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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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    What causes tightness in the throat while on Benedryl?

I had an antibiotic allergic reaction 2 months ago. Symptoms are tightness in throat, I called the clinic and they told me to stop taking the antibiotic and take benedryl. I take benedryl for days and tighten of throat gone in 3 days but swallowing saliva is kinda painful. And now 2 days ago at night my throat itch and has a slight pain in my right ear. Can you please help me with this. Your answer is much appreciated. Thank you.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016
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You are probably suffering from an upper respiratory tract infection that might need a course of antibiotics.I suggest you get your ear and throat examined by a Doctor. Antiinflammatory pain medication will help you feel better.
Wish you a quick recovery
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