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I have an ear ache and sore throat mainly on my right side,

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I have an ear ache and sore throat mainly on my right side, runny nose, cough and fever.

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

Today is day 3 and fever started today

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

I don't have a spleen

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How old are you?

Are you eating regular food? Do you get frequent sore throats?

Any change in your voice? Is your cough wet or dry?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm 50. I do not get frequent sore throats. I have no tonsils. Cough is wet. Throat is horse.

Got it. Have you tried any over the counter medications yet?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thera flu and tylenol
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'm using a heating pad on my right side throat...neck. Hot tea and lots of water.

OK. Now that you have a fever and things are not improving it sounds like you may need antibiotics. You should try to see your doctor in the next couple days to be fully evaluated.

In the meantime, continue what you are doing. Rest, hydration, hot tea, throat lozenges, mucinex-DM. But at this point, you may need antibiotics to get you over this illness. Hope that helps.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thanks. I was debating if I should see my doctor.

Yes, I think you should, especially if not improved by tomorrow or Thursday.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I would greatly appreciate it if you could give me a 5-star rating. We can continue to speak even after you rate if you would like. Thanks!

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