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Suggest treatment for intermittent ear pain, cold and sore throat

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Posted on Fri, 13 Mar 2015
Question: I have been having a lil ting of ears aches on and off for months. yesterday I got a flu-liike cold, sore throat from coughing, stuffy nose and headache and ear aches and also body ache all over. I took nyquil so the cold is gone now but Im still coughing and still have the earaches and tenderness on both sides my head.
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Answered by Dr. Paparaja S (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
This could be upper respiratory infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to healthcare magic.
I had gone through your question.
I can understand your concern.

This could be upper respiratory infection. There is something called Eustachian tube which connects our inside ear to back of nose.
The congestion of this tiny tube secondary to upper respiratory infection could cause ear ache.

You need a thorough ENT examination to find out the cause for your on and off ear aches.

I recommend the following fro my patients:

1) A course of antibiotics.
2) Analgesics like tablet paracetamol for pain relief.
3) Decongestant like antihistamine Levocetrizine with phenylephrine
4) Salt water gargling. Add a pinch of salt to a glass of warm water.
5) An expectorant cough syrup.

You need prescription for medications.

You will be fine.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any questions, I am happy to help.

Wish you a good health and speedy
recovery.

Regards,
Dr Paparaja S MBBS MS
Consultant ENT Surgeon
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Suggest treatment for intermittent ear pain, cold and sore throat

Brief Answer: This could be upper respiratory infection. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to healthcare magic. I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. This could be upper respiratory infection. There is something called Eustachian tube which connects our inside ear to back of nose. The congestion of this tiny tube secondary to upper respiratory infection could cause ear ache. You need a thorough ENT examination to find out the cause for your on and off ear aches. I recommend the following fro my patients: 1) A course of antibiotics. 2) Analgesics like tablet paracetamol for pain relief. 3) Decongestant like antihistamine Levocetrizine with phenylephrine 4) Salt water gargling. Add a pinch of salt to a glass of warm water. 5) An expectorant cough syrup. You need prescription for medications. You will be fine. Hope I have answered your question. If you have any questions, I am happy to help. Wish you a good health and speedy recovery. Regards, Dr Paparaja S MBBS MS Consultant ENT Surgeon