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Ear and throat hurts while swallowing. Will it be cured by z-pak?

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Left ear, left side of throat hurt when swallow. Left inside cheek has white lines. What might this be and will z-pak help?
Posted Tue, 19 Mar 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 1 hour later
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The pain in these areas are indicative of some local infection like upper tonsillitis etc.
White lines are indicative of locally aggressive disease.
Z-pak is helpful but Augmentin 625mg thrice a day for 5days in clinicians supervision would be a better option.
Do saline gargles followed by Chlorhexidine gargles and eat nothing for ensuing 3hours.
I hope the advise would be informative and useful for you.
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