Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

174 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 18 years

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

Have sore throat with red streaks, pain in ears and hoarse voice. Any treatment?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Sudhir

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2000

Answered : 1417 Questions

default
Posted on Wed, 2 Jan 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have a sore throat with red streaks, pain in the ears and a hoarse voice. I don't have tonsils anymore and don't normally get sore throats. I was exposed to strep about 10 days ago.
doctor
Answered by Dr. Sudhir 1 hour later
Hello,

It can be sore throat or even strep infection.When your immunity is low you can get sore throat even if you regularly don't get it.

There are two ways to treat this.Either treat it empirically or check for strep first and then start treatment.

Moat cases don't need evaluation for such symptoms.I think few things which you can try are warm salt water gargles,hot soups,steam inhalation, avoid extreme climates, avoid cold food items, antihistaminics(if there is nasal congestion) and a course of antibiotics (if there is fever).

If this fails to help then you will have to get evaluated for strep.

Hope this answers your question.Regards.
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 ,   ,  
Lab Tests
Medical Topics

Recent questions on Tonsillitis

doctor1 MD

Hello,
I am a 47 year old woman who, at a young age , suffered many tonsilitis
bouts. As an adult I still get tonsilitis but very few and far between. This time my tonsils have been sore for 2 weeks. This tonsilitis has been accompanied by 9 days of extreme coughing. The coughing has now diminished but my tonsils still hurt. What should I do?

doctor1 MD

i went to the dr. yesterday for sore throat, body aches. was told it was not strep but viral infection. she did notice a pus pocket on the right side of my throat, I was prescribed antibiotics (Z-pack) for 5 days. My dr told me to gargle with salt / warm water. My question is should I try to remove the pus pocket myself with a q-tip, as that is what I have been reading online that several people remove the pus pocket with q-tip.

doctor1 MD

1. I had tonsils with pus dripping. GP prescribed anti biotics which did not help. 2. ENT diagnosed tonsilitis wilth laryngistis.He prescribed amoxycillin and potassium clauvanate. 3. was on antibiotics for 8 days. 3. I got relief . Now I have acute pain below the ear lobe.What to do

doctor1 MD

aWent in the 22nd to urgent care for what I thought was strep throat. I initially had a very faint sore throat the Friday before and each day got worse and worse. Finally on Tuesday it just blew up and fever was involved so I went to urgent care. No phlegm, coughing, runny nose, just a very bad sore throat with white spots on my very swollen tonsils, fever, chills, body aches and stiff neck. Doctor prescribed Amoxicillin, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen. Yesterday called and said I was not getting better. I was intact getting worse in which the nurse said strep culture was negative. Since Wednesday, on top of a very bad sore throat which has gotten more white spots on it, my cycle starts with chills when Ibuprofen and and Tylenol wear off. After taking them both, chills go away and I start to get really hot and sweat. Then an hour or so later I feel okay until the meds wear off and the cycle repeats. This has been going on since Wednesday. Nurse told me it's viral and should just let it run its course but I'm growing very impatient. Fever is getting higher amd higher. Just now I clocked it at 102 while sweating. This isn't normal for me. Any idea of what this could be and what I should do? I also can't remember the last time I had a BM.

doctor1 MD

For the past 3 weeks I have had a very persistent sore throat which at times has made it very difficult to swallow. Lemsips and lozengers ease and alcohol makes it worse. Sleeping can be disturbed due to being painful to swallow. The symptoms seem...

doctor1 MD

I have a globus sensation for 3 months now with dizziness . My doctor said that it is just due to my allergies causing post nasal drip leading to said sensation. However, I have noticed these lesions in the back of my throat and now I am wondering...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor I had pus on my tonsils no pain no fever but lymp node under my jaw is swollen and painfull.Mh doc took a swab and the result was moderate growth pf strep group g.The doctor gave me pencillin 250mg I am taking it for 4 days now not much...