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Left side throat pain

When I woke up I ate breakfast and everything was fine. A few hours later grabbed a gatorade and when I swallowed i felt a sharp pain on the left side of my throat. Thought it was weird so I tried again. Same sharp/tightening pain only on the left side. I thought maybe I had something in my throat and didn't realize it so I coughed a few times(felt nothing), brushed my teeth, gargled some water, drank some water and am about to have some tea with honey. But every time I swallow it hurts.

I never get sick but working in a college atmosphere and part time at a daycare I have been exposed to a lot of things lately. Everything I have tried to find says infection but for me to be fine only a few hours earlier and have no other symptoms just seems weird. What is wrong with me??
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Well, hopefully this is not the case for me!!
& as I said it I never get sick. Like ever.I think the last time I was actually sick was about 5 years ago. I just hope someone can tell me what to do to fix it, help it or to stop it before it gets worse if it is something.
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I had this happen 3 days ago. Exact same thing. It lasted a full day. The next morning I woke up and it felt like something was stuck in the back of my throat ( where your nose and throat meet ). A few hours later I started coughing and sneezing. Headaches followed. This morning I am coughing up phlegm, etc.
I believe it to be yet another flu.
If the sore throat lasts more than 3 days be sure to see a doctor. Meningitis can occur from strep throat.
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