One sided pain. Suggest that you have an infection, ( most likely sinus ) , and that the drainage is only on the one side.
No fever. Sore throat on/off. Cough productive in the morning w/ yellow phlegm and light blood. Very little nasal discharge. Started 10d ago. See dr?
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). A couple days of throat lozenges and tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. Read more...