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Camden, North Carolina
A 16-year-old female asked:

The back left side of my head hurts when i swallow and i've been experiencing some chest pain and strange sinus like headaches over the past 4 days. i'm really anxious whenever i go to the hospital and don't want this to be something bad?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Can see one's doctor: Swallowing pains can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or the flu (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies, irritants, or acid reflux. Usually, a person sees the doctor if such symptoms are bothersome, recurrent, or don't go away quickly. If one's chest has worrisome or increasing symptoms, the ER may be a better place to get seen.
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