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Scratchy throat, swollen lymph node with difficulty in swallowing, head and neck pain. Had pierced the tragus. What is the cause?

I got my tragus pierced on 7/3 and starting 7/11 my throat started getting scratchy. Now my lymph node on my left side (the side where my tragus is pierced) is swollen and it s so painful to swallow . My head hurts and my muscles in my neck ache as well. Is this due to my tragus piercing? Should I seek medical attention or will the soreness of my throat go away within some time?
Asked On : Mon, 16 Jul 2012
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Hi , in my opinion your pains, scratchy throat is not because of tragus piercing.
You seem to have a throat infection.
Swollen lymph node in neck withneck pain is again because of infection.
If I were your treating doctor I would have advised penicillin antibiotics with paracetamol for 5 to 7 days.this will take care of everything. Thanks.
Answered: Fri, 11 Apr 2014
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