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Numbness/lump in right throat/tonsil

This just started last night. I got up to make my son a bottle and the right side of my throat felt numb.  The next couple of times I got up I noticed the same thing and when I tried to swallow, it felt like I couldn't get down whatever it is.

This morning, it's a little less numb feeling and more like something is caught behind my tonsil, pressing on the back of my throat, or I guess like my tonsil is really swollen but just on the right side.  Any idea what this could be?  I have no other symptoms.  I get kind of anxious because I feel like my airway is a little smaller.  Should I go get this looked at?  Should I wait?  My mother thinks I might need them out or something.

Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you!

Susan
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The symptoms described could be due to an infection, most probably streptococcal or a viral infection. Strep sore throat needs to be treated with an antibiotic as strep is a bacteria. Viral sore throat is best treated with rest, warm oral fluids and  (OTC) tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. If you develop a fever, or if there is swelling and pain, you will need to consult your primary care physician for a strep test, which if positive you will be given antibiotics.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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