Sore throat

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that 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.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Cold

A cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Excessive sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Blocked nose
  • Difficult or painful swallowing

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Cold.

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

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.

Glandular Fever

Glandular fever is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young adults.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • High temperature
  • Aching muscles all over body

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Glandular Fever.

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

Hand foot and mouth disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that can affect young children.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Mouth ulcer
  • Rash on foot
  • Rash on hand
  • Skin rash
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Hand foot and mouth disease.

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

Laryngitis

Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx (voice box).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Change of voice
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty speaking
  • High temperature
  • Cough

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Laryngitis.

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

Measles

Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • White spots inside cheeks
  • Skin rash
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Measles.

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

Roseola

Roseola is a common, usually mild, viral infection that affects babies and toddlers.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Blocked nose
  • Skin rash

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Roseola.

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

Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that causes a distinctive pink-red rash.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Unusually tired
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rash
  • High temperature
  • Swollen tongue with red spots

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Scarlet fever.

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

Sore throat

Sore throats are very common and usually nothing to worry about.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Sore throat
  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Dry cough
  • Difficulty speaking

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Sore throat.

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

Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Unusually tired
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Tonsillitis.

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