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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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I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

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.

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Suddenly one side of my throat is hurting n I'm having difficulty swallowing. I have no idea what it could be, any ideas?

Suddenly one side of my throat is hurting n I'm having difficulty swallowing. I have no idea what it could be, any ideas?

Sign of infection: Your symptoms can be caused by anything from a throat infection to a toothache. Treatment options for painful swallowing depend on the cause of the pain. See your primary care physician if the pain is severe or if it interferes with eating, drinking, or breathing.

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My ear hurts. And my throat does only on one side. The side of my throat that hurts is the same side as the ear that hurts. It hurts to swallow.?

My ear hurts. And my throat does only on one side. The side of my throat that hurts is the same side as the ear that hurts. It hurts to swallow.?

Ear infection?: An ear infection can cause pain in the throat and vice versa. Symptomatic care for the ear and throat pain can be helpful. You might see your doc for an evaluation if this doesn't get better in a few days.

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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.

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Yesterday I did a transesof. Echocard. Even though today my throat hurts, feel it a little swollen and the palate to one side of the tongue too. Normal?

Yesterday I did a transesof. Echocard. Even though today my throat hurts, feel it a little swollen and the palate to one side of the tongue too. Normal?

TEE: It is normal to have some mild throat irritation after such a procedure. If it persists or worsens you should be evaluated by your doc.

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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.

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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.

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I've had a severe sore throat for 5 days now and have now noticed a large hole in one of my tonsils. The side with the hole hurts a lot more. Am I OK?

I've had a severe sore throat for 5 days now and have now noticed a large hole in one of my tonsils. The side with the hole hurts a lot more. Am I OK?

Pharyngitis: This sounds quite painful and you should see a doctor today. Infections of the throat can be severe, and you may have spotted a localized tonsillar infection/abscess that spontaneously drained-leaving the 'hole'. I think antibiotics would clear that up pretty quickly-but you need a diagnosis and proper treatment. Please go to a Casualty Room now or see your primary doc today. Hope you feel better.

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Throat hurts a little on one side when swallowing without food or drink. Does not hurt to swallow food or drink. Former smoker. Have allergies. Help.

Throat hurts a little on one side when swallowing without food or drink. Does not hurt to swallow food or drink. Former smoker. Have allergies. Help.

Pain on swallowing: If you have allergies it maybe. Drainage which can make your throat sore when you swallow with or without food. It can also feel swollen when you swallow. If you have smoked in the past you should get checked if tsymptoms last more than 2 weeks. Cancer pain will usually be persistent and grow worse with time. I tell my pts if they have a symptom that lasts for more than 2-3 weeks to come see me

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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

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Since last night my throat has been feeling sick. My throat hurts when I swallow and also the one side of my nose is a little bit stuffy. What to do?

Since last night my throat has been feeling sick. My throat hurts when I swallow and also the one side of my nose is a little bit stuffy. What to do?

New?: If this is new, the most likely possibility is viral infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain (or warm tea with honey). Ibuprofen may help too. Sudafed for a couple of days for congestion. Get extra rest/fluids and eat healthy.

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What do you think it could be if you have a sore throat on one side but it feels more like a cut and hurts worse when you open your mouth to eaor yawn?

What do you think it could be if you have a sore throat on one side but it feels more like a cut and hurts worse when you open your mouth to eaor yawn?

Cannot diagnose: This needs to be seen to be correctly diagnosed and managed. May be viral, Strep, other. Let a doctor take a look and treat you appropriately. Best wishes.

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