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My right tonsil and ear hurts : Nope. I have had a sore

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Hello. My right tonsil and ear hurts
JA: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Do you have a fever?
Customer: Nope. I have had a sore throat and cough with phlegm for the past 3 weeks
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: But the pain in the tonsil and ear on the right side just started today
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should be aware of?
Customer: I took a round of antibiotics a couple of weeks ago
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 months ago.


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Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

Have you taken antibiotics for sore throat couple of weeks ago?

Do you still have throat infection?


Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 months ago.

Dear customer

Thank you for coming back online.

The symptoms you have described of having pain in right tonsil & ear is suggestive that your infection from throat has traveled upto the ear via eustachian tube(a connection between middle ear & back of nose).

The sore throat & phlegm you are having since last 3 weeks can be due to bacterial infection and now spreading upto tonsils & ear.

A throat swab test is very much required for the confirmation of exact diagnosis.

Take tab.sudafed(oral decongestant tablet).Keeping a humidifier running in your room or using an over-the-counter salt-water spray (inhaled through the nose) five or six times a day can provide dramatic relief.Another round of antibiotics may be required accordingly.

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