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Back Of Throat Swollen On One Side
Feeling of a lump in my throat. One side at the back of my throat looks swollen but there's no pain. What could this be?
Get it checked out: 'Lumps' in your throat may be something simple like an enlarged tonsil or could be due to more serious issues like tumor. Lack of pain suggests that there is no infection or inflammation, but doesn't tell us anything more. This is where a visual exam becomes important. You should get this lump checked out by a medical specialist or doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat, one side only. Blotchyness on roof of mouth, back towards the throat. Hard to swallow, very tender, feels like throat swollen inside. ?
Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?
Sore throat : You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection(s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Potentially bad: If this is truly one sided swelling and pain... It is concerning for peritonsillar abcess. This needs treatment. See your doc today. If it is really both sides then ignore above. ...Read more
One side of throat always gets irritated/slightly swollen after smelling chemicals or tasting certain things. Allergic, sensitive, or both?
Can be infectious: One can have one sided tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If this isn't associated with sore throat symptoms, you should see an ent asap. Also if there is any breathing issues, drooling, severe difficulty with opening your mouth i would see an ent or the er.l, as one can develop an abscess. Otherwise you can see your primary to see if antibiotics are warranted ...Read more
Get checked out now: Sudden swelling would make me think infection or inflammation. My recommendation is that you get seen at an urgent care or emergency room, where exam and lab studies could be done and threat to airway can be assessed. Pharyngitis (strep throat) is common, but tonsillar absess, angioedema, epiglottitis and other are conditions that need to be ruled out and need urgent treatment. ...Read more
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