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I'm just wondering if I need to go see a doctor or not. I've

I'm just wondering if I...
I'm just wondering if I need to go see a doctor or not. I've been sick for over a month, and it started with strep throat which was treated by an antibiotic, but after I was done taking an antibiotic I still had a cough and phlegm. The cough and phlegm are a little bit better now, but I'm having really bad pain on the left side of my throat, tongue, and left ear. Plus, I feel tired all the time.
JA: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?
Customer: I started to notice the pain in my throat, tongue and ear really bad on Saturday.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope
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24 year old female

This is something that needs to be seen by an ENT doctor. Chronic tonsillitis is something that needs to be ruled out here. Pharyngitis and tonsillitis can often progress to middle ear infections due to the close connection between the throat and the middle ear through the Eustachian tube.

The symptoms keep oscillating till the infection is adequately treated with drainage or culture specific antibiotics.

So, the best course of action here will be to schedule an appointment with an ENT doctor and have yourself evaluated and have this treated properly.

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Thank you! I will set up an appointment as soon as I can.
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