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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'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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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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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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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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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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Throat Pain (Definition)

Throat pain is any tenderness or discomfort in the throat. This may be caused by bacterial or viral infections, or any kind of damage to the ...Read more