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Experiencing swelling in throat, reduced and feels sore. Taken paracetamol. Having BP and cholesterol. Suggest

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I Have Experienced today a swelling in the right side of my throat . this occurred mainly during eating.
It gradually reduced back to normal, but was sore on touch. I have taken paracetomol twice today, as I suspected a sore throat this morning.
Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty 3 hours later

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

It could be a enlarged lymph node because of sore throat which could be responsible for that swelling.

A physical examination is required to arrive at a diagnosis. If your doctor suspects throat infection he may order a throat swab for culture and sensitivity.

Antibiotics based on the culture and sensitivity report will help to overcome the infection. Simple paracetamol will help only in symptomatic pain relief.

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Hope this helps.
Take care.

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatric
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