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Throat was sore with blisters. Why do they happen? Why the numbness?

Hello, I had a very sore throat (it looked like it had little white blisters in it), after 3 days of this it started to clear up. On the third day I woke up and found my throat to be much better but awoke to find a terrible left side earache along with a strange numb sensation/ loss of taste on the left side of my mouth. It has been nearly 3 days of this now, my throat is better but these new symptoms are not seeming to subside. Any ideas about this?
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
The throat infection has spread to the ear .
You must consult an ent specialist so that antibiotic can be started. the ear infections take some time to get treated.
Loss of taste should not be there. Do tell it to your doctor as it seems to be that there is involvement of facial nerve and that is serious and needs early treatment.
You may require steroids also in addition to antibiotics.
In doubt do reply
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