Difficulty Swallowing, Nasal Congestion, Runny Nose And Sore Throat

Reviewed on 8/31/2020

Your symptoms are characteristic of upper respiratory illnesses including viral sore throat, sinusitis, hay fever, or other allergic reactions. Sore throat of any cause typically leads to difficulty swallowing. Allergic reactions may come and go over time, whereas acute sinusitis and viral pharyngitis tend to come on suddenly and eventually go away. If you are concerned about your symptoms, 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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