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Severe sore throat on one side with pressure in ear, loss of voice, runny nose. Common cold?

I have a bad sore throat , seems to be mostly on left side w/ pressure felt in left ear also & it has lasted a week and a day with no change but other than that I ve had irregular mild cold symptoms like runny nose & coughing up yellow mucus . The past couple days I started losing my voice. Is this just common cold? I m somewhat concerned at the duration of my sore throat with no change.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

You are most likely to be suffering from an acute episode of Pharyngitis which is going on to laryngitis. That means that the infection is spreading rather than getting better. You need to do the following as soon as possible:
1. Get an ENT consult and consider starting an antibiotic with pain killer as you have been having symptoms for seven days without much improvement when it should have become much better.
2. Request your doctor for a throat swab and send it for culture and sensitivity
3. Start anti reflux treatment also in consultation with your doctor
4. Take only warm fluids and do salt water gargle
5. Do not speak loudly or strain when you speak
5. Assess whether you need injections for faster and better symptom control

take care

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
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