Difficulty Swallowing, Enlarged Or Swollen Glands, Sore Throat And Spots On Tonsils

Reviewed on 8/31/2020

These symptoms may be related to a variety of medical conditions. Examples include viral pharyngitis, tonsillitis, scarlet fever, or gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). GERD tends to be chronic (persisting over time) and causes heartburn. Spots on the tonsils may accompany different forms of infection that affects the throat. Keep track of your symptoms, and contact your doctor any time you have troubling symptoms.

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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