensation that a person experiences with a sore throat can sometimes make it difficult to swallow. Anyone having difficulty swallowing is in danger of choking on foods or drinks. The medical term for the condition is dysphagia. There are several reasons why a person may have issues with swallowing.

Difficulty swallowing is not necessarily an indication that something is medically wrong, and it can go away as quickly as it came. If it results from a health condition or something else, it could be anything from acid reflux to a bite from a venomous snake.

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