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Sore throat on one side, hurts to talk, no fever. Painkillers help

Hi I have a sore throat just on one side. I ve had it for a week now. It feels better with painkillers but obviously thats joy a cure. It actually hurts more if I ve been talking for a while. I don t habr an fever or anynother symptoms really, apart from occasionally needing to clear my throat. It s not unbearable but it is sore
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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Dear Concerned.,

Thanks for writing to us.

The painkillers have actually masked the symtoms where as the microbes (??Streptococcal sore throat)would have successfully lodged inside , may make you a carrier of infection.The sore usually starts on one side and spreads to the other side.

Kindly take a course of antibiotic and also do Betadine/Antisceptic mouth gargling thrice a day.

Abstain from refrigerated food and drinks.Do not smoke if you are smoker.

A throat swab culture/routine blood counts/urinalysis if the sore persists.

Consult the ENT Surgeon if there is no abatement of symptoms.

Wishing you a quick recovery,

Best Regards,

Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan.
Answered: Sat, 10 Nov 2012
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