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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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I just woke up with a very sore throat (right side). I do not feel sick at all and I have no other symptoms. What is the cause?

I just woke up with a very sore throat (right side). I do not feel sick at all and I have no other symptoms. What is the cause?

Sore throat: Sore throat can be from the beginning of a viral infection or bacterial infection but it can also be due to postnasal drip or allergies. If you start to feel it getting worse, you can try zinc lozenges (Cold Eeze: see eyemd2020@blogspot.com for more info) to avoid a full blown bacterial infection. If it gets really severe, see MD for strep culture. ...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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Why does my sore throat keep switching sides?

To frustrate you!: The side to side change is just to confuse you. See your doc if you have pus, fever, rash or swollen lymph nodes. Stop smoking now while you have a chance! the headache may be related to the throat infection or just stress. Ck in with your family doc. Gargle with warm salt water, take extra vit c, rest, get some TLC too. ...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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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