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Sore Throat For A Month On One Side
I have had a sore throat for a month now and it won't go away. It is on one side and my equal Librium has been off as well. It isn't allergies ?
I've had a swollen lymph node on one side of my neck for months, and now I have a sore throat only on that same side. What is going on?
Need to be checked: Although this is usually nothing to worry about, it could be an infection your doctor can treat. However, there's really no way to be 100% sure without someone performing a good exam. Don't spend any more time wondering on this. Please get it checked. ...Read more
Swollen tonsil on one side for about 9 months. No sore throat/ difficulty swallowing. Enlarged glands in neck. No other symptoms. What could this be?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 doesnt improve in 8-12 days or if it gets worse you should see someone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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. ...Read more
I have recently found that I have a lump on the right side of my throat I don t have one on the left side which worries me a little I do smoke roughly 1 to 2packs a day and I a 23 years old I don t have a sore throat but I do have some swelling around the
Get it checked: Even though it may be "nothing"you need to see a doctor and have it checked. Two packs of cigarettes a day is insane for a young healthy person. You should use this as a wake up call and stop smoking. Even if this lump turns out to be nothing and you continue to smoke like this you are absolutely going to cause yourself health problems at some point in the future including cancer heart disease stroke and any other number of issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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