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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

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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Pain on the left side of my throat, chills, runny nose, sore neck, no tonsils. Cause?

Pain on the left side of my throat, chills, runny nose, sore neck, no tonsils. Cause?

Viral vs Strep??: This could be a viral infection or strep throat. Usually strep throat does not have cold like symptoms such as runny nose and congestion but just sore throat. However impossible to tell unless seen and get strep test of throat. ...Read more

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Tired, fever, Sore Throat (no tonsils) Nose + throat very congested with yellow mucus which made me vomit, lymph node is sore on one side of my neck. ?

Tired, fever, Sore Throat (no tonsils) Nose + throat very congested with yellow mucus which made me vomit, lymph node is sore on one side of my neck. ?

Pharyngitis : These symptoms are usually caused by pharyngitis which can be viral or bacterial. The concern is that it can be strep which can progress to cause big problems including rheumatic fever. Gargling with warm salt water and drinking hot liquids like tea and chicken soup can help but you need to see your primary care provider or an urgent care clinic to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Swollen tonsil on one side for a year. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. One enlarged gland in neck but on opposite side. No pain/ other symptoms?

Needs evaluation: Anytime there is asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy this should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist. Most likely this is a normal variant, however may indicate a neoplasm within the tonsil. ...Read more

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Terrible PND swollen left tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

Terrible PND swollen left  tonsil slight sore throat . Hx allergies. Also back mouth and throat seem irritated. Biopsy near tonsil showed inflamation?

R/O CRYPT TRAPPING: Tonsilar crypt trapping can cause chronic tonsillitis you need to have throat cultured to rule out strep. and a full panel of blood work. Empiric antibiotics Also ENT CONSULT The firm external sensation may be a secondary enlarged lymph node. Gerd can also cause similar SX and can respond to ZANTAC OR NEXIUM (esomeprazole). ...Read more

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Causes for sore throat, swollen tonsils, blood running down back of throat, bad cough, earache, headache, nausea?

Causes for sore throat, swollen tonsils, blood running down back of throat, bad cough, earache, headache, nausea?

URI: The blood in throat is unusual, but everything else sounds like a bad case of pharyngitis, URI, mono, flu, etc. Perhaps tonsils are so enflamed and swollen that coughing violently caused them to bleed? I recommend going to urgent care for exam. ...Read more

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Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Pharyngitis can it cause thorat pain on one side of tonsil and swollen lymph node?

Yes: That can happen. But, if the pain is severe, you have fever and you cannot open your jaw very far then you need to be reevaluated. ...Read more

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What could cause headache in front and back, nasal congestion, sore throat on one side when swallowing?

What could cause headache in front and back, nasal congestion, sore throat on one side when swallowing?

URI: upper respiratory tract infection/ congestion and inflammation, affects your throat, sinuses (headaches) and your nasal cavity which occupies a good part of the head, please see your doctor, you might need prescription medications, good luck ...Read more

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Consistant headache, sore throat, ear pain, gums hurt, body aches, nauseous,negative for strep throat and the flu taken amoxilin ,?

Consistant headache, sore throat, ear pain, gums hurt, body aches, nauseous,negative for strep throat and the flu taken amoxilin ,?

2 separate problems : These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. swollen gums - can be a sign that you already have, gum disease or dental abscess. See your dentist. 2. Headache, sinus aches, coughing- seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. ...Read more

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Sick for about 4 days. Sore throat, productive cough, congestion, face is sore, no fever, mild earache but now my neck is swollen and sore. Seeadoc?

That's a good idea.: 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. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Strep test negative. 4 plus weeks of sore throat when swallowing on right side. Severe throat pain when sneezing. No congestion or ear pain. ?

Nopostnasal drip?: This could cause 1 sided throat pain. If not, see an ENT Dr. and get scoped in the nose to see the back of the throat. They should be able to diagnose your problems. If you do have postnasal drip,try flonase or rhinocort nasal spray and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Lymph node in back of neck (lumpy one) on 1 side is swollen. Sore throat headache no fatigue. Was told I had strep, mono, or viral infection. Which?

Lymph node in back of neck (lumpy one) on 1 side is swollen. Sore throat headache no fatigue. Was told I had strep, mono, or viral infection. Which?

See below: Who told you the possibilities? Strep and mono can both be tested for. Certainly there are numerous viruses that can cause your symptoms, that are normally not tested for. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on left side. Sore throat on that side for about three months. No fever. Real excessive phlegm formation?

Swollen lymph nodes on left side.  Sore throat on that side for about three months.  No fever.  Real excessive phlegm formation?

Go to see ENT: Go to see an ENT for further evaluation. While it could be just an infection, however other thing like growth or mass/rumor can be presented with chronic sore throat- especially if you are a smoker and also drink alcohol, your risk for developing head and neck cancer is elevated. ...Read more

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Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?

Can persistent fever, dry cough, sore throat, mucus in the throat, NO nose stuffing + swollen lymph gland on right side of neck be an HIV infection?

Very unlikely: It is much more likely to be a common viral infection or Strep. Tobacco use will make the problem worse and prolong the issue. ...Read more

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Sore throat, cough, congestion with no fever, but have a sore tongue and blister like bumps in back of throat. Tonsils removed 10 years ago?

Sore throat, cough, congestion with no fever, but have a sore tongue and blister like bumps in back of throat.  Tonsils removed 10 years ago?

URI: Sounds like an upper respiratory infection. You should do the typical cold remedies, which include fluids, rest, and symptomatic therapy. This could include nasal decongestants , guaifenesin, cough syrup, and analgesics. ...Read more

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What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

What causes symptoms like a sore jaw, sore throat, phlegm in throat, globus sensation, sore neck?

Infection: anywhere from the jaw to the throat area. Be examined by you MD or your clinic to pin point the area of infection.All the best. ...Read more

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