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I'm sick since Thursday and has gotten a little worse.

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I'm sick since Thursday...

I'm sick since Thursday and has gotten a little worse. Experiencing sort throat to where it hurts to swallow and bring up mucus. Pressure in the ear and chills

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?

Last night but comes and goes. No resent colds besides my girl being sick with same symptoms that she got from a coworker a week or so ago

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have asthma

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 4 months ago

These symptoms seem to be that of flu virus which usually takes a week or two to settle completely. I would suggest using advil , steam inhalation with menthol drops in it, aspirin gargles and mucinex. If it does not improve with these see a doctor to rule out bacterial infection.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok thank you. My girl did shine a light in my throat and on the right side there's a spot of white along with swelling. Then when she touched my neck like a doctor there was pain when she was applying small pressure mainly the right side of my neck.
Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Thanks for the reply.

That is because of inflammation which cause swelling and pain. Hopefully, it would get better in few days.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
could it be a sinus infection or maybe tonsils or some cold? What should i do to help get rid of this?
Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 4 months ago

With Tonsilitis, there is visible inflammation of the tonsils on either side and it is painful to swallow anything. The fever is unsettling and high grade. There is a painful cough as well. I doubt that this is tonsilitis but having said that I have not examined you and the final verdict can be given on a physicians examination.

Try the above remedy specially gargles. It should help.

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