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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

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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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 hurts bad on one side when i swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

Sore throat hurts bad on one side when i swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

hard to say: Hard to say from the limited info.... Could be viral or something more serious....With these symptoms you should go see your dr as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

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). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I have a large white streak extending from the hole in my tonsils down my throat on one side. It hurts to swallow and I have a swollen lymph node.

I have a large white streak extending from the hole in my tonsils down my throat on one side. It hurts to swallow and I have a swollen lymph node.

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 a 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 with symptoms. ...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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I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?

Sinus infection?: cold symptoms for more than about 10-14 days may indicate a sinus infection or ear infection. The pain on one side could also be from an infected lymph node or tonsillar infection. If you have fever, see a doctor today. Otherwise call your doc and have them check you out. ...Read more

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One side, tonsil and throat swollen, hurts to swallow saliva even. No pain med helps, no fever, dry sinuses now, coughing occasionally. Go to doctor?

One side, tonsil and throat swollen, hurts to swallow saliva even. No pain med helps, no fever, dry sinuses now, coughing occasionally. Go to doctor?

Tonsil infection: You probably have an infected tonsil or tonsillith. You have to get checked to make sure you do not have a peritonsillar abscess. See your doctor today or tomorrow to rule this out. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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Lump near my tonsils at the roof of my mouth it hurts to swallow my throat is killing on one side Eyes are hurting Got a headache Been sick?

Lump near my tonsils at the roof of my mouth 
 it hurts to swallow my throat is killing on one side
Eyes are hurting
Got a headache 
Been sick?

Many issues: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. You will be examined carefully and the staff will discuss your case with an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. Please let me know what developed. ...Read more

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18, pain on one side of throat, difficulty swallowing on that side, it also feels like dull , but no breathing difficulties?

18, pain on one side of throat, difficulty swallowing on that side, it also feels like dull , but no breathing difficulties?

Throat pain: Usually with tonsillitis or even pharyngitis, both sides of the throat are involved. It could still be either of these problems, but when a sore throat is just on one side of the throat, it really should be looked at to make sure it isn't something more serious like a small collection of pus behind the involved tonsil, known as a peritonsillar abscess, you should have this looked at. ...Read more

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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

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I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat ?

I have difficulty swallowing and spasms in the back of one side of my throat
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See a doc: Don't know you, history, age, etc. Could be acute infection e.g. Strep throat, viral infection, tonsillitis, abscess (pus pocket), less likely diphtheria; could be neurologic problem; could be tumor, e.g. Lymphoma, cancer; could be other stuff. See a doc, get examined. ...Read more

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Suddenly one side of my throat is hurting n i'm having difficulty swallowing. I have no idea what it could be, any ideas?

Suddenly one side of my throat is hurting n i'm having difficulty swallowing. I have no idea what it could be, any ideas?

Sign of infection: Your symptoms can be caused by anything from a throat infection to a toothache. Treatment options for painful swallowing depend on the cause of the pain. See your primary care physician if the pain is severe or if it interferes with eating, drinking, or breathing. ...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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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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