This question was answered on Mon 27, Jul 2009 10:54am by Dr. Srivastava

Sore Throat on one side, Ear ache on same side, Slight Cough, No fever. No visible signs in throat, not strep

    
Asked by carlamarielooney@yahoo.com (Male; 23; N/A; Relevant drugs:N/A ) on Wed 22, Apr 2009 07:00pm

I have a sore throat on only my left side. It only hurts about 75% of the time and I have not figured out what causes or stops it from hurting. I also have minor earaches in my left sometimes as well as a dry cough every now and then. I do not see any signs of strep or any other noticeable infections in my throat. It has been going on for about 4 days now. I tried gargling salt water and that did ease the pain a little but it returned soon after. No fever either. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr. Srivastava  on Mon 27, Jul 2009 10:54am:

Hi, a sore throat (also known as pharyngitis or tonsillitis-may affect single side) is symptom of a disease affecting the pharynx or the area around the tonsils and it may be due to virus or bacteria. The characteristics of the symptom are throat pain and trouble swallowing. Also, pain may spread to the ears. Usually there are no complications. The symptoms of a sore throat can be relieved by using over-the-counter medicines, such as sprays containing antiseptics and anaesthetics to numb the sore area, or antiseptic gargles. If the sore throat is due to bacterial infection it should be treated with oral antibiotics with the consultation of your doctor. Hope this helps.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by on Sun 27, Mar 2011 11:15am:
sore throat earache neck pain on same side may be due to inflammation of tonsils, larynx and pharynx of the throat. Most of the time this is caused due to viral & bacterial infection.

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
NUCLEAR MAG3     what are scabies     lower     Mysonhasafeverof1008withasorethroatanddiarrheaheis5yrsoldwhatswrongwithhim     koch chest     Myg     Search for answers     iloperidone purpose     Sucking     altheizmers     Botulism     Blossom     BenefitsofOmega3sandvitaminE     Bartholins cyst     Are size 34c bras good for a 13 yrs old     Aman     head neck     Search for answers     Searsmell in urinech for answers     f     ddimer     14 year old crackle in left lung     Tzone     Igetkneepain     Huntington     lots     My teridium is not that thickis there any oral medication to that     Ivehada     Inte     ANAL     Missed Period     what causes tightness around the upper arm     sunken     Callos     Development of breast     Isitnormanforan     pin prick rash     grey matter     Cancer     addium     cardiac     bedsore     sprained     byetta     Solulion of likoria for merid women     quit     brest     Search for answers     bakflex     GIARDIA     Search for answers     urinatingmoreoftenpaininstomach     Search for answers     lynda     canIhave     moskeda     FEVERBABY     telephone     is levodyn really effective     13mm     what is sturgeions syndrome     Medication20for20migraine     right ovarian cyst     brownblood     Acneonback     pain in stomach when pooping     abnormalityejaculation     whatislickoria     16yearsoldbonesarealmostfusedwillistillgrow     whyismypoopoohcolourblack     yhojuhz     mirtazapine     mail     refers     whatdoesitmeanwhen     ejaculate     Eating disorder     warts     rashinanusonbabythat haveopensores     amylase     dryness     fatpelvicpad     IhavebumpsonthebackofmytonguenearmythroatTheyl     Hpv swimming     blowjob     Search for answers     phobia     nothing     Search for answers what can you use to get rid of a sti on your eye     cheap nike shoes     wart     canringwormcausepainfulswellinginfingerjointsandpalm     Purbac     unmarried     WHAT IS QUINCY     swag     clavomid20side20effect     HardBonyLumponth     red wide spot on chest with white pathces     SECUAL     hcgthyroidproblems     erecrtile dysfunction     BellyButt     Acidityafterstomachinfection     AbnormalPapwithHighRiskHPVShingleszosterandlong     ALCOHOLTERRIBLE     9IUmL     20050719FemaleModeratetolargeostiumSecundumASDCanyouexplainedthisproblem     Botulism     AdFarm     depnoc     Pap     calcium     ULTRASOUND     Search for answers     zoster injection     knee knodules     side20effect20of20mtp20kit     Search for answers     peripheral neuropathy food sensitivities     HIGHTG     gurgaon     menstroal heavy and smelly     Fertility     b12 low     yohembesafety     medigap     Scrapes     puffy     tachicardic     puss coming out your penis     I have a boilpimple     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats