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My left side of my throat hurts only when i try to swollow what can i do to get rid of it?

My left side of my throat hurts only when i try to swollow  what can i do to get rid of it?

Salt water gargle: Two or three times a day gargle with warm salt water should sooth your throat. ...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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My left side of my throat hurts and burns it stared at 530 then went away now it came back and doesnt really hurt when I swallow ?

My left side of my throat hurts and burns it stared at 530 then went away now it came back and doesnt really hurt when I swallow ?

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 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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Hi, the left side of my throat hurts bad everytime i swallow or tilt my head too much this is from a punch i got earlier today to my face...

Hi, the left side of my throat hurts bad everytime i swallow or tilt my head too much
this is from a punch i got earlier today to my face...

Be seen: Most likely a result of the punch...Homeopathic arnica can be very helpful. I f the pain is getting worse or you are having increasing problems swallowing you need to be seen. ...Read more

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So for a few days I've had a sore throat and my left side of my throat hurts more than my right. Also it hurts to yawn and I cough a lot at night.

So for a few days I've had a sore throat and my left side of my throat hurts more than my right. Also it hurts to yawn and I cough a lot at night.

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are 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 in a day or two (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) (for ~2 days) can lessen throat pain. ...Read more

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I've had a metallic taste in my mouth and now my left side of my throat hurts. Help?

I've had a metallic taste in my mouth and now my left side of my throat hurts. Help?

A metallic taste : Common conditions that can cause this situation include but not limited to ..Dehydration, dry mouth, smoking. Or infections .. Like common cold, flu, upper respiratory tract infection . Pharyngitis ., strip throat or viral infection. Also neurological disorders that alter the the sense of taste like bell's palsy .This metallic taste situation can be side effects to antibiotics and other medication. ...Read more

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2 days ago, I have left side earache that pain is so muchand left side of my throat hurts every time i swallow. My tooth started hurting today. Help!

2 days ago, I have left side earache that pain is so muchand left side of my throat hurts every time i swallow. My tooth started hurting today. Help!

Abscess tooth: Call your dentist and rule out an abscess of your teeth as it causes swelling in the lymph nodes and causes a shift in your bite which affects your ear. ...Read more

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My left ear hurts on the left side of my throat hurts a little bit not extreme pain but some pain mild What does this mean ?

My left ear hurts on the left side of my throat hurts a little bit not extreme pain but some pain mild    What does this mean ?

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 lessen pain. ...Read more

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My left ear and left side of my throat hurts when i swallow. What can I do to cure myself?

My left ear and left side of  my throat hurts when i swallow. What can I do to cure myself?

Need to determine : The cause of these symptoms. If gargling with warm salt water does not relieve the symptoms, you should see a doctor to exclude an infection that may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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For the last few days I've had a hard to describe feeling in my left ear kinda feels like water but not really. And then when I swallow the left side of my throat hurts and I get somewhat of itchy to stinging feeling in the same ear. I've tried tyle?

For the last few days I've had a hard to describe feeling in my left ear kinda feels like water but not really. And then when I swallow the left side of my throat hurts and I get somewhat of itchy to stinging feeling in the same ear.  I've tried tyle?

Pain radiating: Pain from the throat frequently radiates to the ears. I would recommend focusing more on why the throat hurts rather than the ear. You can visualize the throat much better than the ear without a doctor. Regardless, maybe your doctor or an urgent care may lead you in the right direction. ...Read more

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I have an oral ulcer and it is making my left ear and left side of my throat hurt. Is this normal?

I have an oral ulcer and it is making my left ear and left side of my throat hurt. Is this normal?

Probably: If what you have is an apthous ulcer (canker sore), it can be very painful and the pain can be referred all over. Check with your dentist that this is the situation. ...Read more

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Why is only the left side of my throat hurting this morning i woke up with only the left side of my throat hurting i called my doctor and yet again like he always tells me he said its nothing but i don't believe it I am only 21 years old and having these

Why is only the left side of my throat hurting this morning i woke up with only the left side of my throat hurting i called my doctor and yet again like he always tells me he said its nothing but i don't believe it I am only 21 years old and having these

Post nasal drip: Do you sleep on your left side? Your throat will hurt on the side that you sleep on when you have allergic post nasal drip while you are sleeping. Try to use an antihistimine or get your doctor to write a prescription for Flonase nasal spray. This will reduce your post nasal drip and your throat will feel better in a couple of days. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I am 25 years old and I am a smoker. My tongue hurts andit has been raw on the left side for two months. There areno sores, it is only raised slightly on the side. Sometimes, the left side of my throat also hurts. What should I do?

I am 25 years old and I am a smoker. My tongue hurts andit has been raw on the left side for two months. There areno sores, it is only raised slightly on the side. Sometimes, the left side of my throat also hurts. What should I do?

See a dentist: Anything that causes pain lasting 2 months needs to be evaluated. It could be as simple as smoothing or restoring a broken tooth. But, it could be a tumor or something serious as well. It could also be caused by trauma such as overzealous oral sex as well. In any event you must have it checked to make sure it is nothing serious. ...Read more

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