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It hurts to swallow only on the right side of my throat..what do i take so i dont 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 dont 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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I just got over a real bad cold and cough and im not coughing anymore but the left side of my throat hurts and it also hurts to swallow ?

I just got over a real bad cold and cough and im not coughing anymore but the left side of my throat hurts and it also hurts to swallow ?

See your doctor: If there is persistent pain in your throat and pain with swallowing, see your doctor. If she can't take care of it, you may need to see an ENT doctor. Your problem can't be diagnosed without an examination. Other conditions, such as a peritonsillar abscess, will need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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The back of my tongue (left side) is extremely sore, it hurts to swallow. The pain is not in my throat, just in one side of my tongue. ?

The back of my tongue (left side) is extremely sore, it hurts to swallow. The pain is not in my throat, just in one side of my tongue. ?

Well : Could be a few things the most common would be an apthus ulcer or herpes of the mouth or viral infection. Consult primary care doctor or Healthtap visit for a specific diagnosis treatment ...Read more

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At the back of my throat on one of my tonsils it is red and inflamed on the left side it also hurts to swallow and has a white/yellow spot on it?

At the back of my throat on one of my tonsils it is red and inflamed on the left side it also hurts to swallow and has a white/yellow spot on it?

Tonsil inflammation: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see Dr & 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. May be viral. ...Read more

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Sore throat (neck area) hurts to swallow plus cough. Neck glands bigger on left side but right side is sore. How is that possible?

Sore throat (neck area) hurts to swallow plus cough. Neck glands bigger on left side but right side is sore. How is that possible?

Pharyngitis/tonsilli: When you have infection in the tonsils or pharynx it is not uncommon to have lymph nodes in the neck. These nodes do not have to be the same size or consistency on both sides. ...Read more

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Sore throat/ear/jaw left side only. Hurts all 3 when swallowing. Possible causes?

Sore throat/ear/jaw left side only. Hurts all 3 when swallowing. Possible causes?

Acute Pharyngitis: Those are symptoms of acute pharyngitis/tonsilitis. The cause may be viral or bacterial. It is important to do a strep test as medication is required if positive. ...Read more

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Left-side sore throat for > 1 yr. Pain varies from gone to moderate. Doesn't hurt to swallow. Seen 3 ents & gi. Nose / throat scoped 2x, upper GI scope & 2 mris 3 mos apart - no diagnosis. Any ideas?

Left-side sore throat for > 1 yr. Pain varies from gone to moderate. Doesn't hurt to swallow. Seen 3 ents & gi. Nose / throat scoped 2x, upper GI scope & 2 mris 3 mos apart - no diagnosis. Any ideas?

Tonsils?: Do you still have your tonsils? While they must have looked "normal" during scope i wonder if removal may help. Do certain foods exacerbate? Unilateral problem leads me to believe that it is a local problem as oppossed to a systemic problem. Nerve issue may be at play? Do pain meds alleviate the symptoms when they occur? ...Read more

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Throat hurts on left side and left ear itches inside. Hurts to swallow and talk. Is it post nasile drip the cause. I have allergies...

Throat hurts on left side and left ear itches inside. Hurts to swallow and talk. Is it post nasile drip the cause. I have allergies...

Humidity: Buy a warm must humidifier and keep it next to ur bed every night. Costco has a good brand.Stop drinking soda and ice cold drinks after dark.Take warm / hot water baths before bed. Drink Chicken soup 2-3 times a day.see an allergist and find out what u r allergic to. If you can take curcumin which helps to modulate ur immunity,it could help ur allergies. Also eat at least 3 hrs before bedtime. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in my throat (left side) whenever i swallow anything it feels as though i'm swallowing glass. I know it isn't a sore throat. It only hurts on one side and especially when i swallow liquids.

I : I cannot tell you the cause of your pain. If you look back in your throat, or have someone else do this for you, and there is significant swelling on the the left side of your throat/ left tonsil and it looks like it is dripping pus or contains pus, that could be problematic. If that were the case, you would need to be promptly evaluated to ensure that you did not have a peritonsillar abscess (a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsil or the nearby tissues in the throat). ...Read more

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