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Sore Throat Only On One Side
I have a sore throat on only one side there is white stuff behind the tonsil. Is it possible to only have a throat infection on one side. ?
Extreme pain in my throat (left side) whenever i swallow anything it feels as though i'm swallowing glass. I know it isn't a sore throat. It only hurts on one side and especially when i swallow liquids.
I : I cannot tell you the cause of your pain. If you look back in your throat, or have someone else do this for you, and there is significant swelling on the the left side of your throat/ left tonsil and it looks like it is dripping pus or contains pus, that could be problematic. If that were the case, you would need to be promptly evaluated to ensure that you did not have a peritonsillar abscess (a painful pus filled inflammation of the tonsil or the nearby tissues in the throat). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
The entrance of my throat is sore, but only one side. It is red & it has a white sore or something on it? Is it serious? Or did i scrape it?
Need eval by MD: I recommend having a physician take a look if it is present for more than one week. It would be fine to start with your primary care doctor, as it may be something very simple like an irritation/scratch or a tonsil infection. If your doctor is unsure, he/she will likely send you to an ENT specialist. ...Read more
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