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Doctor insights on: Right Side Of My Throat Hurts No Flu Or Cold Symptoms Just Sore Throat Its Not Scratchy Its Painful Hurts To Swollow What Could I Take

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Right side of my throat hurts no flu or cold symptoms just sore throat its not scratchy its painful hurts to swollow what could I take?

Right side of my throat hurts no flu or cold symptoms just sore throat its not scratchy its painful hurts to swollow what could I take?

Have it checked out.: It depends on the degree of the pain- does it compromise your ability to breath, or are you gagging or choking because of the pain? If so, it merits an evaluation. Are you able to consume fluids without issue? If so, good, but if not, then an evaluation is worth it. The reaason for my advice is that a one sided pain on swollowing suggests a potentially focal process that can be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Norma jo Waxman
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Cold symptoms since 2/11/14. Still congested, sore throat, chills and aches. Can the flu or cold last this long? Any idea what this can be? Thanks!

Cold symptoms since 2/11/14. Still congested, sore throat, chills and aches. Can the flu or cold last this long? Any idea what this can be? Thanks!

Complicated: Flu can linger for couple of weeks, hopefully you haven't got re infected with another virus or had bacterial secondary infection. May be time for exam, probable antibiotic. ...Read more

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I am having cold symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) with flu like muscle aches? Should I see a doctor or continue to self medicate w/ OTC products?

I am having cold symptoms (cough, fever, sore throat) with flu like muscle aches? Should I see a doctor or continue to self medicate w/ OTC products?

Depends on: How long you have been having symptoms, and whether or not the otc medications are working for you. We are still in flu season and if the symptoms have been present for less than 48hrs you may benefit from the use of a medication like tamiflu (oseltamivir). Beyond that we usually encourage supportive therapy with the otc medications. Hope you fell better soon. ...Read more

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Had cold symptoms sore throat sneezing etc now sore throat gone just a cough and an itchy feeling in the chest? And feeling dizzy

Had cold symptoms sore throat sneezing etc now sore throat gone just a cough and an itchy feeling in the chest? And feeling dizzy

Dizzy!: Please go to the nearest Emergency facility where they should be able to get you better quite quickly.
If that does not work out you are likely to be referred to a primary doctor.

Hope things work out! ...Read more

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I have had a very sore throat only on my right side. When I swallow it really hurts and even when I don't swallow it burns. No cold of flu symptoms.?

I have had a very sore throat only on my right side. When I swallow it really hurts and even when I don't swallow it burns. No cold of flu symptoms.?

Infection: One side or both doesn't matter as far as diagnosis. The vast majority are from viruses. If concern for strep head to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat only on my left side, ear is throbbing on the left side only. No symptoms of flu or fever, hurts to swallow. What can I Take?

I have a sore throat only on my left side, ear is throbbing on the left side only. No symptoms of flu or fever, hurts to swallow. What can I Take?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly, mainly to see if antibiotics like amoxicillin are needed. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain temporarily. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

And the question is?: Sounds like a throat infection which may be viral or bacterial. A visit & test can see if it's a treatable strep or just a virus you treat with comfort measures. ...Read more

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Can spider bites cause cold/flu symptoms I have two huge spider bites now I have a headache, getting weak & now a minor sore throat hurts to swallow?

Can spider bites cause cold/flu symptoms I have two huge spider bites now I have a headache, getting weak & now a minor sore throat hurts to swallow?

Get medical eval: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. ...Read more

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Husband has fever hovering in 100-100.5 range, itchy not sore throat, no drainage, no headache but some body ache fatigue. Is this the flu?

Husband has fever hovering in 100-100.5 range, itchy not sore throat, no drainage, no headache but some body ache fatigue. Is this the flu?

May or may not be: The way I treat people is if in doubt and there's no real big detriment to treatment, and most of all if that person benefits from a treatment, I would treat it. Of course, if you go to the er or urgent care, they may be able to do a quick test for the flu and tell you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have the flu without a fever, I keep sneezing have a sore throat, itchy eye, dry cough, back pain, headach & runny nose?

Is it possible to have the flu without a fever, I keep sneezing have a sore throat, itchy eye, dry cough, back pain, headach & runny nose?

