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Sore Throat On Left Side Only
Sore throat on left side only 5 days now. No other sx. Steam helps it and Advil (ibuprofen) takes pain away but when it wears off it comes back. Viral?
Viral URI: LIkely viral URI. Continue what you are doing. I pain persists beyond 10 days, see your MD. ...Read more
Glossopharyngeal Neu: Well, the only reason I'm throwing this diagnosis out on the basis of your symptom of "sore throat" is because I see you've had an endoscopy, U/S, & Laryngoscopy. So obvious things (acid regurg, tumor, thyroid disease, fungai) are likely ruled out. Plus you've had it for 20 months. But Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia. MAY BE something to think about. It's highly underdiagnosed. Ask to see neurologist. ...Read more
Seeing Spots: The tonsils are like two towers manned by soldiers to keep watch for invaders. The folds in the tissue (crypts) are like staircases on the outside of the towers. Occasionally food particles, saliva, and bacteria collect on these stairs and form "white spots" which are debris that has hardened. These are foul smelling and can irritate the tonsils. Manual removal usually helps to resolve issues. ...Read more
It very well may be: Strep as white exudate in the throat is a sign. Your doctor should perform a rapid strep test to confirm ...Read more
Yellowish bumps on throat, sore throat on left side like pressure. Strep test was neg. Throat X-ray was clear. What is wrong...
Viral URI: This may be one of several different conditions, none of them likely to be particularly serious or long-lived. If this persists go and get examined by a doctor because there is no way to diagnose this without being seen. Good luck. ...Read more
I went to ENT because I had a persistent sore throat on left side of my throat for 4 months. He said it is acid reflux. It is not. What can this be?
I have pain in left side of neck top of shoulders pain in left hand and now sore throat on left side?
Symptoms unrelated: This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. However it is most likely your symptoms are not all related to one particular problem. If your symptoms persist see your physician or consult a Health Tap physician online. ...Read more
Sore throat on left side near collar on and off for weeks. Feels like mucus there. Heart palps randomly in past months. Could it be thyroid?
Subacute: Thyroiditis very likely, see endocrinologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Get your teeth checked for infection. It's on one side and you have bad breath. Good possibility it's from a localized source like a tooth since it's on one side, teeth will often refer pain to the ear and an infection can cause bad breath.
Based on just the information provided i'd look toward a lower tooth in the back of the mouth as a possible cause. ...Read more
You should be fine: The medications used today for solid organ transplantation is both potent and elegant. Having said this. It doesn't totally decimate your immune response. It just blunts it. Its critical you get the every 5 yer PneumoVax to immunize you for encapsulated organisms in particular. Another Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 is particularly suited for immunocompromised patients. Your ear and throat should get better soon! ...Read more
I am experiencing sore throat on left side, nasal congestion, and headache (quality: dull or achy) no fever, started this morning, fine last night?
19 yrs old, sore throat on left side like somethings there, pain in left ear comes and goes, unnoticeable when eating, mostly when swallowing spit?
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 (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more
Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?
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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more
Sore throat on left side; ear ache too. Ear was "plugged" up. No fever, some fatigue. No muscle stiffness/soreness. Currently uninsured. OTC remedies?
OTC meds for URI: Avoid antihistamines like loratadine, zyrtec and Benadryl. Try using pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. Protect your stomach if you choose Advil by eating or taking antacids. Sudafed and Afrin can help open your nose and ears; use with caution if you have high blood pressure. Ear and throat infections can be serious. Look for a free clinic or low cost community health center if you get worse. ...Read more
Have a white bump in back of throat on left side. A little sore when I swollow. Had sore throat last week went away now this. Idk what's going on?
Throat culture: Is your throat red? Do you have a fever? This forum doesn't allow for diagnosis or treatment recommendations. I suggest you consult with a clinician and have an examination to determine what is going on. You may need a throat culture to determine if you have strep throat. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Can you advise me on getting sick really sore throat on left and right side and runny/clogged nose I thought it was from working in thewhat's wrong and how to treat it?
Sick: Hard to tell what going on based on the info but sounds like the onset of a bad cold. OTC meds help, drink lots of water and gargle with salt water. Best to have a culture done of your throat if its that sore ...Read more
Having this burning feeling in my throat on left side only, it's not like heartburn pain and it doesn't feel like a sore throat. Just really warm?
You need to check: If you have any redness or white plaques in the are to rule out the possibility of something like strep ...Read more
Yes, it is possible.: 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. ...Read more
Sore throat: 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. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...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've had a sore throat for about a week. It started on the left side of my throat then switched to the right and is now back to the left side and is n?
Get an exam: More history and an exam with a throat culture are needed. Do you have a fever? Do you have vomiting, diarrhea, pain, or any other problems? Do you smoke? How is your appetite? I suggest rest, good nutrition with a multi-vitamin and vitamin C supplement daily, drink a lot of fluids, do not smoke, drink alcohol or use illicit drugs, and go to a clinic for a physical exam and standard tests. ...Read more
Sore throat, and achey left side molars. What could this be??? It came on suddenly rather than gradually.
Dentist: Could be an infected posterior molar with throat pain, or a throat infection with referred dental pain. Start with dentist. If teeth negative, see MD. If inclined, you could reverse the order of evaluation. ...Read more
Severe sore throat on the left side for 7 days. No improvement been on penicillin for almost three full days.
Virus: Unfortunately, most sore throats are caused by viral infections rather than bacterial infections such as Strep throat. Viral infections do not respond to penicillin. Hot showers, hot tea, gargling, and throat lozenges all help reduce the pain. If it persists, you will need to see your doctor for re-evaluation. Best wishes! ...Read more
Migraines past 2 weeks. Sore throat only on left side. Painful to the touch. What could it be? Temp of 99. What should I do?
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
To have lemierres syndrome do you have to have a sore throat? I have been have pain in the left side of my neck and sore throat only on that side.
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