Throat redness

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Yoshinori Abe

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Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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Content updated on May 23, 2022

Description

It describes redness of the throat due to inflammation or infection.

When to See a Doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fever

  • Neck pain / stiffness

  • Dysphagia

  • Eye pain

  • Chest pain during swallowing

Possible Causes

  • Acute tonsillitis / pharyngitis

    Infection of the tonsils and pharynx (back of the mouth), either by viruses or bacteria.

  • Pharyngoconjunctival fever

    A viral infection causing sore throat, red eyes and fever. Some patients may have enlarged lymph nodes (lumps) in the neck. Patients will recover without treatment by themselves.

  • Herpangina

    A viral infection of the throat and mouth, causing throat pain and mouth ulcers. There is a risk of dehydration as the mouth hurts when drinking water.

  • Retropharyngeal abscess

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have redness in your throat?

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