Mgt: From your description, another possible cause is an allergic reaction. I would recommend a dose of an over the counter antihistamine to assess if it helps.
Have you had your flu vaccination? If not, I would recommend it unless otherwise contraindicated. ...Read more

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Painful sore throat for a week. Mild cold symptoms, no fever. What point should I see a doctor, or most likely just virus?

Painful sore throat for a week. Mild cold symptoms, no fever. What point should I see a doctor, or most likely just virus?

Cold: The common cold is caused by one of numerous different viruses. If you fail to get progessively better or symptoms persist past 10-12 days it may be time to see somebody, but that depends upon the symptoms you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen right tonsil 7-8 days. No fever, white patches, or cold symptoms. Painful sore throat days 1-3, now mildly uncomfortable, but worse at night.

Slightly swollen right tonsil 7-8 days. No fever, white patches, or cold symptoms. Painful sore throat days 1-3, now mildly uncomfortable, but worse at night.

Sounds like tonsilli: Your description sound like it is viral. Suggest warm salt water gargles, and drink a lot of fluids, and suspect it will resolve in a few days. If it persists, or you develop fever or you do get some white patches on the throat/tonsils, then strep needs to be ruled out. There are also other bacteria that can cause a pharyngitis or tonsillitis. ...Read more

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I've got a really sore throat with no other symptoms of having flu. It hurts when I swallow or eat. I have throat spray but doesn't seem to help?

I've got a really sore throat with no other symptoms of having flu. It hurts when I swallow or eat. I have throat spray but doesn't seem to help?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies, irritants, stomach acid reflux, etc... Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain temporarily. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, no other cold symptoms. Occurred twice in the past 3 months. Goes away after a week or two.?

Symptoms: Sore throat, swollen glands, hard to swallow, no other cold symptoms. Occurred twice in the past 3 months. Goes away after a week or two.?

Strep or mono: Strep vs mono are the 2 most likely reasons. Really important to have your doctor take a look and maybe get a swab for strep, or a mono test. If those are negative, then your doctor will have to dive deeper for a reason ...Read more

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I have a white spot on my uvula but no sore throat, fever, or other cold symptoms. Feels like something is stuck in throat though. What could I have?

I have a white spot on my uvula but no sore throat, fever, or other cold symptoms. Feels like something is stuck in throat though. What could I have?

Uvula: There are several possibilities that can only be diagnosed by a clinical examination, and it necessary, a biopsy.
See your dentist, an oral surgeon or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a viral infection, symptoms: fever, sore throat, and cold symptoms. What could it be?

What to do if I have a viral infection, symptoms: fever, sore throat, and cold symptoms. What could it be?

Respiratory virus!: Good afternoon,
with symptoms of sore throat, runny nose and fever probably, you are likely suffering from a viral respiratory infection. These will run their course of about a week. During this time, symptomatic relief can be achieved by taking medications such as ibuprofen, claritin, (loratadine) and sudafed. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I am extremely tired and have 101 fever, no cold symptoms or sore throat, why fever?

I am extremely tired and have 101 fever, no cold symptoms or sore throat, why fever?

See a doctor: This could be one of dozens of things. You should not be running fevers and this needs detailed investigation if it has been present for any significant time period. If this has been there for over 10 days suggest seeing an infectious diseases expert. ...Read more

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4 yo son recently diagnosis with strep (+ rapid) fever and sore throat are getting better after 24 hrs of abx. No cold symptoms but now has dry cough; related?

4 yo son recently diagnosis with strep (+ rapid) fever and sore throat are getting better after 24 hrs of abx. No cold symptoms but now has dry cough; related?

Maybe, maybe not.: Typically strep throat alone rarely produces cough--there is almost always something else involved when a cough joins an infected throat such an a sinus infection or 2nd illness (not previously appreciated until the strep begins to improve) such as mycoplasma. The antibiotic for strep will not treat mycoplasma infection; therefore, the best advice is to call your md noting this change in symptoms. ...Read more

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I wake up with cold symptoms (bunged up nose coughing and sore throat) this goes during the day but comes back early evening. Is this hay fever?

I wake up with cold symptoms (bunged up nose coughing and sore throat) this goes during the day but comes back early evening. Is this hay fever?

Possibly: If this has been going on for less than 10 days, it is most likely a cold. If it has been present for a long time, then allergy should be considered. Try nasal steroid for a week or so. If not helpful. See doctor or allergist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

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