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Persistent Sore Throat On One Side
I have a persistent cough with white patches on one side of my hard palate right in front on my tonsils but not on them as well as a sore throat.?
Consistent: ..with viral upper respiratory infection assuming this has been going on for less than a week and you are otherwise well. This may be associated with mild fever that responds to Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Nsaids, sore throat, congestion, intestinal discomfort, fatigue and aches and pains. The white patches represent local immune response. Seek help if no improvement in 7 days. Get adequate rest and hydration. ...Read more
Infection: Throat pain usually signals the invasion of these structures by a germ, usually viral but sometimes bacterial. This could be a simple passing virus that self heals, or something as bad as an abscess that may need surgical drainage. Depending on how you feel, a visit to have it evaluated my be prudent. ...Read more
One sided pain: Suggest that you have an infection, (most likely sinus), and that the drainage is only on the one side. ...Read more
Cleared my throat too much resulting in a sore throat on one side mid-way down the throat which has moved to the other side. Hurts to swallow food.
Sore throats: Get seen. It's not from clearing your throat. Strep thirst can be deadly. There's other concerns too. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What causes a sore throat on one side. Last morning I I had it on the right side. Now I have it on the left side? Allergies? Have post nasal drip. Wory
See a doctor: This needs to be examined to be diagnosed. ...Read more
Sore throat on one side and I also noticed small white bump in the inside of my palatine tonsil same side that is painfully sore and painful to swallo
Hubby has sore throat on one side no other syptoms, doc said he could see a boil like thing. Took antibiotic went away now it's back. What could it be?
Needs a re-check: One-sided sore throat, with a visible lesion, not resolved with antibiotic, brings to mind a couple if possibilities. One is a possible abscess. An abscess would need to be treated in the Emergency Room by an ENT specialist. The other thought would be evaluation for a tumor. In both instances, and in light of him not being better, he needs to be re-evaluated. If his voice is affected go to ER ...Read more
I have sore throat on one side and earpain when swallowingfor 4 days. Also nausea and vomiting white mucus like stuff today.
I have sore throat on one side, and sore gum and cheek on the same side. My mouth has also been sore all over. Also seem to have clear dots on tongue.
Probably viral: This is probably a viral infection. When a virus infects it can invade multiple types of muscosal cells...gingiva, esophageal, tonsillar etc. Don't panic too much about the dots you see...the tongue is very vascular, colonized with every bacteria and fungus and has odd type cells if you look close enough. When it gets inflamed it can take quite abnormal and serious. Rest, fluids and time now. ...Read more
I have an extremely sore throat on one side. Right tonsil is very swollen with potruding dark red pimple like spot. This came out of nowhere.
Throat infection: The symptoms that you have described sound like your tonsil could be infected. Although an infection could be caused by a virus, it may be due to a bacterial infection. You should see a doctor and have your throat tested for Strep. A doctor can also determine if there is an abscess in your tonsil. Antibiotics and possible drainage of an abscess would be warranted in that case. ...Read more
I have a sore throat on one side, I see small white spots. Some chills, weakness, no other cold symptoms. This is the second day. Painful to swallow.?
What could cause headache in front and back, nasal congestion, sore throat on one side when swallowing?
Sore throat on one side, swollen lymph gland, hard to swallow, and back teeth very painfull with swollen gum? Is that from cavity?
Sore throat: You may have any number of problems, including infected wisdom teeth, periodontal (gum and bone) disease, or other soft tissue infection (s). Advanced tooth decay and abscess could cause pain and this much local soft tissue inflammation but the other conditions are equally important to identify and treat. See a dentist or oral surgeon immediately ...Read more
Sore throat on one side, cough w yellow green thick mucas, runny nose for 6 weeks, no fever but I started w the flu n it was real bad for a week but?
Sore Throat: Raymond, quit worrying and go get your throat evaluated by your doctor. We can not see what it is so that is your best course of action. Also great decision making in not smoking or drinking. ...Read more
Throat feels sore and dry on just one side as well as a feeling of something stuck on the same side. What might this be? Just a sore throat?
Tonsilloliths?: Do you have white spot (s) in/on your tonsil? If so, you may have tonsil stones (tonsilloliths), caused by a collection of food particles trapped in the crypts (pockets) of your tonsils. You can try using a water pick to remove them. Otherwise can try ibuprofen and salt water gargles for pain. ...Read more
I've had a sore throat for about a week and a half. It is only sore on one side and then switches to the other a day or two later. Left side is worse.
What is the question: Go see your doctor and get the throat looked at for strep, tonsillar infection and other. Cannot diagnose over internet. ...Read more
I'm starting to get a sore throat on the left side. I had one in June and it was strep but it's happening again. Should I be worried?
Maybe: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Throat pain: In light of your age the most like dx is viral or bacterial tonsillitis or pharyngitis. Infections can affect one tonsil more. A peritonsillar abscess can also develop and you should seek attention immediate attention. Sometimes acid reflux or other problems can cause this. If it doesn't improve in 8-12 days or if it gets worse you should see someone. ...Read more
I have one tonsil that is a lot larger than the other. Sore throat for 1 wk, mucus at back of throat, sore on side of big tonsil?
See doctor: See doctor for evaluation, tonsil swab for culture and treatment recommendations. Hydrogen peroxide gargles can be helpful to clean tonsils ...Read more
I recently got a bad sore throat and it is not mono or strep throat. I just looked at my throat and it has white patches. It only hurts on one side.
Why are my glands in my neck so swollen only on one side? It's painful to the touch. I have post nassel drip and a little sore throat but that's it?
See below: If the nodes are swollen and painful, get seen to rule, out any serious illnesses like lymphadenitis. ...Read more
I have a very sore throat. There is small white dots on the back of my throat and two larger ones on the left and right side. Andi don't have tonsils.
Encourage you to see: Your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more
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