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Left Side Of My Throat Is Swollen
The left side of my throat is swollen and it's hard to breathe and swallow and it's VERY painful! Any concerns? I got my Tonsils out YEARS ago. Asthma
Left side of my throat is swollen, I assume it's the gland, it hurts to swallow and I'm starting to feel it under my tongue, do I NEED to see a doctor?
Seasonal flu: If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, or it keeps getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more
The left side of my throat is swollen, along with the feeling of slight pressure in the lower jawline and inside the ear when I swallow. Concern?
I have a stomach virus and I threw up a few times in the middle of the night. Now the left side of my throat is swollen and painful. What is this?
The left side of my throat feels swollen, and it hurts ALOT! When I swallow or breathe. Any concerns? What should I do?
Evaluation: Hi, please see a doctor for evaluation, you might have an infected tonsil. ...Read more
The left side of my throat feels swollen. It is painful to touch but not painful to swallow. I am diabetic and have thyroid. Its harder to breathe.
See medical provider: You may have tonsil or posterior throat infection. Most likely viral but you should see Medical provider soon since you are having shortness of breath and your immune system is already weakened from diabetes and thyroid disease. You are at greater risk of developing lung infection than no diabetic 18 year old. Watch foR spiking in your sugar ...Read more
Hi, I've got pain in my left ear left side of my throat, swollen left gland. Pain in the back of my neck that shoots to my shoulders, and voice box?
Hard to say.: The only objective detail in your question is the swollen gland in your neck. The other symptoms of radiating pain could be viral in origin. The other possibility is tmd. This problem of muscle hyperactivity in the muscles of mastication can radiate into the shoulders and neck. If the pain in the ear is not associated with hearing loss, then tmd is the most likely possibility. ...Read more
Hi dr. I seem to have a bad cold. Congested, have a terrible headache. Throat is sore and the left side of my throat feels slightly swollen. Left ear feels blocked as well?
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
I have a recurring sore throat/ sore neck that feels like throbbing or pulsing on the left side near my Adam's apple. It starts as a sore throat or feeling like my throat is swollen and then becomes a pulsing in my neck or a feeling like something is popp
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
My tongue has been swollen for months and it looks like left inside jaw and same side of throat is swollen. What dr do I see for this, worried. Ty?
Please see your primary doctor as soon as possible. You may be referred to a specialist.
Please let me know what develops - all should turn out OK but it might take some time. ...Read more
Get checked out now: Sudden swelling would make me think infection or inflammation. My recommendation is that you get seen at an urgent care or emergency room, where exam and lab studies could be done and threat to airway can be assessed. Pharyngitis (strep throat) is common, but tonsillar absess, angioedema, epiglottitis and other are conditions that need to be ruled out and need urgent treatment. ...Read more
I kissed a guy 3 nights ago & vnow my right side ear hurts the right side of my throat is swollen and hurts. Is there anything to be worried abou?
One side of my throat is swollen, hard/painful to swallow, lately I have been coughing up phlegm?
Sounds like a virus: Or possible a bacterial infection. Sometimes it's difficult to distinguish between the two. It sounds like a pharyngitis, or inflammation of the back of your mouth/throat. This inflammation or swelling, is often accompanied by increased mucous production. That would account for your phlegm. A medical exam could help determine the treatment for your symptoms. ...Read more
I have really swollen lymph nodes on one side of my neck and under my jaw bone on the right side only one side of my throat is swollen and sore?
If this is truly one sided swelling and pain...
It is concerning for peritonsillar abcess. This needs treatment. See your doc today.
If it is really both sides then ignore above. ...Read more
Feels like half of my throat is swollen/numb/not working properly and food only felt on 1 side but my ear hurts too. What could it be? Reason?
Hard One To Swallow: Something's going on with the nerves. The taste nerve comes from the ear area and the sensory nerve from another area kind of near there. The reason is difficult to guess but you should get it checked out sooner than later. Be really careful when you eat. Don't eat anything that crumbles too much, like popcorn or crackers. Be careful swallowing liquids. You'll probably need to see a neurologist. ...Read more
Can be infectious: One can have one sided tonsillitis or pharyngitis. If this isn't associated with sore throat symptoms, you should see an ent asap. Also if there is any breathing issues, drooling, severe difficulty with opening your mouth I would see an ent or the er. L, as one can develop an abscess. Otherwise you can see your primary to see if antibiotics are warranted ...Read more
My hands started stinging in the shower today and came up in a rash my left is ok but my right is swollen on inside and throat is swollen too slightly?
Throat is swollen and it is white on both sides, very painful difficulty swallowing. Having earache, fever, feeling naesous. Have bin taking augmentin1g?
See doctor again: These are not typical for strep throat and in fact one must consider Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) as a cause for the nausea. Perhaps a mono check may be worthwhile. By the way, if you have mono, the chance of getting a skin rash from Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is quite high. ...Read more
See physician: Would recommend you see your doctor so he/she might be able to take a look. Could be a number of things that need to be checked out. ...Read more
? Pharyngitis: Please see your doctor or ENT specialist, needs evaluation, good luck ...Read more
Last night I ate a handfull of salsa for a bet and my throat is swollen, how can I help my throat?
Airway: I've survived misadventures like this as well. Glad you re okay. Should you feel your throat closing tight, be ready to call an ambulance. Thankfully, this will probably not happen. Did you try holding an ice cute in the back of your mouth? ...Read more
Probably a virus: It is likely a viral infection. See a doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
Not Likely: There are many reasons why your throat could feel swollen or sore and cancer is very low on the list of causes. More likely causes like bacterial or viral infections, heartburn, or post-nasal drip are far more common and far more likely. Activities like smoking and chew put you at greater risk for mouth/throat cancer. If you are concerned see primary doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I was prescribed 80MG of Pantoprazole. 40MG 2x a day. I am in no pain but my throat is swollen from reflux. From what I read 80MG is not safe??
For certain problems: 80mg is an appropriate dosage in fact for hypersecretory disease the dose may be as high as 240mg per day. So 80mg should not as a rule be detrimental ...Read more
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