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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

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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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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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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For the last few days I've had a hard to describe feeling in my left ear kinda feels like water but not really. And then when I swallow the left side of my throat hurts and I get somewhat of itchy to stinging feeling in the same ear. I've tried tyle?

For the last few days I've had a hard to describe feeling in my left ear kinda feels like water but not really. And then when I swallow the left side of my throat hurts and I get somewhat of itchy to stinging feeling in the same ear. I've tried tyle?

Pain radiating: Pain from the throat frequently radiates to the ears. I would recommend focusing more on why the throat hurts rather than the ear. You can visualize the throat much better than the ear without a doctor. Regardless, maybe your doctor or an urgent care may lead you in the right direction. ...Read more

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The right side of my neck, near the esophagus, is sore. It is not a sore throat like the kind you get when you have a cold. Rather it feels almost like I was punched in the neck. It is uncomfortable to swallow or yawn. What could this be?

The right side of my neck, near the esophagus, is sore. It is not a sore throat like the kind you get when you have a cold. Rather it feels almost like I was punched in the neck. It is uncomfortable to swallow or yawn. What could this be?

Gland? See a doctor.: Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your regular physician to get a diagnosis. A doctor will need to examine your neck in order to get to the bottom of this. It could be minor, but it could be a viral infection (with swollen glands), it could be irritation of the throat (laryngopharyngitis) from stuck food / fish bones, acid reflux, a thyroid problem, or any number of things. Get help soon, & good luck ...Read more

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I have bitter sour taste in back of throat more noticeable when swallowing and one side of my throat is hard to swallow and looks infected. This is also accompanied with a dry mouth and lots of mucus what could this be and how do I get rid of sour?

I have bitter sour taste in back of throat more noticeable when swallowing and one side of my throat is hard to swallow and looks infected. This is also accompanied with a dry mouth and lots of mucus what could this be and how do I get rid of sour?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat symptoms 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, irritants, or stomach acid reflux. 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). ...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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Why do I get a sharp pins and needles pain in top left side of my neck when I swallow?

Why do I get a sharp pins and needles pain in top left side of my neck when I swallow?

May have neuralgia: There is a nerve called the glossopharyngeal nerve which runs down the throat which when Irritated or abnormally stimulated can give painful shock like sensations in the mouth, tongue, ear, or jaw/neck region. You should see a neurologist since evaluation is usually best to search for a cause. ...Read more

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What's the main cause of swollen lymph nodes in your neck? I'm just getting over a cold and recently it hurts on right side when I swallow. Get checked?

What's the main cause of swollen lymph nodes in your neck? I'm just getting over a cold and recently it hurts on right side when I swallow. Get checked?

Dr. Can check throat: 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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My neck and shoulder hurt on my left side but I get a sharp pain when I swallow liquids not food my muscles feel tight I have bad anxiety nd I'm worrd?

My neck and shoulder hurt on my left side but I get a sharp pain when I swallow liquids not food my muscles feel tight I have bad anxiety nd I'm worrd?

Muscle spasms: Even young people can start experiencing neck problems due to neck nerve root irritation. This can occur because of lifting heavy things, sports injuries or other accidents. Repetitive stress injuries can also initiate the symptoms, sleeping on the stomach with the neck twisted to one side can kink the neck nerves. Drinking cold liquids can initiate muscle spasms. See family md for treatment. ...Read more

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Feels as if something stuck in lower part of throat. I swallow, but sensation still there. No pain, seems to get worse throughout day. What could it b?

Feels as if something stuck in lower part of throat. I swallow, but sensation still there. No pain, seems to get worse throughout day. What could it b?

Globus: It is a common sensation related to a circular sphincter on the top of your esophagus call cricopharyngeus muscle. See ENT for exam and r/o acid reflux. ...Read more

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For last few weeks, I feel as if there's something closing off my throat on the left side. Doesn't hurt, but requires effort to swallow. 64 years old,?

For last few weeks, I feel as if there's something closing off my throat on the left side. Doesn't hurt, but requires effort to swallow. 64 years old,?

Throat: Sounds like cricopharyngeal sphincter spasm. Look it up on Wikipedia. Warm liquids can relax the muscle. Cold can make it more spastic. Would need barium esophageal and possible endoscopy for investigation. ...Read more

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Am feeling pain on left side of my throat but I swallow witout difficulty?

Am feeling pain on left side of my throat but I swallow witout difficulty?

See your doctor: Your problem could be caused by many different things. Some possibilities include acid reflux, post nasal drip, allergy, tonsil stones, etc. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Would you know if you swallowed a needle? What would the signs be and how would you even be able to get it down your throat.

Would you know if you swallowed a needle? What would the signs be and how would you even be able to get it down your throat.

