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54 Possible Causes for Unilateral Throat Pain

  • Tonsillar Lymphoepithelioma

    Clinically, it presents as a sore throat with difficulty swallowing because of a large mass in the tonsillar area; it is usually unilateral and may or may not be ulcerated[dental.washington.edu] Patients may also complain of difficulty hearing, pain, and airway obstruction (8-12).[dental.washington.edu]

  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia

    A 45-year-old woman presented with unilateral throat pain, bradycardia and hypotension leading to episodes of impaired consciousness when lying on her left side or turning[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients typically experience a stabbing pain that presents in a unilateral fashion in the throat. They can also complain of pain in the tongue and in the ear.[symptoma.com] Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is a unilateral pain felt at the back of the throat and the tongue, caused by the nerve which supplies this area (the glossopharyngeal nerve).[pijn.com]

  • Pharyngitis due to Group A Beta-Hemolytic Streptococcus

    Abstract Cefprozil (BMY-28100) is a semisynthetic cephalosporin with broad-spectrum antibacterial activity and prolonged serum elimination half-life allowing for once-a-day oral administration. In vitro, cefprozil demonstrates excellent activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Haemophilus[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Injury of the Thyroid Gland

    Dr. Kedar N. Prasad obtained a master’s degree in zoology from the University of Bihar, Ranchi, India, and a PhD in radiation biology from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1963. He received postdoctoral training at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York, and joined the Department of Radiology[…][books.google.com]

  • Common Cold

    Fifty‐three to 56% of participants in De Sutter 2002 reported unilateral facial pain.[doi.org] The incidence of unilateral facial pain was not reported in six trials ( Herne 1980 ; Howie 1970 ; Kaiser 1996 ; Taylor 1977 ; Todd 1984 ; Vogt 1966 ).[doi.org] Sore throat Only two studies reported on sore throat persisting at day seven as an outcome ( Herne 1980 ; Taylor 1977 ).[doi.org]

  • Tonsillitis

    Patients may present with a variety of symptoms including painful throat (may be unilateral), dysphagia, fevers, tender cervical lymphadenopathy and/or tonsillar exudate.[radiopaedia.org] Ear pain and trismus can also occur 1 .[radiopaedia.org] Ear pain and trismus can also occur 1.[radiopaedia.org]

  • Pharyngitis

    […] sore throat, tender lymphadenopathy on the affected side, fever Retropharyngeal abscess Sore throat, fever, dysphagia, odynophagia, neck pain, dyspnea; patients usually have[aafp.org] […] epiglottis Laryngotracheobronchitis (croup) “Barking” cough, stridor, possibly dyspnea; usually occurs in children three months to three years of age Peritonsillar abscess Unilateral[aafp.org]

  • Hay Fever

    NB : patients with unilateral symptoms, especially if they have pain, visual disturbance or bleeding, should be referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist.[patient.info]

  • Allergic Rhinitis

    NB : patients with unilateral symptoms, especially if they have pain, visual disturbance or bleeding, should be referred to an ear, nose and throat specialist.[patient.info]

  • Tonsillar Abscess

    The hallmark clinical findings of which include: Severe unilateral throat pain and possibly ear pain Fever 103F (39 C), malaise, rigors Difficulty swallowing saliva Muffled[pemcincinnati.com] […] sore throat occasionally accompanied by ipsilateral ear pain Fever Muffled "hot potato" voice Dysphagia with pooling of saliva and drooling Trismus: inability to open the[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu] History Fever Sore throat Worsens, becomes unilateral Otalgia - Pain referred to ipsilateral ear "Hot potato" muffled voice Trismus (inability to open mouth) - internal pterygoid[fprmed.com]

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