Difficulty Talking, Pain Or Discomfort And Throat Tightness

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

This may be seen from a viral or bacterial tonsillitis or pharyngitis (sore throat). Laryngitis can be the result of viral infection, strained voice, toxins (like alcohol, cigarette, and marijuana), vocal cord polyps, or throat cancer. These symptoms can be the result of an allergic reaction. If it occurs suddenly after ingesting food or a new medication and there is itching, call 911. If it isn't an allergy, but it doesn't go away, call 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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