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How to treat pain and swelling of neck and below ears?

Hi, I had an ear infection for which my doctor prescribed Augmentin for 5 days. After completing the antibiotic course I developed a sore throat and cough together with sinus congestion. I have been self-medicating to treat the symptoms hereof and feel fine except that my eustachian tube seems to be swollen shut- I cannot pop my ears at all. I can feel swelling and it is painful when I press on my neck in the area below my ears. I suspect that it might be swelling of the adenoids or other lymphatic tissue causing this. Is there something you can reccomend for self-medicating to reduce the swelling or should I go back to my doctor? Thanks Nina
Thu, 20 Feb 2020
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Hello,

You are suggested to get clinically examined by an ENT. You can take Acetaminophen or Combiflam, one sos to help reduce the pain & inflammation temporarily. If needed you will be referred to a GP for further tests & investigations.

Since you have swelling you may need a course of antibiotics (oral or injections) will depend on the severity of your clinical condition & reports of the investigations done.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician
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How to treat pain and swelling of neck and below ears?

Hello, You are suggested to get clinically examined by an ENT. You can take Acetaminophen or Combiflam, one sos to help reduce the pain & inflammation temporarily. If needed you will be referred to a GP for further tests & investigations. Since you have swelling you may need a course of antibiotics (oral or injections) will depend on the severity of your clinical condition & reports of the investigations done. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K, General & Family Physician