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I've had this pain when swallowing on right side of throat

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I've had this pain when swallowing on right side of throat above Adam's apple for over a week now. It's not a sore throat and nothing hurts to touch and nothing feels swallow. About a month ago I did have a sore throat, then came the clogged ears and stuffy nose. The clogged ears stayed and still exist a little today. The congestion is gone but the slight coughing has lingered too. My biggest concern is the pain swallowing. Could this be results of sinus infection or even allergies?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
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Streptococcal infection can cause persistent pain sometimes.

In most cases this is viral infection related may take some time to subside.

You should get a throat swab to rule out strep throat which will require antibiotic course.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's not pain inside my throat though, the pain I feel is just to the right of Adam's apple. At what point to I go see a doctor? I don't usually go to doctors. This pain has been there for almost 2 weeks. Can a viral infection take this long and is it just a matter of waiting it out?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Viral infection can cause persist more than 2 weeks.

This will be more like cartilage related pain than infection related.

However streptococcal infection should be ruled out as well given that 2 weeks passed.

Usually not concerning.