Difficulty Swallowing, Grooved Tongue, Pain Or Discomfort And Sore Throat

Reviewed on 2/28/2022

Sore throat, pain and difficulty swallowing can accompany viral sore throat infections as well as tonsillitis, strep throat, and sinus infections. A grooved in the tongue (fissured tongue) can be a normal anatomical variant. If you believe you may have strep throat, visit your healthcare provider so that you may receive appropriate treatment.

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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