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My left side of my throat hurts and burns it stared at 530 then went away now it came back and doesn't really hurt when I swallow?

My left side of my throat hurts and burns it stared at 530 then went away now it came back and doesn't really hurt when I swallow?

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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My left ear and left side of my throat hurts when I swallow. What can I do to cure myself?

My left ear and left side of my throat hurts when I swallow. What can I do to cure myself?

Need to determine: The cause of these symptoms. If gargling with warm salt water does not relieve the symptoms, you should see a doctor to exclude an infection that may require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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The left side of my throat hurts, it feels like a pulled muscle but when I swallow it feels like there is a ball stuck in my throat. Why?

The left side of my throat hurts, it feels like a pulled muscle but when I swallow it feels like there is a ball stuck in my throat. Why?

Throat: Could be your thyroid with enlargement of a nodule, acid reflux, a muscle strain or viral if its been going on for a short time. You can try warm salt water gargles but its something you should check out ...Read more

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For the last few days I've had a hard to describe feeling in my left ear kinda feels like water but not really. And then when I swallow the left side of my throat hurts and I get somewhat of itchy to stinging feeling in the same ear. I've tried tyle?

For the last few days I've had a hard to describe feeling in my left ear kinda feels like water but not really. And then when I swallow the left side of my throat hurts and I get somewhat of itchy to stinging feeling in the same ear. I've tried tyle?

Pain radiating: Pain from the throat frequently radiates to the ears. I would recommend focusing more on why the throat hurts rather than the ear. You can visualize the throat much better than the ear without a doctor. Regardless, maybe your doctor or an urgent care may lead you in the right direction. ...Read more

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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 more

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Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?

Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?

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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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Throat hurts&lump under the left side of my jaw & also a sore in the back of my mouth that hurts when I swallow. It also makes crates alot of saliva?

Throat hurts&lump under the left side of my jaw & also a sore in the back of my mouth that hurts when I swallow. It also makes crates alot of saliva?

You need and exam: Symptoms are suspicious for an infection, either bacterial like a strep throat or viral. Without the ability to examen you and to look at the sore in your mouth, the best advice would be for you to see a physician to evaluate your throat. ...Read more

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Had a cold about a month ago now my throat hurts in one spot on the left side when I swallow-also hurts in my left ear. Blood work fine. CT scan soon.

Had a cold about a month ago now my throat hurts in one spot on the left side when I swallow-also hurts in my left ear. Blood work fine. CT scan soon.

Sore throat: Hello - have someone look at this. It sounds like you have a viral ulcer on the tonsil or on the fauces, or frank tonsillitis. If so it needs specific treatment. I would have the GP look at this and treat if necessary. Thanks ...Read more

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The right side of my throat hurts. Especially when I swallow. What should I do?

The right side of my throat hurts. Especially when I swallow. What should I do?

Throat examination: Acute throat pain may be a simple viral infection, but could also be more serious, like a streptococcal bacterial pharyngitis or tonsillitis. Pain on one side only is a bit concerning for a possible mass. This should be evaluated within a week of onset of symptoms if pain is not resolving with basic measures. ...Read more

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My right side of my throat hurts when I swallow it does not hurt. It hurts when I lay down or doing a lot of movement with my throat?

My right side of my throat hurts when I swallow it does not hurt. It hurts when I lay down or doing a lot of movement with my throat?

Best thing to do: Is get an examination. There may be an anatomical or inflammatory problem with your right side. This could also be excacerabated by reflux. Talk to your doctor or see an ent. ...Read more

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My right ear feels like its swelled and hurts and almost seems to pop when I swallow. The whole of the right side of my throat hurts, What is this?

My right ear feels like its swelled and hurts and almost seems to pop when I swallow. The whole of the right side of my throat hurts, What is this?

Ear/ throat pain: Seek medical attention today at doc /urgent care / telemedicine. You likely have a sore throat or ear infection that may benefit from antibiotics. There is a tube from the back of the mouth that goes to the ear the Eustachian tube, that is irritated with throat infections and causes the popping (it helps equalize pressure when descending in airplanes too which is why our ears pop then) ...Read more

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The right side of my throat hurts; when I swallow, move my tongue to the right, and burns when swallowing food. Doesn't hurt when I talk. Is it a cold?

Could be: You could have a virus causing this pain. If it is a virus or a cold it will improve in about a week. Smoking will increase the pain.
If you are not feeling better in 7 to 10 days you should see a dentist or your primary care for a evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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My right side of my throat hurts, and when I swallow the pain shoots up to the inside of my ear. Running a low temp fever. Aspirin barely helps.

Pharyngitis: Pain may radiate to the ear from inflammation in the throat because the same nerves innervate both areas. If you are asking about pain control you should recontact your doctor. If this is viral it may last several more days, and you might benefit more from Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen than from aspirin, which has risks associated with viral infections. ...Read more

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Throat hurts on 1 side when I swallow every few weeks. Pain will go & come back after few weeks. Hapens during special occasions, very annoying?

Throat hurts on 1 side when I swallow every few weeks. Pain will go & come back after few weeks. Hapens during special occasions, very annoying?

