Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

140 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Have had double ear infection and sore throat.Not cured by antibiotic. What should be done?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Anil Grover

Cardiologist

Practicing since :1981

Answered : 922 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 26 Dec 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: i had a double ear infection two weeks ago, along with a sore throat. took antibiotics, and nothing has changed for the better. Now the side of my face is tender, sore...has been for a few days. Today, it has progressed into my neck, then later, my shoulders and now down into my back. A co worker of my husband recently had mono.......could i have been exposed?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 1 hour later
Hi there,
Thanks for writing in.
I am a qualified and certified cardiologist and I read your mail with diligence.
Let us see if you have mono:
Description of Mono infection:
mononucleosis (pronounced: mah-no-noo-klee-oh-sus), sometimes called "mono" or is an infection usually caused by the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). EBV is very common, and many people have been exposed to the virus at some time in childhood. It is marked by sore throat and fever. That puts you a little older and with ear infection being not so common also does not favor this diagnosis. Swelling in your neck is infected lymph node.
Not everyone who is exposed to EBV develops the symptoms of mono, though. As with many viruses, it is possible to be exposed to and infected with EBV without becoming sick.People who have been infected with EBV will carry the virus for the rest of their lives — even if they never have any signs or symptoms of mono. People who do show symptoms of having mono probably will not get sick or have symptoms again. To me that does not appear to be the diagnosis in your case though with exposure I am not able to exclude with 100% confidence.
I urge you to see a doctor asap may be in ER if it is too late in the day, an infectious disease specialist will be called in. You will also be investigated for your immunity. The important thing is treatment will begin about which I find no mention in your mail. Good Luck.
I hope that answers your questions. Good luck.
If you have any more query I will be most happy to answer it.
Regards
Dr Anil Grover,
Cardiologist & Internist
M.B.;B.S, M.D. (Internal Medicine) D.M(Cardiology)
http://www/ WWW.WWWW.WW










Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. Anil Grover 4 minutes later
I have made an appointment with my family doctor today. infectious disease Dr? that doesnt sound good :-(
are these symptoms common in patients with menigitis?

XXXXXXX
doctor
Answered by Dr. Anil Grover 1 hour later
Thanks for writing back with a very pertinent question.
First let me assure you it is not meningitis but middle ear infection can lead to meningitis if not treated.
Infection can be because of a Virus like EB Virus causing mononucleosis, bacteria causing typhoid, mycobacteria causing tuberculosis or fungus causing host of infections. So one of the achievements of Medical Science in last century is these infections became curable with antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents. Yet, in developing countries they are still prevalent and at times de novo infections do arise in the developed world also. The important point is treatment is started after the doctor has fairly good idea what he/she is treating for. You did well to make the appointment and the doctor will take care of details. Best wishes.

Dr Anil Grover
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Tuberculosis

doctor1 MD

Hi, I have had UTI like symptoms for 5 years. I have had many, many cultures - all neg. I have also had a bladder ultrasound - again normal, I have tried creams for dermatitis etc. I just read recently that Latent TB can show symptoms of a UTI - 5 years ago - when symptoms first appeared, I was working in an orphanage in Central Asia (ex-soviet state) when drug resistant TB was rife and visiting children regularly in a TB hospital, so I have definitely been exposed. I had terrible pneumonia last year which took a long time to diagnose, and for a while they suspected TB but it didn t show up in my lungs. Could it still possible cause for my UTI - is it worth getting checked?

doctor1 MD

Dear Dr, I am 30 years Male. I had productive cough in morning for last 2 months and I was suffering from sinusitis also. The sputum was green. Now the cough is gone and only sinusitis remains, no that much sputum. I done a chest x-ray last week which came normal. However doctor told a elevation in Diaphragm and enlagement of heart. What will be the reason of this?. Active Pulmonoray TB not there, but will it be Miliary TB symptom or Amoebic Liver Abscess or anything else?? Please advice me for the next step

doctor1 MD

I am a steroid dependant ( Taking HISONE) due to adrenal insufficiency. For the last six months I am on ATT. The Dr. says my TB treatment is a prolonged one and it may go for one and half years. During treatment ( third month) I had liver problems. After taking medication I am OK. Now blood is coming whenever I pass stools. Is this due to TB medication side effects. As and when I have this problem I have asked to take Tab SITCOM FOR 14 days. For the past one months I am having severe legal pain ( Both Bottom foot and calf muscle) Pain in the calf muscle is persisting even when I am resting. I shall be grateful if you could Kindly mail your answers to YYYY@YYYY . I am 54 year old weighing 53. 8 KG and height 5 feet 2 inches.

doctor1 MD

Do I need a urologist or a nephrologist for treatment of renal tuberculosis? I live in Texas and I'm having trouble locating a physician in this speciality. All the physicians that I've called have not treated anyone with this. Would you please give me names/locations of a physician/s in Texas that has or had experience with renal TB?

Thank You, Judy

doctor1 MD

Hi, Initially I had some right sided chest pain which I suspected was related to GERD and wanted to investigate further without doing a gastroscopy. I was advised for a CT and the report result reads: There is a cluster of ill-defined nodules in...

doctor1 MD

I am having cough and cold since many days. The cough has subsided a bit now, but since past 3 days the snot from one of the nasals is mixed with blood. The other nostril snot is pale yellow colour and normal. Is there cause to be concerned or it...

doctor1 MD

Why would a doctor change a prescription from Xifaxin to Rifampin when it was prescribed for hapatic liver desease. Rifampin shows it can cause liver desease. We waant to help it not cause more!