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What would cause slight ear ache and throbbing in the throat glands?

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Posted on Tue, 1 Dec 2020
Question: My throat glands have been throbbing hardcore I am worried I can see them pulsating in the mirror they are swollen. I have a slight ear ache from it. But no symptoms yet of a cold or infection. Wondering what it could be
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Disprin gargles and Ibuprofen should help

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

What you see in the mirror in the throat are generally tonsils or adenoids. They are swollen commonly and it can be due to various reasons. Infection being the chief reason.
If they are just starting to bulge, I suggest DISPRIN gargles thrice a day. I also suggest IBUPROFEN 200mg to 400mg dose thrice a day.
The glands often obstruct the ear tube which connect throat to middle ear and hence the earache.
Since you still do not complain of fever, bodyache, I do not suggest antibiotic. Gargling and pain killers help.
Hope this answers.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (16 minutes later)
what do u think it is? my body fighting something off? im campinf for the next 5 days so worried it will get worse
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes body fighting

Detailed Answer:
As I said both those tissues are lymphoid in nature.They swell if they fight something. It could be virus or bacteria.
I still say follow what I said in my previous answer.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What would cause slight ear ache and throbbing in the throat glands?

Brief Answer: Disprin gargles and Ibuprofen should help Detailed Answer: Hi, What you see in the mirror in the throat are generally tonsils or adenoids. They are swollen commonly and it can be due to various reasons. Infection being the chief reason. If they are just starting to bulge, I suggest DISPRIN gargles thrice a day. I also suggest IBUPROFEN 200mg to 400mg dose thrice a day. The glands often obstruct the ear tube which connect throat to middle ear and hence the earache. Since you still do not complain of fever, bodyache, I do not suggest antibiotic. Gargling and pain killers help. Hope this answers.