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Extremely painful sore throat, had flu, bronchitis, swollen glands, jaw pain. Symptoms of?

Hi, I have had an extremely painful sore throat for over a week. I had the flu and bronchitis and just as I was at the end of my recovery from those illnesses, I suddenly got a sore throat, swollen glands, an ear ache on my left side, jaw pain and am feeling exhausted. My tongue was really white so I went to the doctor and he gave me antibiotics, Zithromax for 3 days but I am already at the end of these and still feel exactly the same, i.e. terrible. I am so frustrated that it has not improved after 7 days. What else could it be? I don t have tonsils but I have noticed a fleshy red lump at the back of the left side of my throat. Any suggestions?
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
You are most likely suffering from acute upper respiratory tract infection with involvement of tonsils and associated secondary bacterial infection.
Middle ear and throat are connected by each other by Eustachian tube and infection may also spread up to middle ear.
Viral infection may at times also causes bronchitis for a short span of time.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ ENT surgeon and should go for thorough check up.
You should take complete antibiotic course, mucolytics, decongestants and anti inflammatory medicines on written prescription.
You should avoid oily and sour food, cold drinks and yogurt.
Perform gargles three times in day; a glass of lukewarm water with a pinch of salt.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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