Swollen throat glands are often caused by a throat infection, or pharyngitis. Viruses account for roughly 85 to 95 percent of pharyngitis in adults, and 70 to 80 percent in children. Painless or mildly tender swollen glands often occur with viral pharyngitis.
Swollen Throat Causes of Swelling, Tight Feeling. Posted by Dr. Chris. Swelling of the throat can be a serious symptom if it arises suddenly and severely affects the movement of air into and out of the lungs. It can even be deadly if it is not attended to promptly. In most cases however, throat swelling is gradual and even when severe it.
A sore throat is a painful, dry, or scratchy feeling in the throat. Pain in the throat is one of the most common symptoms. It accounts for more than 13 million visits to doctor’s offices each Author: Stephanie Watson.