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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 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 ?

It could be: Dennis, it could be allergies, or it could be a sinus infection. There are several other possibilities as well. If it hasn't gotten better yet, you should see your doctor, so they can examine you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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'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?

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

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What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

What causes a painfully sore throat on one side.

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

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How come i only have sore throat one side of throat?

How come i only have sore throat one side of throat?

Different reasons: A peritonsillar abscess is a rare condition caused when a bacterial infection develops on one tonsil. Vocal nodules on one side could cause that. Dental causes cancer in one side of the throat. Polyp in sinus area on one side. ...Read more

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Why is every time i make out i get sore throat most of the time on one side?

Why is every time i make out i get sore throat most of the time on one side?

Sore throat: I assume "make out" means kissing? If so , i'm not sure unless you are catching an infection from your "friend". See an ENT doc for an exam to make sure there is nothing wrong with you. A throat culture of both parties could be valuable. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a sore throat throat on one side and it is really worrying me. I do not smoke or drink ?

I have a sore throat throat on one side and it is really worrying me. I do not smoke or drink ?

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

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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?

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

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Yellowish bumps on back of throat; sore throat only on one side, sniffles?

Yellowish bumps on back of throat; sore throat only on one side, sniffles?

Get checked!: It sounds like you might have strep throat, which must be treated to prevent serious complications, and to make you feel better quicker. Get seen soon! ...Read more

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Woke up with a one-sided sore throat? Strep would infect both sides, right?

Woke up with a one-sided sore throat? Strep would infect both sides, right?

Cannot tell: You should be examined before making that assumption. Group a strep throat can create severe complications. Rheumatic fever is seldom seen in the U.S. Because of early treatment with antibiotics. Not something to make light of ...Read more

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Sore throat one side but no cold or infection or virus ? What is this ?

Sore throat one side but no cold or infection or virus ? What is this ?

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 more

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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 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

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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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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. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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