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Why do I always get a saw throat on one side every 2 weeks?

Why do I always get a saw throat on one side every 2 weeks?

Evaluation: It is very uncommon for someone to have a sore throat on a biweekly basis, on one side. There may be some other problem other than bacterial or viral. Please consult with a local ent, who can take a full medical history. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Eating nuts and feels like I have a piece stuck in right side of throat how can I get it out?

Eating nuts and feels like I have a piece stuck in right side of throat how can I get it out?

Foreign body: Greetings. The best advice is to gargle aggressively to move the piece of food. There is a chance that this piece of nut has already passed. It may have caused a scratch to the sensitive mucus membranes in your throat area. If the gargle doesn't work see your ENT doctor who can look at this area with an endoscope in the office setting. If something is there, it can often be removed right there. ...Read more

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Should I worry about lemierre's syndrome? I heard its rare but people my age still get it. I've had slight throat pain on left side for 5 days?

Should I worry about lemierre's syndrome? I heard its rare but people my age still get it. I've had slight throat pain on left side for 5 days?

Think Common First: 2 things-lemierre's is not slight throat pain, but severe pain that often is so bad that you can't swallow your own saliva, which is not consistent with your symptoms.. Secondly, if you take the next 10 million people with a left sided sore throat, maybe one of them will have lemeierre's. The statistical odds are seriously against this. ...Read more

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I get white patches on the side of my throat. It is Painless and I can scrape it off. What could it be? It resembles cottage cheese appearance.

I get white patches on the side of my throat. It is Painless and I can scrape it off. What could it be? It resembles cottage cheese appearance.

Food particles: You are probably getting tonsilliths. Which are food particles trapped in pockets or folds in your tonsils call crypts. They are only a problem if they cause bad breath or infections. You may remove them if they bother you. ...Read more

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I get shore throat very easily an I pass gass alot do you think it could be from smoking I also been having pain on my right side of my chest?

I get shore throat very easily an I pass gass alot do you think it could be from smoking I also been having pain on my right side of my chest?

A consult indicated: The history makes me wonder if you are having acid reflux from your stomach. Gall Bladder problems, etc. Might also be the source. I think it is time to see your doctor. Be sure to ask for help with stopping smoking. Even if you don't want to at this time. ...Read more

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My right side throat hurts when I turn my head or get up from bed.

My right side throat hurts when I turn my head or get up from bed.

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) or Motrin, can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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There is prominent limph nodes in my left side of throat" I feel heaviness here! How to get rid of it"?

There is prominent limph nodes in my left side of throat" I feel heaviness here! How to get rid of it"?

Lymphadenopathy: Consult a doctor immediately to evaluate potential congenital, infections or neoplastic etiology of the enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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After I eat I get a tickle sensation on the rt side of throat. Feel like I want to cough but I don't. Don't get it when I drink fluids.?

After I eat I get a tickle sensation on the rt side of throat. Feel like I want to cough but I don't. Don't get it when I drink fluids.?

Tonsils?: I'm guessing you have some kind of irritation in your tonsil or your throat. Maybe even a tonsillith. The only way to be sure would be to have an ear nose and throat doctor take a look. There are other reasons for a throat tickle, like a swollen thyroid gland or an injured nerve. But those are less common. ...Read more

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It hurts to swallow only on the right side of my throat. What do I take so I don't get sick. My left side is fine?

It hurts to swallow only on the right side of my throat. What do I take so I don't get sick. My left side is fine?

Nourish the body...: Some people get relief by taking zinc lozenges, 1000 mg of Vit C (preferably from plant extracts), Vit D3 2000 IU, a good herbal tea with lemon and cinnamon... Get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Unclear: There are many parameters I do not know that would be helpful : how long you have had this cough, are you bending your head below your waist, have you eaten enough food / drank enough fluids, are there other symptoms. The increased pressure within your body during coughing actions can sometimes cause pressure in your head. However you will need an evaluation by a professional to seek more help... ...Read more

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I have no voice a huge knot on the right side of my neck and I have excruciating pain in throat. I was diagnosed with pharyngitis how can I get relief?

I have no voice a huge knot on the right side of my neck and I have excruciating pain in throat. I was diagnosed with pharyngitis how can I get relief?

Pharyngitis: If a doctor made a diagnosis then that doctor also prescribed you a treatment based on that diagnosis. Since you have provided no information, not even your age let alone your medical history no response can be provided. Are you 7 or 77? If there is no thoughtful question posted with necessary information, no informative response can be expected. ...Read more

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Why is every time I make out I get sore throat most of the time on one side?

Why is every time I make out I get sore throat most of the time on one side?

Sore throat: I assume "make out" means kissing? If so, I'm not sure unless you are catching an infection from your "friend". See an ENT doc for an exam to make sure there is nothing wrong with you. A throat culture of both parties could be valuable. ...Read more

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My left side of my throat hurts only when I try to swollow what can I do to get rid of it?

My left side of my throat hurts only when I try to swollow what can I do to get rid of it?

Salt water gargle: Two or three times a day gargle with warm salt water should sooth your throat. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get bumps that are inflamed on the sides of your tongue and your throat hurts?

