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How come i only have sore throat one side of throat?

How come i only have sore throat one side of throat?

Different 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. ...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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Sore throat one side but no cold or infection or virus ? What is this ?

Sore throat one side but no cold or infection or virus ? What is this ?

Throat pain: In light of your age the most like dx is viral or bacterial tonsillitis or pharyngitis. Infections can affect one tonsil more. A peritonsillar abscess can also develop and you should seek attention immediate attention. Sometimes acid reflux or other problems can cause this. If it doesnt improve in 8-12 days or if it gets worse you should see someone. ...Read more

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I have a very sore throat, one side, and a noticable white spot, almost pus-like, on tonsil, same side. It's 1am. Can I wait till tomorrow to be seen?

I have a very sore throat, one side, and a noticable white spot, almost pus-like, on tonsil, same side. It's 1am. Can I wait till tomorrow to be seen?

Yes, you can wait: Try hot salt water gargle. Alternate with straight 3% hydrogen peroxide gargle. Also, try an over the counter cough drop (Hall's, Cepacol, etc) to ease the discomfort. High-dose Vitamin D3 may help--I recommend 10,000 IU/day, until you are well. Then cut to 5,000 IU per day. Should be able to get most of this stuff in an all-night drug store or convenience store. ...Read more

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What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

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. ...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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Throat feels sore and dry on just one side as well as a feeling of something stuck on the same side. what might this be? just a sore throat?

Throat feels sore and dry on just one side as well as a feeling of something stuck on the same side. what might this be? just a sore throat?

Tonsilloliths?: Do you have white spot(s) in/on your tonsil? If so , you may have tonsil stones (tonsilloliths), caused by a collection of food particles trapped in the crypts (pockets) of your tonsils. You can try using a water pick to remove them. Otherwise can try ibuprofen and salt water gargles for pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat throat on one side and it is really worrying me. I do not smoke or drink ?

I have a sore throat throat on one side and it is really worrying me. I do not smoke or drink ?

Sore Throat: Raymond, quit worrying and go get your throat evaluated by your doctor. We can not see what it is so that is your best course of action. Also great decision making in not smoking or drinking. ...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?

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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Dr. William Culviner
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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more