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Throat pain, redness, ear pain, hurts to swallow, neck glands hurt to touch. Had strep. Should I wait?

I was recently diagnosed with strep after having a sore throat that irritaited my ear on the right side. I had a fever of 101.4 after 1 1/2 hours on Motrin. Was prescribe Amoxicillin and have just took my 5th dose this morning. My throat hurts worse, is still extremely red and now has the left side hurting so bad that my left ear hurts. Still hurts to swallow and glands on sides of neck hurt to touch. Should I go back or wait another day?
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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no you should not wait now
you Must consult your ent specialist to get done throat swab for culture and sensitivity to know the organism causing infection and the antibiotic which will work on it.
You can use amoxicillin with clavulinic acid in stead of plain amoxicillin.
In addition take paracetamol and antiinflammatory.
do luke warm saline gargle.
in doubt do reply.
Answered: Thu, 7 Nov 2013
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