Pain Or Discomfort And Throat Tightness

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

A bad sore throat like strep or a virus can make it hard to swallow. But sometimes, if you are feeling very stressed, you may feel that your throat feels uncomfortable or tight. Serious causes of these symptoms include a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis, or pain radiating up from a heart attack. Get emergency medical help if you feel that your throat is tight or closing.

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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