Allergies as a cause for sore throat
Postnasal drip is the main culprit in cases of allergy-induced sore throat.
It’s the result of exposure to an allergen and occurs when congestion in the sinuses drains down the throat.
This causes tickling or scratchy pain.
Can your throat swell from hay fever?
Hay fever is often seasonal. Symptoms of the common cold include sore throat, runny nose or postnasal drip, sneezing, nasal and sinus congestion with or without sinus pressure, headache, cough, fever, watery eyes or redness and/or itchy eyes, and mildly swollen lymph nodes near the neck and ears.
Can seasonal allergies cause throat tightness?
Allergies or intolerances to food and other substances can cause tightness in the throat. Home remedies can help alleviate symptoms in the short-term. In most cases, tightness in the throat is not serious.
Do allergies make your throat swell?
Swelling caused by the allergic reaction can spread to the throat and lungs, leading to allergic asthma or a serious condition known as anaphylaxis.
Can seasonal allergies cause swelling?
Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, is an allergic response to pollen. It causes inflammation and swelling of the lining of the nose and of the protective tissue of the eyes (conjunctiva). Symptoms include sneezing, congestion (feeling stuffy), and itchy, watery eyes. Symptoms can be reduced by avoiding pollen.