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I have a pain on the side of my throat towards the lower

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Hi ken. I have a pain on the side of my throat towards the lower part of my throat when I sneeze. What could it be? I didn't feel a lump and when I feel both sides they feel the same. It's been like this for a couple weeks now. I have had bad allergies and I do occasionally smoke on the weekends.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

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Allergies and viral infection both can cause this pain.

The inflammation of the tonsil can cause this commonly.

Now, there is also possibility of bacterial infection given that it is persistent.

Streptococcal throat infection should be checked out which will require antibiotic course.

Otherwise, sympyomatically this can be treated with Cepacol sore throat lozenges.

Allergies should be treated with flonase nasal spray and zyrtec 10 mg daily.

Both are over the counter nowadays.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

another possibility is acid reflux of stomach acid up from the stomach can cause throat irritation and pains on the sides of your throat when you sneeze.

acid reflux can come up at night time after eating large meals or spicy foods or alcohol or tomato sauces and cause throat irritation.

stomach acid blockers like prilosec or nexium and changing your diet to avoid those causes above can help decrease stomach acid reflux.

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