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10 possible causes of "Hoarseness, Sore throat"
Symptoms:
  • Neck lump
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
1. Strep Throat
Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. This common condition is caused by group A streptococcus bacteria . Strep throat can affect children and adults of all ages...
Symptoms:
  • Stridor
  • Fever
  • Throat irritation
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Feels hot to touch
2. Laryngitis
Laryngitis occurs when the voice box or vocal cords become inflamed from overuse, irritation, or infection. It can be short or long term. The inflammation that causes laryngitis can be tied to a variety of conditions...
Symptoms:
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dry cough
  • Dry throat
3. Chronic Laryngitis
Laryngitis occurs when your voice box (larynx) and vocal cords become swollen and irritated. This fairly common condition often causes hoarseness or loss of voice. A range of issues can cause laryngitis, includin...
Symptoms:
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Intercostal recession
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Blue color skin
4. Epiglottitis
Epiglottitis is a life-threatening condition characterized by inflamed epiglottis tissue. The epiglottis is made of cartilage and is located at the base of the tongue. It helps prevent food from entering your windpipe...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Pain on swallowing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Burning abdominal pain
5. Types of Acid Reflux
Acid reflux disease or GERD is a chronic digestive disease with symptoms of esophogeal burning & heartburn. GERD can be managed thru medication & lifestyle changes.
Symptoms:
  • Blood tinged sputum
  • Coughing up blood
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • High-pitched breath sounds
6. Laryngeal Cancer
Laryngeal cancer is a type of throat cancer that affects the larynx. The larynx is your voice box - it contains cartilage and muscles that help you talk. This type of cancer can damage your voice. When not treate...
Symptoms:
  • Stridor
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Rattling breathing
  • Labored breathing
  • Harsh, brassy cough
7. Croup
Croup is a viral condition that causes swelling around the vocal cords. It is characterized by breathing difficulties and a bad cough that sounds like a barking seal. Many of the viruses responsible for croup also caus...
Symptoms:
  • Blue fingernails
  • Blue lips
  • Rapid breathing
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Airway obstruction
8. Diphtheria
Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that affects the membranes of the throat and nose. Although it spreads easily, diphtheria can be prevented through the use of vaccines. If left untreated, diphtheria can cause sever...
Symptoms:
  • Burping
  • Gagging
  • Nausea
  • Hoarseness
  • Sore throat
  • Blood in vomit
9. Esophageal Cancer
The esophagus is a muscular tube that is responsible for moving food from the throat to the stomach. Esophageal cancer occurs when a malignant (cancerous) tumor forms in the esophagus lining. As it grows it can affec...
Symptoms:
  • Neck lump
  • Airway obstruction
  • Sore throat
  • Hoarseness
  • Trismus
  • Feels hot to touch
10. Peritonsillar Abscess
A peritonsillar abscess is a relatively common bacterial infection that usually begins as a complication to untreated strep throat or tonsillitis and produces a collection of pus. Use of antibiotics in the treatment o...

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