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Sore throat left side when swallowing. Not painful. Neck/lymph node a bit tender as well. Don't think I have a fever but have been coughing/sneezing?

Sore throat left side when swallowing. Not painful. Neck/lymph node a bit tender as well.  Don't think I have a fever but have been coughing/sneezing?

URI: probably just a cold/viral upper respiratory infection. Try ibuprofen and acetaminophen for pain, rest, and hydrate. Should resolve within a week. However, cough can last a few weeks. See your doctor if you develop more serious symptoms ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

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 have sore throat on left side and ear pains when I swallow.. 2x liver TX so immunosuppressed?

I have sore throat on left side and ear pains when I swallow.. 2x liver TX so immunosuppressed?

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

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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?

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

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What are some home remedies for a sore throat? The left side of my throat feels like little sharp knives every time I swallow. it's been 3 days now

What are some home remedies for a sore throat? The left side of my throat feels like little sharp knives every time I swallow. it's been 3 days now

Sharp throat pain: First of all, please make a doctor's appointment to be sure you do not need antibiotics for a streptococcal tonsillitis infection. "Sharp knives" seems a very apt description of strep throat pain. If also with fever, swollen lymph nodes, headache, nausea, and rash, please be seen by a doctor ASAP for treatment. Warm salt water gargles and chloroseptic spray, tea with honey and lemon help to soothe ...Read more

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Sore throat for 3 weeks now, recently as of a couple days ago I've noticed a lump in left side of throat strange feeling when swallowing cold drinks

Sore throat for 3 weeks now, recently as of a couple days ago I've noticed a lump in left side of throat strange feeling when swallowing cold drinks

Please see a doctor: It would be prudent to have your throat and neck examined to determine what is causing your symptoms. Please go see a doctor at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Pain down right side of windpipe that gets worse as day goes on. No sore throat but feel pain if swallow when head is turned to left what could cause?

Pain down right side of windpipe that gets worse as day goes on. No sore throat but feel pain if swallow when head is turned to left what could cause?

Pharyngitis: Still most likely an early sore throat with some swollen lymph nodes--that is why it is more sore when you turn to one side. Try taking Aspirin or aleve, (naproxen) fluids, gargle with warm salt water etc... If it gets worse and you develop fever, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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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