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Difficult or painful swallowing and Blocked nose

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Difficulty speaking

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Diphtheria.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Nasopharyngeal cancer is cancer that affects the nasopharynx.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Nose bleeding
  • Swollen glands in neck
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Swollen neck
  • Hearing loss in one ear

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Nasopharyngeal cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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