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Difficult or painful swallowing and Shortness of breath

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Difficulty speaking

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Diphtheria.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Systemic sclerosis

Scleroderma is an uncommon disease that results in hard, thickened areas of skin and sometimes problems with internal organs and blood vessels.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Bloated stomach
  • Swelling of more than one joint
  • Shortness of breath
  • Burning pain in chest or upper abdomen
  • Thickened patch of skin

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Systemic sclerosis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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