Sore Throat When Swallowing Food Or Saliva?
Hello/evening, I want to ask, for the past 3 days I have had a sore throat but only on the left side of my throat and when I swallow saliva or something it hurts a lot, what should I do? thanks.
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A sore throat usually indicates an infection/inflammation of the tonsils (tonsils). Inflammation of the tonsils is often characterized by complaints of painful swallowing and fever, and the tonsils will appear red and enlarged. In addition to infection with germs, irritation from food, cigarettes, or drinks can also cause tonsillitis.
In addition to inflammation of the tonsils, other causes of a sore throat:
Pharyngitis or inflammation of the pharynx (throat) Peritonsillar abscess, a kind of pocket in the tonsil area containing a collection of pus Thrush in the throat It's best to have your complaint checked directly to a doctor to find out the exact cause. The best treatment will be adjusted according to the cause found. In the case of inflammation of the tonsils or pharynx due to infection, the doctor will give antibiotics. If the cause is an abscess, further action is required by an ENT specialist. Consult further about this directly with the doctor.
Some tips to relieve sore throat symptoms:
Drink lots of water, especially warm water. Avoid foods that contain sweeteners, preservatives, or artificial flavors. Gargle with an antiseptic mouthwash. Try to gargle up to the throat. Stop smoking Avoid drinking coffee Hopefully useful
dr. Muhammad Fadhil