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Throat pain, difficulty swallowing, ear pain, headache, no fever or congestion. Should I go to doctor?

I have severe throat pain (was in middle of throat, not migrated to right side). Very painful to swallow , and right ear has a similar constant pain that is worse when I swallow. Also a slight headache . No fever or congestion. Symptoms arose last night around 10 pm (12 hours ago). Should I go to the doctor, or is it more likely viral and I should just ride it out a few days and reassess?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Have you travelled recently ?
Does it hurt when you swallow liquids?
Is there any discharge from your nose or ears?
any cough or difficulty breathing ?
how old are you ?
once you provide me with these answers, i can give you further advice
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Polash Sannigrahi's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear...
All these symptoms suggest that you might be suffering from upper respiratory tract infection(most probably viral 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 in-equalisation of pressure between the nasopharynx & middle ear.
The management consists of:
1. Drinking of warm fluids to reduce throat pain
2. Antihistamines to provide symptomatic relief from cold & cough.
3. Nasal decongestants to relieve ET tube obstruction.
4. Analgesics to take care of pain & fever(if any)
If symptom still will be better to consult an ENT specialist.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks & take care.
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