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My throat has been bothering me for almost a month. At first my throat wasn't allowing me to swallow and it also made my voice sound like i was choking, it lasted for 2 weeks. After that passed my throat had gotten really raspy, that also lasted for 2 weeks. After that cleared up, in the back of my throat on the left side I have a sharp pain every time I swallow, move my neck, or trying to clear my throat or nose. It feels like someone is stabbing me in the throat, all of this started as soon as I popped my ear because I could barely hear at the time because there was water in one. I really do not know what to do, when I looked in the mirror of the tonsils in my throat were bigger than the other. Please help.

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replied February 12th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A9957
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All your symptoms are suggestive of a severe upper respiratory tract infection including tonsillitis, with probable small abscess in tonsil. Upper respiratory tract infections can involve tonsils, lymph nodes in the throat causing enlarged adenoids. This may cause blockage of Eustachian tube, middle ear infection.

Raspy voice suggests pharyngitis also. Basically, you appear to have a very severe upper respiratory tract infection which requires some antibiotic therapy, lozenges to ease the pain. If there is a nasal block, nasal drops to reduce mucosal swelling are also needed.

Please consult your general practitioner for examination and treatment with suitable antibiotics. Thank you.

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