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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

Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...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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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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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/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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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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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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I have a sore throat only on my left side, ear is throbbing on the left side only. No symptoms of flu or fever, hurts to swallow. What can I Take?

I have a sore throat only on my left side, ear is throbbing on the left side only. No symptoms of flu or fever, hurts to swallow. What can I Take?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly, mainly to see if antibiotics like amoxicillin are needed. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain temporarily. ...Read more

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Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?

Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?

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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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Left side of my neck hurts and it hurts to swallow?

Left side of my neck hurts and it hurts to swallow?

Inflamation: You likely have inflammation around your upper throat. If there is redness and swelling or if you are having fevers and chills it may be a sign of an infection and you should seek medical attention quickly. An infection in the neck can be very serious. If it is chronic you should also have your doctor look into your throat and evaluate for other causes. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow, cause?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow. What should I do?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and hurts to swallow. What should I do?

SEE YOUR DOC: You need to be examined by your physician to see if it is actually a lymph node or a gland. If it is a lymph node then the cause of the inflamed node must be found and treated. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and it hurts to swallow, what should I do?

Swollen lymph gland in the left side of my neck and it hurts to swallow, what should I do?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my neck. It hurts to swallow. It is in the mid-lower area of the side of my neck and there is a lump. I had a tooth?

I have a lump on the left side of my neck. It hurts to swallow. It is in the mid-lower area of the side of my neck and there is a lump. I had a tooth?

Incomplete: Incomplete question. Do you have an infected tooth? Was it remove ed? Were ou placed on antibiotics and if so, are you taking them exam try as directed? Return to treating Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon to have "lump" evaluated and, if necessary, treated. ...Read more

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I was strangled by my bf pretty bad a week ago. I didn't seek medical attention it's hurts to swallow an the left side of my neck hurts a lot?

You need medical: Attention. You also need to stay away from the man you call your boyfriend. The next time he may succeed in killing you. Please contact the police. This is a crime. ...Read more

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Painful lump on left side of hard palet, now having pain in left side neck glands and ear. Sever pain and hurts to swallow what could it be?

Painful lump on left side of hard palet, now having pain in left side neck glands and ear. Sever pain and hurts to swallow what could it be?

It could be from....: ....a bad tooth in the area.........
see an oral surgeon asap to evaluate.
there are many things that you MAY have
and some can be very serious

see an oral sugreon asap ...Read more

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I have had a swollen gland on the left side of my neck for two weeks, now it's so sore it hurts to swallow. No fever no other symptoms. Any ideas?

I have had a swollen gland on the left side of my neck for two weeks, now it's so sore it hurts to swallow. No fever no other symptoms. Any ideas?

Need for examination: Two weeks is long enough to warrant a visit to your doctor so that it can be evaluated properly. It is not feasible to provide and opinion without examining you. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 weeks now, recently as of a couple days ago I've noticed a lump in left side of throat strange feeling when swallowing cold drinks

Sore throat for 3 weeks now, recently as of a couple days ago I've noticed a lump in left side of throat strange feeling when swallowing cold drinks

Please see a doctor: It would be prudent to have your throat and neck examined to determine what is causing your symptoms. Please go see a doctor at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Extreme pain and choking sensation on left side of throat. What should I do? Swallowing is painful and next to impossible. Feels like a classic sore throat but x100 and only on the left side of throat. It feels swollen and like someone is choking me with

Extreme pain and choking sensation on left side of throat. What should I do? Swallowing is painful and next to impossible. Feels like a classic sore throat but x100 and only on the left side of throat. It feels swollen and like someone is choking me with

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your condition. But your description makes me wonder about a possible peritonsilar abcess. I know you are concerned by the cost of an emergency room. However, if this is a peritonsilar abcess it could be life threatening. ...Read more

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Why is my left of neck is swollen and throat hurts to swallow?

Why is my left of neck is swollen and throat hurts to swallow?

Not sure?: Mononucleosis? Strep throat? I am not sure. 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. ...Read more

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My ear hurts. And my throat does only on one side. The side of my throat that hurts is the same side as the ear that hurts. It hurts to swallow.?

My ear hurts. And my throat does only on one side. The side of my throat that hurts is the same side as the ear that hurts. It hurts to swallow.?

Ear infection?: An ear infection can cause pain in the throat and vice versa. Symptomatic care for the ear and throat pain can be helpful. You might see your doc for an evaluation if this doesn't get better in a few days. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a tump on the right side of my throat, painful to touch, hurts to swallow, I have been suffering from allergies lately?

I woke up this morning with a tump on the right side of my throat, painful to touch, hurts to swallow, I have been suffering from allergies lately?

Sore throat: You might have an infection like strep, that needs antibiotics so you should see your doctor. Allergies can cause throat irritation too, but your doctor should take a look at you and he/she might do a throat swab on you too see if you have strep or some other infection that requires antibiotics. In the mean time, you can take some motrin. ...Read more

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The right side of my throat hurts and also hurts to swallow but it looks normal no white dots or inflammation. Been happening for 3 days on and off?

The right side of my throat hurts and also hurts to swallow but it looks normal no white dots or inflammation. Been happening for 3 days on and off?

One possibility: A common cause of throat soreness without evidence of infection is gerd or gastroesophageal reflux disease, a fancy name for heart burn. "silent gerd" can happen at night time when gravity isn't keeping stomach acid in your stomach it can travel up into your throat and cause irritation. An acid blocker like ranitidine or Pepcid (famotidine) taken before bed might be good to try. ...Read more

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Super sore right side of throat. Feels like somethings stuck. Hurts to swallow. No other symptoms except I'm tired. Do I need to see a dr?

Super sore right side of throat. Feels like somethings stuck. Hurts to swallow. No other symptoms except I'm tired. Do I need to see a dr?

Need a physician: You may have a peritonsillar abscess and for this reason you need to see if physician. You will need anabiotic's and maybe even drainage of the abscess. In the meantime throat gargle with very warm water or irrigation should be used. ...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


Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Sore Throat (Definition)

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