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Does iron deficiency in blood cause severe sore throat?

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Dr. Deepak Sundriyal

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Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 in Blood Disorders
Question: Can iron deficiency cause a chronic low grade sore throat?

I have been told LPR, allergies and muscle dysphonia..treated them all with no budge.

My iron is 12, which is borderline anemic. I did get it up to about 25, but my throat still hurt.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It may be indirectly related

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through the details.

So an iron deficiency is not directly related to allergies or infections but it may represent a chronic nutritional deficiency which is causing low immunity status and hence chronic or repeated sore throat.

I'd suggest to Eat healthy n nutritious food. Take more iron supplements.

Feel free to ask further.

Thanks and regards
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