Sore Throat, Tender Glands And Tenderness To Touch

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

This sounds like inflammation of the tonsils, or tonsillitis. Viruses are the most common cause of these symptoms, but bacteria like streptococcus may also cause the symptoms. Other causes of sore throat can be chronic postnasal drip due to allergies or to acid from the stomach splashing up into your throat. Some people will notice symptoms like hear burn or nausea, but many people with a sore throat due to a stomach acid problem won't have any other symptoms. This is called silent reflux.

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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