I guess it's better than a 100% sore throat, but...
November 4, 2011 7:36 AM Subscribe
Sore throat...on only one side?
posted by JoanArkham to health & fitness (25 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I woke up 2 nights ago with a super dry mouth and this weird soreness on the left side of my throat. My left ear also seems somewhat clogged. I have no other symptoms, feel pretty good actually. The soreness is not all the time, but when I swallow. Like it's swollen...not that burning sore throat thing.
It's not strep (I know from strep, got it every year of my life from childhood to college). I also know I'm partial to sinus infections, but I've never had something like this on only one side of my body before. I have never had my tonsils out.
I'll go to the doctor on Monday if it isn't better, but I'm wondering (a) what the heck is going on and (b) should I be more concerned and (c) is it contagious?
Also, I was planning on getting my flu shot today, but I guess I should hold off...