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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   it all started with lumps on back off my tounge which my gp said was normal i had sore ears which have gone but now the sides off my face feel like they are burning
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   female 27
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical problem ?
User :   no
Doctor :   when did you notice this burning sensation ?
User :   jus the past couple of days
Doctor :   are you taking any medications ?
User :   i was taking antibitocs but finished them yesterday
User :   the bumps on my tounge are still there he said they are imflamed lymph nodes ?
Doctor :   what all tests were done ?
User :   iam worried its cancer and and feel like no one is listening to me
User :   no tests he jus looked
Doctor :   so after you took the antibiotics you felt better
User :   the ear pain went but now have this burnig on sides off face
Doctor :   ok now lets first let me tell you that its not cancer
Doctor :   no cancer will present like that
Doctor :   what you have is a infection which has responded to antibiotics but has not fully gone
User :   it feels like it did when had mumps but no swelling
Doctor :   its just infection
Doctor :   nothing serious
Doctor :   i can ASSURE you that
User :   and bumps on back of tounge ?
Doctor :   are they still there ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   how long were you given the antibiotic course for ?
User :   7 days
Doctor :   any fever ?
User :   slight temp
Doctor :   well you sure have a strong infection
Doctor :   you should see you GP , and either you will be extend the course or a new stronger antibiotic will be prescribed
Doctor :   but i can assure you its NOT cancer
User :   do infections afect the gland ike mumps do but without the swelling
Doctor :   yes they do
User :   its like its moved from ears to there cause my ears were burning
Doctor :   thats very typical of a infection
Doctor :   i will recommend you to see a ENT specialist
User :   why ?
Doctor :   As a ENT has a better expertise in these cases
User :   i looked up symtoms and what came up was oral cancer
Doctor :   thats why you have medical doctors and not google to treat
User :   i no i no
Doctor :   please dont be misguided
User :   jus worried
Doctor :   i assure you
User :   have small kids
Doctor :   you will be fine
User :   do bumps on tounge get bigger with infection
Doctor :   as as the infection spreads
Doctor :   it can increase in size
User :   like goin down throat
Doctor :   you can get that sensation
Doctor :   its ok

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