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A 44-year-old member asked:

Woke up with a one-sided sore throat? strep would infect both sides, right?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Cannot tell: You should be examined before making that assumption. Group a strep throat can create severe complications. Rheumatic fever is seldom seen in the U.S. Because of early treatment with antibiotics. Not something to make light of

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you wake up with a sore throat only on the right side of your throat?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
If this is the only: Information i had to go on i would guess that you are having reflux at night and that you sleep on your right side. If it persists he should have an examination by a physician.
Euclid, OH
A 21-year-old female asked:

What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Infection: Throat pain usually signals the invasion of these structures by a germ, usually viral but sometimes bacterial. This could be a simple passing virus that self heals, or something as bad as an abscess that may need surgical drainage. Depending on how you feel, a visit to have it evaluated my be prudent.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What's most likely cause of sore throat on the right side only?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Many reasons: A peritonsillar abscess is a rare condition caused when a bacterial infection develops on one tonsil. Vocal nodules on one side could cause that. Dental causes cancer in one side of the throat. Polyp in sinus area on one side.

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