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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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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 ...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 or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Sore throat hurts bad on one side when i swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

Sore throat hurts bad on one side when i swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

hard to say: Hard to say from the limited info.... Could be viral or something more serious....With these symptoms you should go see your dr as soon as you can. ...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.

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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I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?

I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?

Sinus infection?: cold symptoms for more than about 10-14 days may indicate a sinus infection or ear infection. The pain on one side could also be from an infected lymph node or tonsillar infection. If you have fever, see a doctor today. Otherwise call your doc and have them check you out. ...Read more

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Had a cold about a month ago now my throat hurts in one spot on the left side when I swallow-also hurts in my left ear. Blood work fine. CT scan soon.

Had a cold about a month ago now my throat hurts in one spot on the left side when I swallow-also hurts in my left ear. Blood work fine. CT scan soon.

Sore throat: hello - have someone look at this.It sounds like you have a viral ulcer on the tonsil or on the fauces, or frank tonsillitis. If so it needs specific treatment. I would have the GP look at this and treat if necessary. thanks ...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


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Sore Throat (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more