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What is the remedy for ear and throat pain with swallowing difficulty ?

ear and throat pain I have had a pain in my left middle ear for almost 24 hours now. it can be felt when I swallow in my throat too but in the back of my throat on the left side. sometimes the pain has been sudden and severe in my ear. if u were to describe in on going feeling it is sore.
Asked On : Mon, 6 Feb 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi. U could be having an eustachian tube dysfunction with an early otitis media, i.e, infection in your middle ear, which explains your pain in the ear while swallowing. Can you recall any respiratory tract infection/cough/cold you had recently? Please do salt water gargling twice a day and steam inhalation with plain water 2-3 times a day. For the pain, you can take paracetamol 500mg twice daily for 3 days.If the pain persists or you develop fever then antibiotics may be required.
Answered: Mon, 6 Feb 2012
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sreenivas's  Response
referred pain to the ear from any disease process in throat is very common, you might require medications for the throat like warm saline gargles, steam inhalation and antibiotics if required. try doing a monouver called valsalva - details can be found on NET
Answered: Wed, 8 Feb 2012
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