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 plus acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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My throat hurts on one side when I swallow also causing that ear to hurt. This come on all of a sudden yesterday evening. What could be going on?

My throat hurts on one side when I swallow also causing that ear to hurt. This come on all of a sudden yesterday evening. What could be going on?

Sore throat: Do you have fever? One sided sore throat with referred pain to the ear need to be checked by your doctor ASAP, it could be tonsillitis, or peritonsillar abscess which is a serious condition that requires immediate treatment with IV antibiotics & sometimes incision of the abscess, if you can't see your doctor today go to ER, please do not delay. I hope it is just a throat infection. Good luck ...Read more

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Diagnosed with mono (may 29th). Sore throat is gone, left with sharp pain on left side when I swallow like something is stuck there. Is this normal?

Diagnosed with mono (may 29th). Sore throat is gone, left with sharp pain on left side when I swallow like something is stuck there. Is this normal?

Yes, it's possible: The symptom you're experiencing can be normal as you recuperate from mono. It usually goes away slowly over a week or so. ...Read more

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Since last night my throat has been feeling sick. My throat hurts when I swallow and also the one side of my nose is a little bit stuffy. What to do?

Since last night my throat has been feeling sick. My throat hurts when I swallow and also the one side of my nose is a little bit stuffy. What to do?

New?: If this is new, the most likely possibility is viral infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain (or warm tea with honey). Ibuprofen may help too. Sudafed for a couple of days for congestion. Get extra rest/fluids and eat healthy. ...Read more

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My throat hurts only on the right side it hurts when I swallow, also it hurts my right ear to, what could it be?

My throat hurts only on the right side it hurts when I swallow, also it hurts my right ear to, what could it be?

Many things: Your throat and ear share some nerves. So, if your throat hurts, it can radiate to your ear. Cause for throat pain can be infectious, less likely if one side. Or it can be a foreign body, like a fish bone. Or it can be inflamed tonsil from little crypts filling it with a food particle. Have your ENT look at it. ...Read more

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It hurts when I swallow but I don't feel like I have a cold or a sore throat, could this be a medication side effect?

It hurts when I swallow but I don't feel like I have a cold or a sore throat, could this be a medication side effect?

Yes: Painful swallowing typically reflect an irritation in the esophagus (swallowing tube). This can be related to medications, especially common in women. ...Read more

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Right side of throat hurts a little when I swallow; hurts more when I yawn or blow nose. Feels like there's a proverbial lump before subsiding.

Right side of throat hurts a little when I swallow; hurts more when I yawn or blow nose. Feels like there's a proverbial lump before subsiding.

Tonsil?: You could have inflammation, infection or stone in the right tonsil. Or you could have a blockage in the right eustachian tube (drains ear to throat) which causes the discomfort. Also a swollen lymph node in the right neck could cause these symptoms. See your doctor or urgent care to figure it out! ...Read more

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Sore throat hurts bad on one side when I swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

Sore throat hurts bad on one side when I swallow gets worse at night seen a few blisters back in throat where its irritated, why?

Hard to say: Hard to say from the limited info.... Could be viral or something more serious....With these symptoms you should go see your dr as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have had a very sore throat only on my right side. When I swallow it really hurts and even when I don't swallow it burns. No cold of flu symptoms.?

I have had a very sore throat only on my right side. When I swallow it really hurts and even when I don't swallow it burns. No cold of flu symptoms.?

Infection: One side or both doesn't matter as far as diagnosis. The vast majority are from viruses. If concern for strep head to your doctor. ...Read more

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My throat hurts really bad especially when I swallow, talk, etc... I felt the front of my neck and the right side is swollen and sore. Any ideas?

My throat hurts really bad especially when I swallow, talk, etc... I felt the front of my neck and the right side is swollen and sore. Any ideas?

See a doctor ASAP: This could be quite severe, depending upon whether the problem is in the throat or due to infection extending from a dental source into the neck. You should be seen and examined in order to be accurately diagnosed. Don't delay as this may progress rapidly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

TMJ: It's possible that you have "Temporomandibular Joint syndrome", also known as "TMJ Syndrome". This is not scary, and most of the time it resolves on it's own, if you experience pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are okay to take. If or gets worse, you can see a doctor for prescription medication and sometimes they can do an injection. Grinding your teeth at night is a common cause. Best wishes! ...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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Easy one. I have had a very sore throat on my left side' pain goes to my left ear when I swallow. Any ideas? Its been for 1 wk

Throat/ Ears/Sinus: Greetings,
you could have a throat infection. This could be a possible infection in your ears and throat or also including your sinuses. I recommend you go and have yourself checked out, especially if you have fever or other annoying symptoms. Gargling with warm salt water may often reduce the pain in your throat and ear coning can decrease ear and sinus pressure. Netti pot for sinuses. ...Read more

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Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. Doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Sharp pain around left tonsil region. It's not a sore throat feeling. Doesn't hurt when I swallow. Only when I move my neck, touch area, or strain?

Eagles Syndrome: Could be Eagles Syndrome. Http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Eagle_syndrome
See an ENT surgeon tor diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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