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A 46-year-old member asked:

what could be wrong if only the left side of my neck and throat hurt?

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Dr. David Huchton
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Probably see your MD: Usually infections such as viruses or tonsillitis involve BOTH sides of your throat. If this has been going on for more than 2-3 weeks, you really should have a doctor examine your throat. This is especially true if you use any tobacco products. It may be something simple, but a sore throat on one side that lasts more than a couple weeks needs to be checked out with an exam.

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When I swallow my neck and my throat hurt.

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help decrease pain.

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