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Sore throat when yawning or swallowing, causes difficulty in sleeping, on turning the head, on omeprazole. What could be wrong?

Hi, the last few days I have woke up with my left side of throat being sore.. Especially when yawning or swallowing . It even wakes me up when I m sleeping due to the pain. Also if I turn my head left its sore but to the right it s ok.. The only antibiotic I am on is omeprazole as my doctor thinks I have to much acid in my stomach, which I ve been taking for 2 1/2 weeks now.. What could be wrong with me?
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of information provided it appears that the cause of pain in throat on one side can be
1. Muscular pain - most likely. May be because of sprain of neck muscles may be due to trauma or sleeping on one side
2. Peritonsilar abscess- It refers to the collection of pus arounf tonsil. Usually associate deith infection of tonsil
3. Acute infection of throat - A viral or bacterial infection of throat may also present like this

You will require a ENT consultation to resolve the issue. I hope this answers your concerns. Feel free to contact me if your need more information on this

With warm regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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