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Why is my left of neck is swollen and throat hurts to swallow?

Why is my left of neck is swollen and throat hurts to swallow?

Not sure?: Mononucleosis? Strep throat? I am not sure. 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. ...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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One side, tonsil and throat swollen, hurts to swallow saliva even. No pain med helps, no fever, dry sinuses now, coughing occasionally. Go to doctor?

One side, tonsil and throat swollen, hurts to swallow saliva even. No pain med helps, no fever, dry sinuses now, coughing occasionally. Go to doctor?

Tonsil infection: You probably have an infected tonsil or tonsillith. You have to get checked to make sure you do not have a peritonsillar abscess. See your doctor today or tomorrow to rule this out. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and ear ache for 2.5 weeks. Yellow mucous and yellow patches on tonsils. Red swollen throat, painful swallowing and talking.

I have a sore throat and ear ache for 2.5 weeks. Yellow mucous and yellow patches on tonsils. Red swollen throat, painful swallowing and talking.

Tonsilits: Kitten - of course without examining you i cannot be completely sure, but your symptoms are common with tonsillitis. Do yourself a favor and contact your physician. The correct antibiotics are important to prevent future problems. ...Read more

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I have a swollen throat. It hurts to swallow, and yawn. One side of my nose is stuffed up, and i feel like there's pressure in my ear. Help?

Infection: It sounds like you could have sinusitis or allergies or possible cold as well. Going to the doctors to be evaluated will help you receive a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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Throat hurts to swallow and the lymph nodes on the right side seem to be swollen. No other symptoms really. Best OTC meds? And what is possibly wrong?

Throat hurts to swallow and the lymph nodes on the right side seem to be swollen. No other symptoms really. Best OTC meds? And what is possibly wrong?

Options: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Throat hurts to swallow but not sick, no temp, and no swollen glands. What could this be?

Sore throat: Two things come to my mind when patients complain of a sore throat without other symptoms, post nasal drip and early viral infections. Either way, you can try an allergy pill or the new nasal steroid over the counter: nasal cort. I prefer the nasal steroid. Either way if this does not work in the next few days, try some Motrin for the pain and gargle with salt water. See my other answers on st. ...Read more

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Throat hurts to swallow for past 6 days. Swollen neck in front on right side. White blisters on tonsils found last night. What could this be?

Throat hurts to swallow for past 6 days. Swollen neck in front on right side. White blisters on tonsils found last night. What could this be?

With the information: You have given it is likely an infectious process, and would best be actually looked at by a doctor. The significant infectious processes at your age include streptococcus and mononucleosis. Viral ulcerative pharyngitis is also significant and painful enough to be symptomatically treated. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Throat Pain (Definition)

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Throat Swelling (Definition)

Throat swelling is where the tissues of the throat become enlarged. This can occur due to inflammation (such as an infection) or ...Read more