Swollen Tonsils And Throat Tightness

Reviewed on 4/18/2022

Swollen tonsils may often cause a sense of tightness in the throat along with pain on swallowing. This is often due to a viral or bacterial infection in the throat. Throat tightness and a sense of difficulty breathing can also be a component of a severe allergic reaction. Seek immediate medical attention for a severe allergic reaction, and seek the advice of your doctor any time you are concerned about your symptoms.

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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