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a few days ago my throat was hurting slightly and

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Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: a few days ago my throat was hurting slightly and nose was a bit runny. and then woke up the last few mornings needing to blow my nose and there was the mucus with some blood in it but the nose wasnt bleeding and now today my ear wasnt popping and it hurts right now. i have no other symptoms. no fever, no nausea etc.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
You may need antibiotics

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your photo is suggestive of bronchitis. Blood stained sputum is a common phenomenon. Nothing to worry.

If this doesnot resolve in 10 days, you may need a short course of amoxycillin-calvulanate antibiotic.
Also take anti-allergic medicine and paracetamol on as needed basis.
Ear popping probem maybe due to clocked eustachian tube.
Chest X ray can be done to rule out lung infection.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 21 minutes later
is there anything i can buy from the store and put in my ear to stop the pain and unblock my ear?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Benzocaine

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

You can check your local pharmacy for ear drops that contain Benzocaine (local anaesthetic). Moxifloxacin ear drops can help with any ear infection. You may need a written prescription for Moxifloxacin. Or you can get an ear drop for swimmer's ear.

Your ear pain will relieve when throat congestion is relieved. Steam inhalation can be helpful.

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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 11 minutes later
my throat doesnt hurt anymore but sometimes i cough and have to blow my nose
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
There seems eustachian blockage

Detailed Answer:
Hi

There seem to be some Eustachian tube block due to throat congestion and mucous. Yes mucous clearing will help with ear pain also.

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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 8 minutes later
can i take a pain killer? like ibuprofen? i also take lorazepam and cipralex. will this interact bad?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 48 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes Ibuprofen can be taken

Detailed Answer:
Yes you can take Iuprofen. It has no specific interaction with Lorazepam or Cipralex.

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