What does it mean when you get bumps that are inflamed on the sides of your tongue and your throat hurts?

Mouth Breathing: This often occurs when someone has nasal congestion and is mouth breathing during their sleep at night. We purse our lips which causes air to move around the sides of the tongue causing it to dry out. The throat may also become dry and painful. ...Read more

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Small holes in the sides if my throat that get hard, yellow/white balls in them? Really uncomfortable, gives me bad breath. What can I do?

Small holes in the sides if my throat that get hard, yellow/white balls in them? Really uncomfortable, gives me bad breath. What can I do?

Tonsil stones: At the back of the throat are structures called tonsils. They may look like pink golf balls, but are more like a head of cauliflower with crypts that can trap bits of food, debris and bacteria. On occasion, calcifications ("tartar" like on teeth) or infections can develop in these crypts. All infections smell bad. Gargling with salt water or listerine may help, but sometimes you need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Starting today only when I swallow I get pain on the right side of my throat. When I extend my neck up it feels tight. What is causing this?

Starting today only when I swallow I get pain on the right side of my throat. When I extend my neck up it feels tight. What is causing this?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT re tonsillectomy. The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. ...Read more

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For the past 3 years I get a lump on the right side of my throat when I swallow food. It is not painful but I feel uncomfortable.

For the past 3 years I get a lump on the right side of my throat when I swallow food. It is not painful but I feel uncomfortable.

Get a barium swallow: The lump can be from many things, such as an out pouching of the larynx or pharynx or a mass. Get a modified barium swallow to evaluate the problem ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor and get my tongue looked at if I have enlarged bumps on one side with pain going down the whole throat?

Should I go to the doctor and get my tongue looked at if I have enlarged bumps on one side with pain going down the whole throat?

Pain yes: Hi, Thank you for your question.

If you are having pain and it is affecting your life then you should see a doctor.

Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

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Woke up with a painful lump in my throat its in the right side its annoying can't get back over to sleep with it and can't swallow?

Woke up with a painful lump in my throat its in the right side its annoying can't get back over to sleep with it and can't swallow?

Throat pain: This is likely from post nasal drip. you probably sleep on the right side and the nose has been draining all niight long. I would try some sudafed and or flonase and see how it does today. You can try some alka selser this evening it has a anticholinergic that will help with the post nasal drip tonight. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I'm starting to get a sore throat on the left side. I had one in June and it was strep but it's happening again. Should I be worried?

Maybe: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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What could be the cause that I get dry throat when I would sleep on my left side? I am suffering from sleep apnea. I don't use any machines.

What could be the cause that I get dry throat when I would sleep on my left side? I am suffering from sleep apnea. I don't use any machines.

See below: Dry mouth upon awakening, snoring, gasping or choking for breath at night, morning headache, night time acid reflux, daytime sleepiness are all potential symptoms of sleep apnea. It is recommended you consult a sleep medicine doctor for evaluation and if needed, treatment. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this painful lump in left side of throat and armpit?

Unusual combination: See your doctor for an evaluation. These areas, throat and armpit, are not directly related and may indicate a more systemic or "whole body" issue. Without a lot more information including looking in your throat a feeling the lump in your armpit it's very hard to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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I have had dry sticky discharge from nose and fluid filled white bumps on the left side at the top of the back of throat. How to get rid of this?

Possible infection: Please go to your medical doctor to have them look at your throat. This may be an infection that requires treatment. Have a nice day... ...Read more

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If I tilt my head to the left, I get some pain/pressure/discomfort in the middle of the right side of my throat, up to my ear. What could this be?

If I tilt my head to the left, I get some pain/pressure/discomfort in the middle of the right side of my throat, up to my ear. What could this be?

Not ET: Pain referred to the ear from the throat is unlikely to be be Eustachian tube. I would make sure that there is no inflammatory disease in the lateral wall of the throat that is more likely referred to the ear. ...Read more

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My throat has felt tight for the past couple of years. Only on the left side. When I get sick and a sore throat occurs only the left side is sore.?

????: Have you seen an ENT or GI for a scope to look into the throat and surrounding tissues? If not, do so. If you have, then you need to get a ct scan of the soft tissues of your neck. Don't hesitate and wait. This could be serious. ...Read more

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Hello, my throat hurts, specially my left side under the mandible, hart to get sleep bcz it feels like suffocating, what is it? How make it better?

Hello, my throat hurts, specially my left side under the mandible, hart to get sleep bcz it feels like suffocating, what is it? How make it better?

Breathing: If you have so much swelling or gland enlargement that it feels like you are suffocating - would really encourage you to seek medical assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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I get itching in my left side of the throat, and when the itching starts, tears come from the one eye on the same side (left).the cough is dry and it res?

I get itching in my left side of the throat, and when the itching starts, tears come from the one eye on the same side (left).the cough is dry and it res?

Tearing: If your eye shows no sign of irritation or inflammation, the tearing appears to be a reflex reaction to the throat itch. Occasionally there may be associated sneezing or nose running. The latter may be caused by intolerance to things like temperature change or certain food or spice, excess dryness in the environment, early phase of throat infection or head cold, or allergy to certain substances. ...Read more