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My issue is that now I have a very sore throat, as well as white patches on my tonsils. My ears are also stuffed up, with one ear feeling painful and like I have water in it. I have no other symptoms. Are antibiotics needed to get over a possible ear infection/tonsillitis?

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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago

How old are you? Male/ Female?
Since when are you having the symptom?
Did you consult doctor or have any test?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I am female, 30 years old. I started getting a sore throat about 3 days ago and noticed yesterday that I could see white spots on my tonsils. Yesterday my ears started feeling plugged. Today my ears hurt and they feel plugged and I can’t hear well out of one ear. Otherwise I don’t have any symptoms. No I have not seen a doctor.
Doctor: Dr Su S, Doctor(MD) replied 3 months ago

Thank you for the input.
I am very sorry for your symptoms.
You would likely need antibiotic.
Ear is connected with throat through ear tube.
So throat infection can affect ear.
I would advise to take an examination by doctor.
A throat swab can be taken for test, culture.

You can do warm salt water gargling.

That will be soothing.
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