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What does it mean if my throat hurts on one side?

What does it mean if my throat hurts on one side?

Concerning: At your age, there is reason to be concerned about cancerous lesions forming that are mostly caused by aggressive strains of human papilloma virus (hpv). If you still have your tonsils, it could be an infectious process on that side. You could even have throat pain on one side with laryngopharyngeal reflux, a type of acid reflux. You should go in as soon as possible for a laryngoscopy by an ent. ...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 throat hurts on one side when I swallow also causing that ear to hurt. this come on all of a sudden yesterday evening. what could be going on?

My throat hurts on one side when I swallow also causing that ear to hurt. this come on all of a sudden yesterday evening. what could be going on?

Sore throat : Do you have fever? One sided sore throat with referred pain to the ear need to be checked by your doctor ASAP, it could be tonsillitis, or peritonsillar abscess which is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment with IV antibiotics & sometimes incision of the abscess , if you can't see your doctor today go to ER, please do not delay. I hope it is just a throat infection. Good luck ...Read more

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I've been sick for about 2 days. Headache, fever, body aches and also my throat hurts only one side. What does that mean?

I've been sick for about 2 days. Headache, fever, body aches and also my throat hurts only one side. What does that mean?

Throat infection: It means you have an infection and it may be viral or bacterial and needs to be checked and treated appropriately.If it is due to strep infection you may need a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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My laryngologist told me i have tonsillitis im taking antibiotics but it doesnt help can it be tonsil cancer? ive fever and my throat hurts on one side

My laryngologist told me i have tonsillitis im taking antibiotics but it doesnt help can it be tonsil cancer? ive fever and my throat hurts on one side

Tonsilitis: Cancer in this area at your age is extremely rare and unusual, particularly if this is an acute illness. More than likely this infection, if responding to antibiotics at all, is curing the infection, but the inflammatory process takes a longer time to recede. Hope you are better soon. Cancer would not be likely. ...Read more

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The nose at the back of my throat hurts mostly on one side and its mainly when i wake up and makes it hard to talk properly, anyone able to help?

The nose at the back of my throat hurts mostly on one side and its mainly when i wake up and makes it hard to talk properly,  anyone able to help?

Stuffy Nose Moist: Try some saline spray in your nose before bed and see if this helps. It may be due to dryness. If this doesn't work, see an ENT doc for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My throat hurts one side, my nose is congested and I feel like I can't breathe when I'm drinking or trying to sleep, no saline or decongestant working?

My throat hurts one side, my nose is congested and I feel like I can't breathe when I'm drinking or trying to sleep, no saline or decongestant working?

INS: Still sounds like a viral infection ... But you can ease the symptoms a bit by adding an intranasal spray (Nasacort) and Chloraseptic Max cough drops (they have benzocaine which numbs the throat). Hope that helps & feel better! ...Read more

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Why does my throat sometimes hurt on one side after eating?

Why does my throat sometimes hurt on one side after eating?

Need more info: Odynophagia is pain while swallowing. This can be caused by several factors such as reflux, mouth ulcers/sores, Oral candidiasis, strep throat, and other forms of trauma. Also, due to your dental history, appropriate follow up with your dentist/oral surgeon may be needed to assess the tissue around the tonsillectomy site and extraction site of the wisdom teeth. ...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