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Throat, chest, left arm, back, shoulder pain, earache. Causes for symptoms?

I have been getting throat pain which leads to chest pain , left arm pain, back pain , left shoulder blade pain and jaw pain that leads to my ear hurting what is going on. It occurs every 10 to 15 minutes, more frequently now, then say a couple days ago. Please help, I ve tried to look it up closet thing is agina or something leading to a heart attack.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to health care magic,

I am Dr Sriram nathan and I shall try to help you with your problem

In all probably you might have an infection in your tonsils and throat or pharynx and this would have caused your symptoms.

None of these are to be worried. You can easily treat them and you can get back to normal in a week or so! In any case an angina or heart attack may have similar presentation but there will usually not be an ear pain which is very characteristic of throat infection. So do not worry.

In any case you must do these:
1. Take warm water with a little salt and gargle

2. If you have pain then you must start a course of oral or injectable antibiotic like the amox-clav along with oral or injectable pain killers like the paracetamol or diclofenac. Your doctor will know about this. Injections are known to give faster and better relief.

3. I would usually also start an anti reflux medication like the pantoprazole for a week or two

4. Avoid anything spicy and oily for the next one week or two

5. take voice rest for your throat and do not take anything cold. Also do not have anything very hard.

You should feel better in a day or two. If not then you must consult an ENT surgeon to evaluate your tonsil and throat. Also take a throat swab and get back to me or any ENT with the report.

hope this helps


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 22 Nov 2013
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