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both ears hurt while swallowing. Have been sneezing occasionally. Never had strep before. Taking ibuprofen. Treatment?

I am a 50 year old female elementary teacher. It hurts to swallow, both ears hurt - like you want to stick a q-tip in them ( but didn't), when I cough it comes from deep in my chest. I don't have the normal cold symptoms - I'm not stuffed up, but have been sneezing occasionally. Several of my students have been diagnosed with strep. I've never had strep before. I have been taking ibuprofen to deal with the pain.
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
it is outcome of recurent sinus infections
when you ignore mall recurent infections there is development of allergic sinuses
which causes post nasal drip on the back
and blockage of eustachian tubes causing pain in ears while swallowing
aply neomycin h ointment in nose bd
put sea wayter 2 drops in each nose night
this will clear back of throat and eustachian tubes
neosporin will prevent sneezing
take metrogyl 200 mg for 5 days
tab ebatine 10 mg at night for 4-6 wk
pian killer is okay sos
in between get xray done confirm my diagnosis and consult ent specialist for treating allergic sinuses
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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