i went to ent for my sore throat but he cannot figure out why i have sore throat. i have a sore throat on left side only. i do not have problem swallowing. but it contantly hurts. if i do not eat anything there is less pain. iwas given some medicine to gargal with and was told in twenty day i do not feel ok i need a cat scan. it has been 7 days and there is no improvement infact pain as increased. i don't know what to do.
You might also consider finding a second opinion? I've had one Dr. tell me nothing was wrong with my ears, only to be seen by a different Dr. 2 days later, he diagnosed me with an inner ear infection! Hope you feel better soon!
Less salty foods
Less spicy foods
Don't eat/drink anything too hot or cold
No tea or foods/drinks made from powders
Try some warm water with lemon and honey to soothe your throat
A sore throat can be transferred from your nose though your nose might not have much discomfort or pain.
If you have accompanying nasal problems (i.e. can't breathe through your nose, stuffy/runny nose, lots of drainage from your nose to your throat) try blowing your nose more often, drinking plenty of water (warm up your water if it's more soothing on your throat) and you might even want to try rinsing out your nose with a weak saline solution (salt water).
If you've ever had allergy problems before you might also want to try some allergy pills.