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Have fever, chills, cough, swallowing difficulty, ear pain and fatigue. Took z-pak and advil. Whats wrong?

Hello, i have a fever, chills, cough, extreme pain when swallowing or talking or anything that has to do with opening my mouth, congestion, ear pain and fatigue. Please help I m taking zpak, did saline nasal spray only to have my ears feel like they are bleeding, Vicks , cool mist humidifier , tea with honey and lemon, soup, gar-gal with salt water, massage my face, anything the Internet told me. Advil isn t helping my fever.. I m suffering!
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi, M.wilson,
Thanks for writing your query.

The sympotoms described by you are suggestive of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection.
The medicines taken by you are antibiotic (z-pak contains azithromycin) and antiinflammatory (advil contains ibuprofen).
I would suggest that you should first have a throat swab culture done and take the appropiate antibiotic according to the culture/senstivity reports of the throat swab. You can continue taking advil for pain.

Also add antihistaminic medicine like fenofexadine 120 mg once a day along with decongestants like phenylepherine.take medicines under medical supervision only.

Continue doing warm saline gargles and other precautions you are following.

Also get yourself examined by an ENT specialist to rule out the possibility of tonsil stone.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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