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The back right side of my tongue hurts. Why

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The back right side of my tongue hurts. Why?
Hello,

You have probably developed Tonsilitis - inflammation of the tonsils.

You will need to take antibiotics for a cure. Till you see a doctor, please take Ibuprofen tablets 200mg thrice daily and gargle with warm saline water twice a day. You can also use Hexidene mouth wash - it is an antiseptic mouth wash available without a prescription.

I hope this helps.

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Not to question your knowledge but is tonsillitis common to be only on one side? I have had strep on a regular basis and I know that would attack my whole throat.
Yes, tonsilitis can occur on only one side - in fact, it is more common to get tonsilitis on only one side rather than bilaterally.

I hope this helps.

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