Difficulty Swallowing, Enlarged Or Swollen Glands, Gagging And Sore Throat

Reviewed on 8/31/2020

Gagging and problems swallowing can be related to different conditions that affect the throat. Your symptoms could be related to viral sore throat, tonsillitis, scarlet fever, or gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). GERD tends to be chronic (persisting over time) and causes heartburn. If you are concerned about any symptoms such as these, seek the advice of your doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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