See below: I would go immediately to the emergency room!!! they could take an x-ray you need to get evaluated immediately!!!! good luck thank you ...Read more

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Felt a pill go down the wrong pipe (the sensation was on the right side of my throat while trying to swallow, however), worried it might be lodged in?

Felt a pill go down the wrong pipe (the sensation was on the right side of my throat while trying to swallow, however), worried it might be lodged in?

Will dissolve: Even if a pill was lodged in the pharynx, it would soon dissolve and not cause any problems. I doubt it went down "the wrong pipe" meaning the airway, you would have had considerable coughing. ...Read more

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I feel like there is a bump/something in the way on the left side of my throat when I swallow. There's no pain, but it's annoying. Help?

Needs to be checked: A bump or something in our throat needs to be checked to say what it can be. You should see either your family doctor or a ENT specialist if it is of concern to you. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain on 1 side of throat, then very painful to swallow for several minutes. Then pain w/swallow less, but continues for several hours.

Depends: It could be due to inflammation of pharynx. There could be injury from food- chicken o fish bone - it is unclear. If pain continues or have fever, see a doctor. Sudden pains can sometime be serious. See an ENT or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My throat hurts on the left side whenever I swallow something?

My throat hurts on the left side whenever I swallow something?

Symptomatic Rx: Most sore throats are viral pharyngitis. Check to see that you don't have an exudate on your pharynx or tonsils or enlarged lymph nodes near the angle of your jaws which could suggest need for a strep throat test. Viral pharyngitis should resolve without treatment in a few days. Take some over the counter throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. Antibiotics are not needed. ...Read more

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My left side of my throat is bothering me it kinda hurts when I swallow what's wrong?

My left side of my throat is bothering me it kinda hurts when I swallow what's wrong?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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When my boyfriend tries to swallow food it feels like his throat is closing, he needs water to get the food down. What could cause this? Thanks!

Dysphagia: There could be simple reasons like not drinking enough water to keep mucus thin for swallowing, but other issues are possible. It could be related to acid reflux, neurologic swallowing dysfunction, esophageal stricture, zenker's diverticulum, and other issues. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Mild localised pain in left side of throat 1 day ago. Now it is sharper pain. Sometimes when swallowing/drinking, it worsen, and at other time, it eases.

Sore throat: The commonest cause would be a viral throat infection which often precedes an upper respiratory infection such as a head cold. At this time I recommend gargling with warm salt water, sucking on soothing lozenges and drinking adequate fluids. If throat soreness worsens instead of showing steady improvement, a throat culture should be taking to check for a strep infection which would require antibio ...Read more

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Right side of face has slight decrease in sensation and feels like I can't feel right side of throat when swallowing but I can still move everything ok?

Right side of face has slight decrease in sensation and feels like I can't feel right side of throat when swallowing but I can still move everything ok?

Hi, again!: Thanks for more details. Probably best to see your doctor who will probably order an MRI of the brain (brain MRI if whole side of face is affected; neck MRI if area by jaw or ear is affected). Probably not neuromuscular...Could be a pinched nerve or inflammation of some nerve, less likely could be ms or a tumor, but you'd probably have more symptoms. Not to worry, just get it checked. ...Read more

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Right side of my throat burns bad, burns when I swallow?

Right side of my throat burns bad, burns when I swallow?

Burn or pain?: Is it a burning sensation or pain? Burning could be that you have an irritation, sore in the throat. Try some salt water, room temperature gargle and see if this helps. ...Read more

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I can not swallow anything and the right side of my throat hurts when I do?

I can not swallow anything and the right side of my throat hurts when I do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without a physical examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor. It may be unilateral infection behind a tonsil. ...Read more

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Lump on left side of throat - pronounced when swallowing. What could this be?

Throat lump: Lumps in the neck can sometimes be a variety of things, like normal salivary glands or lymph nodes. Other things such as congenital mass and cysts can also occur. You could also have something like a tumor. It is best to have it looked at to make sure you know what it is so you can get the right treatment, if you need it. ...Read more

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The back of my throat is swollen but it is just on the left side and it hurts anytime I swallow?

The back of my throat is swollen but it is just on the left side and it hurts anytime I swallow?

Viral infection: Sounds like the beginning of a viral upper respiratory infection (common cold). If you're concerned, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a capsule stuck at my throat and idk how to swallow it or get rid of it, please help me?!

I have a capsule stuck at my throat and idk how to swallow it or get rid of it, please help me?!

Throat: Drink a lot of water sipping it slowly but of you really cant swallow you need to go to the ER. Usually it means that the pilli stuck in your esophagus from spasm or a narrow area in the esophagus ...Read more