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Red throat

Red throat: Introduction

Red throat: Redness inside the throat. See detailed information below for a list of 44 causes of Red throat, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Red throat:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Red throat. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Red throat

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Causes of Types of Red throat:

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Red throat: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Red throat, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Red throat Treatments

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Stories from Users for Red throat

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Message Boards for Red throat

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Diagnostic tests for Red throat:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Red throat. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Full examination of the ears, nose, pharynx and tonsils
    • Feel cervical lymph nodes (glands) for enlargement. If very tender this suggests Streptococcal tonsillitis
    • Marked swelling of the tonsils with displacement of the tonsils towards the midline suggests quinsy (abscess around the tonsils)
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Blood sugar to diagnose Diabetes
  • more tests...»

Red throat: Animations

Red throat: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Red throat may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Red throat

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Red throat. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Red throat: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Red throat

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other causes. See more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See more »

Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases with diagnostic more »

Red throat: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Red throat

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Red throat: Related Rare Diseases

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Red throat: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Red throat:

The list of organs typically affected by Red throat may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Red throat

The list below shows some of the causes of Red throat mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Red throat?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Red throat. Of the 44 causes of Red throat that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 37 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Red throat:

The following list of conditions have 'Red throat' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Red throat Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Red throat based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Red throat?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Red throat, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Red throat:

    Subtypes of Red throat:

    Throat rash (10 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Red throat:

    Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Sore throat (512 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Inflammatory symptoms (1736 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Red throat:

    Sore throat (512 causes), Dry throat (30 causes), Throat pain (85 causes), Pharyngitis (46 causes), Laryngitis (23 causes), Tonsillitis (17 causes), Upper respiratory tract infections, Scarlet fever

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