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Diphtheria symptoms
Diphtheria

Symptoms could include:

  • A sore throat refers to pain, itchiness, or irritation of the throat. You may have difficulty swallowing food and liquids, and increased pain when you swallow.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term "breathing difficulty" describes discomfort when breathing and the feeling that you can't draw a complete breath. This can develop gradually, or you may have a sudden onset. Breathing difficulties make you feel as though you can't get eno...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring and stiffness. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
    Source:HLCMS
  • If your voice is hoarse, you may have a raspy, weak, or airy quality to your voice that prevents you from making smooth vocal sounds.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Drooling is when saliva unintentionally flows outside of your mouth. It can be caused by too much saliva production or weak muscles around the mouth.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Lymph nodes are small glands in the neck that filter lymph, the fluid that circulates through the lymphatic system. Find out what causes them to swell.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Labored breathing is a medical emergency. Breathing is an automatic process, regulated in the brainstem. Working to breathe is usually a sign of
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Fever is also known as hyperthermia, pyrexia, or elevated temperature. It describes a body temperature that's higher than normal. Fever can affect children and adults. A short-term increase in body temperature can help your body fight off illness.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term "chills" refers to a feeling of being cold without an apparent cause. You get this feeling when your muscles repeatedly expand and contract.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Stridor is a high-pitched, wheezing sound caused by disrupted airflow. Airflow is usually disrupted by a blockage in the larynx (voice box) or trachea (windpipe). It's most noticeable when breathing in, though it can sometimes be heard when breath...
    Source:HLCMS
  • An airway obstruction is a blockage in any part of the airway. The airway is a complex system of tubes that conveys inhaled air from your nose and mouth into your lungs. An obstruction may partially or totally prevent air from getting into your lu...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blue lips may represent a type of cyanosis caused by a lower level of circulating oxygen in the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Cyanosis refers to a bluish cast to the skin and mucous membranes caused by a lower level of circulating oxygen carried by the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Blue fingernails may represent a type of cyanosis caused by a lower level of lack of circulating oxygen in the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperature. A compounding factor can be dehydration (lack of fluids.
    Source:Healthline
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