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I have had sore throat for around 3 weeks with no fever. It

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I have had sore throat for around 3 weeks with no fever. It comes and goes within a 24 hour time frame. and I have some pain in the left ear which is the side my throat pain is on
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Grinman replied 8 years ago.
Does the ear pain also come and go? Do you have any other medical problems? Do you have any acid reflux?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
the ear pain comes and goes
Expert:  Dr. Grinman replied 8 years ago.
In my opinion this is either an atypical viral upper respiratory infection or a manifestation of severe acid reflux (GERD). If the acid gets into up into your throat you can get a sore throat and rarely ear pain. If your symptoms do not resolve in a few more days I would consider an evaluation by an Ear, nose, throat specialist (ENT) who can use a special camera to look at the back of your throat.
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I do not have any acid problems no heart burn or acid reflux. wouldn't I feel some acid making it's why up to the throat?
Expert:  Dr. Grinman replied 8 years ago.
Not always believe it or not. Some people present for the first time tot he doctor with a sore throat or unexplained cough.
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Expert:  Dr. Grinman replied 8 years ago.
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