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My Throat Is Swollen On One Side
Potentially bad: 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
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
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
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 ?
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?
Worried: 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
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?
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
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