Itching Or Burning And Swollen Tonsils

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

A throat infection caused by a virus or strep can make your tonsils swell. Allergies can do the same and may cause an itchy, burning throat. If you are having an allergic reaction to a medicine or food, or something in your environment, it can also leave you with an itchy, sore throat.

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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