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I've developed a sore throat slightly swollen and a little

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I've developed a sore throat slightly swollen and a little painfull ? what could it be ?
Thank you for your question,
I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.
When did it develop?
Where do you feel the swelling exactly?
How is your temperature?
Do you have cough, difficulty in swelling?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you.

I noticed it this morning when i woke up. I dont feel my temperature is overly high. havent really developed a cough. Doesn't feel swelled from the outside but it does in my throat at the very back of my tongue almost like something is stuck there but there cannot be as it was fine last night before i went to bed and i have drunk and had lunch today which would of lodged anything if it was there.

Thank you Rob, for the information,
Sore throat can be caused by a number of factors.
Often it is viral.
But there can be an infection with bacteria too.
Sometimes it can be related to allergies.
Mouth breathing at night can cause soreness in the morning.
Reflux can also cause it.
As you have taken food & drinks without difficulty, sticking something there is unlikely to remain.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
If doctor feels, a throat swab can be taken to test for bacteria.
In bacterial infection antibiotic would be necessary.
You can take paracetamol for pain.
Warm salt water gargling will also help.
I hope this information helps.
I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.
Please feel free for any follow up query.
Best wishes.
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