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Have you seen a doctor for this over the past two weeks?
Thank you. What did the doctor have to say?
Yes, antibiotics in this case were given as a precaution, just in case it is something other than mononucleosis (glandular fever).
Lack of balance, or dizziness aren't common symptoms of glandular fever. Normally, symptoms of that are fever, swollen lymph glands in the neck, and a very sore throat, as well as fatigue. This infection typically lasts a couple of weeks to three weeks and no treatment is usually necessary other than comfort measures (rest, paracetamol for discomfort, warm salt water gargles). One should avoid strenuous activity that involves contact sports (such as football, either the American or English variety) and rugby in case the spleen is swollen.
A sense of unbalance or dizziness is more common with an inner ear infection and that is probably why the antibiotics were given. Fatigue can accompany any infection.
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Ear infections are notoriously difficult to cure. They can take 3 to 6 weeks even with antibiotics.
Labyrinthitis is another word for an inner ear infection. It can be viral or, less often, bacterial. It typically takes 2-3 weeks (and sometimes more) to cure.
An otolaryngologist (ENT - ear, nose, throat) is the specialist to see if you aren't better in the next week or so.
There are other things that cause dizziness and lack of balance such as low blood sugar, Meniere's disease (another inner ear problem), blood pressure (either high or low), and a number of other things. However, the combination of sore throat, swollen glands, excessive fatigue, and dizziness (which includes lack of balance) is more likely an inner ear problem that may be related to or subsequent to another infection such as glandular fever.
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