Hi, my name's Manda, I'm 17 and female. Here's my question: For the last three days now, only the right side of my throat has been hurting, it feels like my tonsil area but I'm really not sure. I was just wondering what it could be considering the fact that my throat hurts only on one side. It's not an excruciating pain or anything but everytime I swallow (saliva, not food), I just get this little hurting sensation. All advice is welcome, thank you!
Heyman answered Sunday March 2 2008, 7:29 pm: I had a very similar thing happen to me about a month ago. One side of my throat hurt badly when I swallowed, so i went to the doctor's office. They told me I had three large canker sore-like things at the back of my throat. It was a virus, so antibiotics would not help me. He advised me to get chloraseptic spray and chloraseptic cough drops. It numbed it right up. For about a week I did the chloraseptic and it cleared up. Even if it isn't the virus canker sore thing, I would get chloraseptic. It helps a ton becuase sore throats are a killer.
Vikki27 answered Sunday March 2 2008, 5:57 pm: It sounds like you have hurt your throat, but rather than it being some form of an infection, you may have caught your throat on something sharp as you swallowed, such as a piece of crisp. It might be that you've nicked your throat or your tonsil as you swallowed and it's just caused it to become a little sensitive and possible inflamed.
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