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For the past few days on the left side of my throat my glad…

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Hi for the past few days on the left side of my throat my glad has been inflamed and sore to swallow and is also affecting the left side if my ear what can I do to help the recovery process

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the symptoms? Do you have a fever?

I have had the symptoms for about 3 days now and I have no fever

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 8 months ago

This sounds like ascending pharyngitis (sore throat that ascends in to the middle ear cavity). The best at home remedy is to take steam nebulizations thrice a day with added menthol. Aspirin gargles four times a day. Lozenges to soothe the throat. Tylenol or Ibuprofen as an anti inflammatory to bring the inflammation down and a decongestant like pseudoephidrine (Sudafed) twice a day.

Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated and chicken soup which boosts immunity.

You should seek medical attention from your Primary, a throat swab and antibiotics are usually required for ascending pharyngitis.

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