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Severe cough with phlegm, ear pain, sore throat. Taking beechams medicine. Permanent cure?

I had a really bad cold a about 3 weeks ago. i was having coughing fits all night and phlem. I had very bad ear pain too. i went through 2 bottles of Beechams medicine and it finally went.. but i still had sharp sudden pain in my right ear. i ve not had the pain in my right ear as bad for about 3-4 days but there is still a little twinge from time to time for the last few days i have been coughing up mucus/ phlegm everytime i cough. but i don t feel ill. Only a bit of a sore throat . i smoke too.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
All these symptoms suggest that you might be suffering from upper respiratory tract infection
There is a connecting tract (known as Eustachian tube) between the nasopharynx & middle ear through which infection can spread to ear.
Also obstruction to this Eustachian tube can lead to ear pain by un-equalisation of pressure between the nasopharynx & middle ear.

The management consists of:
1. Antihistamines to provide symptomatic relief from cold & cough.
2. Expectorant & mucolytic syrups to manage the productive cough.
3. Nasal decongestants to relieve ET tube obstruction.
4. Antibiotics (if viral cause is suspected)
5. Avoid irritates the respiratory passage & predisposes to cough & cold. will be better to consult an ENT specialist & start treatment.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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