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Left side of throat hurts when swallows, talk, and laugh. What could this be? Should i be concerned?

Left side of throat hurts when swallows, talk, and laugh. What could this be? Should i be concerned?

Probably not: But without an exam and testing for grp a strep there is no way in which to tell over the internet. See a doctor if it keeps up. Good luck. ...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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Left side of throat hurts when swallow for a couple of days, now my left ear and throat hurts when swallowing. ?

Left side of throat hurts when swallow for a couple of days, now my left ear and throat hurts when swallowing. ?

Pharyngitis: You could have pharyngitis which can cause referred pain to your ear. I recommend you see a doctor to make sure you don't have strep throat which would require an antibiotic. Good luck! ...Read more

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Left side of throat hurts alots hard to swallow, what could this be?

Left side of throat hurts alots hard to swallow, what could this be?

Possible answers: Could be viral or bacterial, tonsillitis/ pharyngitis, and even strep throat. Under these circumstances, have your doctor do throat culture to be safe. Gargling with mix of lemon juice, ginger root, and honey may help symptoms. ...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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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Pain on the right side of throat. Hurts to swallow. Neck is also slightly sore. Ache and chills only lasted a few hours, gone by next morning. HELP!

Pain on the right side of throat. Hurts to swallow. Neck is also slightly sore. Ache and chills only lasted a few hours, gone by next morning. HELP!

Mgt: I would suggest a screening test for Strep if there are signs such as swollen red tonsils, pus on the tonsils, high fever. Continue to monitor your temperature, rest and stay well hydrated. ...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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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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Throat hurts to swallow and the lymph nodes on the right side seem to be swollen. No other symptoms really. Best OTC meds? And what is possibly wrong?

Throat hurts to swallow and the lymph nodes on the right side seem to be swollen. No other symptoms really. Best OTC meds? And what is possibly wrong?

Options: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Sore throat, hurts to swallow, and left molars are sore as well. What could this be? It is mild to moderate pain for the time being.

Sore throat, hurts to swallow, and left molars are sore as well. What could this be? It is mild to moderate pain for the time being.

See your dentist: At age 21, a wisdom tooth infection might also cause sore throats and swollen lymph glands just under the jaw. See your dentist for examination and wisdom teeth removal. ...Read more

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