It is noted that often a sore throat appears due to viral infections. At the same time, some signs may hint at the presence of a life-threatening illness.
One of the most common symptoms was called a paratonsillar abscess, which manifests itself in the form of an accumulation of pus in the proximal space. This symptom is life threatening, since with an increase in the size of pus, airway obstruction occurs and, as a result, breathing becomes difficult.
Otolaryngologist and laryngologist Omid Mehdizadeh said a sore throat could also hint at throat cancer. Moreover, if the tumor develops on one side of the throat, then painful sensations can be localized in exactly that side. Also, malignant neoplasm can manifest itself in the form of coughing, voice changes and shortness of breath. The only way to know if a person is sick is to see a doctor for help.
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