Symptom guide: Sore throat

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Symptom guide: Sore throat
A sore throat can be an indication of a number of possible conditions. The following list of symptoms will help to narrow down the cause.
 
 
 
 
 
Symptoms   
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Irritable
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Low-grade fever
  • Body aches
Likely Cause        Cold
 
 
Symptoms   
  • Sever cold symptoms (See Colds) that come on abruptly
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Dry cough       
  • Possible fever
  • Possible vomiting
  • Headache
  • Body aches
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Wheezing
Likely Cause        Flu
 
 
Symptoms   
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Swollen, bright red tonsils sometimes flecked with white
Likely Cause         Viral tonsillitis
 
 
Symptoms   
  • Tonsils are swollen, bright red, and may be flecked with white
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Swollen glands in the neck under the jaw and under the ear
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
Likely Cause         Strep throat
 

Symptoms   
  • Small red blisters inside the mouth or on the lips
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Lack of appetite or refusal to eat
  • Bad breath
  • Possible dehydration
Likely Cause        Gingivostomatitis
 
 
Symptoms   
  • Small blister-like sores in the mouth and on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet (Can also be located on the buttocks)
  • Mild fever
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
Likely Cause        Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
 
 
Symptoms   
  • Sore throat or pain in the throat
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Breathlessness
  • Drooling
Likely Cause        Swallowed object  (Seek medical attention immediately)
 
 
Symptoms   
  • Extreme sore throat
  • High fever
  • Labored breathing that is noisy
  • Drooling
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Blue color to lips or skin
Likely Cause        Epiglottitis   (Seek medical attention immediately.)

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