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Severe throat and ear pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hello
User :   please you need to help me
User :   I'm abroad in XXX
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have a terrible strep
User :   I think
User :   my tonsils are very white red and swollen
Doctor :   since how long
User :   but only on my left side
User :   and my ear on that side hurts too
User :   really bad
User :   4 days or so
User :   I went to the pharmacy to get meds
User :   and took them as directed but no improvement
Doctor :   what medicine are u taking as of now
Doctor :   do u have fever as well
User :   Ive started snoring recently, drooling alot when I sleep (I never do)
User :   and having a runny nose often
User :   fevers come and go
User :   as of now no fever
User :   I can't read all the igredients
User :   the medicine is a XXXX one for throat cough and runny nose
User :   but it has 450 mg of iviprofin
User :   thats all I can make out
Doctor :   ok
User :   I dunno if its something more serious
User :   if I need to go to a hospital, it's really hard to sleep
Doctor :   do u consult physician before taking these medicine
Doctor :   u might need anti biotic
User :   and my throat on the left side is swollen
User :   yes thats what I thought
User :   I used to get strep a lot as a kid
Doctor :   r u having joint pain
User :   no I dont
User :   and as a teen, so I just picked up pharmacy medicine
Doctor :   ok
User :   it hurts so bad when I swallow, talk, even now
User :   that I'm not doing anything
Doctor :   u need to see a physician
User :   my lef side of my throat and ear really hurt
Doctor :   it could be tonsilitis
User :   do you think this might be something serious?
Doctor :   u will in all probably need to take a course of antibiotic
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes it could be tonsilitis as well

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