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I have sore throat on right side only. Is that normal?

I have sore throat on right side only. Is that normal?

That certainly can: Happen. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. For significant symptoms seek medical eval. ...Read more

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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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Sore throat on right side only, getting worse by day, stuffiness and some swelling of glands on right side?

Sore throat on right side only, getting worse by day, stuffiness and some swelling of glands on right side?

Possible strep: It sounds like you may have tonsillitis or pharyngitis. It would be good for you to see a doctor for a strep test. It could be viral but if it is a streptococcal infection you would need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's most likely cause of sore throat on the right side only?

What's most likely cause of sore throat on the right side only?

Many 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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Sore throat on right side?

Sore throat on right side?

Have it checked out: How long? Fevers? Tiredness? Swallowing problems? Breathing problems? Trouble opening your mouth? Hot potato voice? A one-sided throat problem if you are having the problems above, can be a sign of a peritonsillar abscess (pus behind the tonsil) that would need to be treated by a doctor. Other one-sided throat problems occur, check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side . Also chest congestion on right side, along with head congestion pain on right side. Hurts slightly when coughing on right?

Sore throat on right side . Also chest congestion on right side, along with head congestion pain on right side. Hurts slightly when coughing on right?

Right is Not Right: You have many symptoms on your right but they may all be related. Go to your doctor or an urgent care center to make sure you haven't developed lower respiratory tract which originated from your sore throat and traveled downward. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side, right side ear pain, bump behind ear?

Sore throat on right side, right side ear pain, bump behind ear?

See doctor: Could be related to ear or throat infection. Less likely, could be malignancy n tongue or throat. ...Read more

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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right ear and a sore throat on right side?

I have a sharp stabbing pain in my right ear and a sore throat on right side?

Referred pain: The ear pain is most likely coming from the throat. The nerve supply to the ear is from a nerve that runs behind the tonsil. If there is a sore, (usually viral ) in that area it can cause ear pain. This is caused referred otoalgia or "ear- pain". ...Read more

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Had sore throat on right side for 6 days w/o cold symptoms. Rapid strep & culture were negative. I have a large white spot on right tonsil and my throat is very red and irritated. What else can I do?

Had sore throat on right side for 6 days w/o cold symptoms.  Rapid strep & culture were negative. I have a large white spot on right tonsil and my throat is very red and irritated. What else can I do?

Depends: While many sore throats are viral in origin, a negative strep test does not rule out other bacterial species which can cause tonsillitis. If your symptoms have been persisting or worsening over the 6 days, the suspicion that this is acute tonsillitis is far greater and would respond well to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Extreme sore throat on right side.hurts to turn head. We I speak I almost vomit.got flu shot Wed. in extreme pain.

Extreme sore throat on right side.hurts to turn head. We I speak I almost vomit.got flu shot Wed. in extreme pain.

Go to ER: It is possible that you are developing an abscess on or behind your tonsil. You need to see a doctor ASAP. Not related to the flu shot. ...Read more

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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