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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?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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