Viral Throat Inflammation Symptoms

Throat infections are caused by the transmission of viruses and bacteria. The majority of this does not require medication, but there are also serious illnesses with symptoms of throat infection.


Throat Infection Symptoms

The most common symptoms are:

  • Redness, swelling, inflammation in the throat (pharynx and its around)

  • Difficulty in swallowing, sore throat

  • Dryness in throat

  • Redness, swelling in tonsils

  • Pain in the ear or neck

  • Breathe noisily or muffled sound

If the cause of throat inflammation is virus cold that causes cold and flu are the following symptoms:


  • Fever (38.5 degrees and up), chills

  • Headache

  • Nasal discharge

  • Cough (may be colorless, yellow, light brown or green pituitary)

  • Malaise

  • Pain in muscles, arms and legs

If you have fever but you do not have coughing, if you have white stains and inflammation on your tonsils, your throat inflammation is probably due to bacteria.

Untreated throat inflammation enters the blood flow system and can cause the following serious symptoms and they cause rheumatic fever, septic shock, etc.:

  • Clouding of consciousness

  • Shock

  • Faint

  • Arthralgia

  • High fever

  • Laboured breathing, be blue lips, tachycardia (high pulse)

  • Sudden swelling around the stomach and throat

In these cases, the patient should be provided medical support urgently.

Viral Diseases

Cold and flu viruses cause throat inflammation. There are hundreds of types. They are highly contagious. They are particularly effective in winter months. These viruses are responsible of most of the cases of throat inflammation.


Other viral diseases that cause throat inflammation include:

  1. Palatine tonsil

  2. Pharyngitis

  3. Laryngitis

  4. Measles

  5. Chicken pox

  6. Moniliasis (aphta) : Aphta (moniliasis) viruses, usually seen as white and gray spots on the tongue, lips and hard palate, may rarely occur in the throat

  7. Herpes viruses

  8. Infectious mononucleosis

  9. Otitis




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