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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Post nasal drip: Drainage from inflammatory or irritating causes can be triggering your symptoms.
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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Infection: It sounds like an infection. But viral or bacterial????? See your doctor to find that answer
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A female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See Allergist: In patients with poorly controlled allergic rhinitis, symptoms can often manifest as ear fullness or pain. Treating your allergies properly with avoid ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
22 years experience Pediatrics
Sinus infection?: cold symptoms for more than about 10-14 days may indicate a sinus infection or ear infection. The pain on one side could also be from an infected lymp ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Strep?: It could be strep throat or mononucleosis. I would see an MD sooner rather than later! You might need antibiotics.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tonsillitis: If your tonsils are red and painful, you have tonsillitis. If symptoms warrant, see your MD.
A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
May be your uvula: It is unusual to be able to see the epiglottis. I think you are describing an infection of the uvula. Have your doctor exam and treat you. This can b ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cold: Your sore throat and ear pain may be due to a postnasal drip for which you can take an otc antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. You ca ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat.: This could be an infection, likely viral, depending on how long you' be had it. Viral upper respiratory infections tend to last 3-5 days on average, ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Strep throat?: See your doctor to get your throat swabbed.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ear pain: you may have fluid in that ear. You need to be evaluated by your physician.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Post nasal drip: You have a post nasal drip from your sinuses. The backflow of mucus has gotten into your ears to depress your hearing the green phlegm may mean an inf ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cold: If your symptoms have been worsening and persistent for more than 3 days you need to see your doctor to determine if you have developed a bacterial in ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ear, throat: Best to get that checked by your doctor for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, etc., thru exam of throat & ears. Viral infection possibility if no feve ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Viral infection: Post nasal drip, allergies etc are possibilities. Go see your dr for any worsening of symptoms . Take care!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore throat: No white patch means- no oral thrush. You may have viral or bacteria infection and see your doctor for quick strep throat test and mono test. In the m ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Need more info: From what & how you describe it, it is likely a respiratory tract infection. This can be viral or bacterial (or fungal sometimes), and can be of the l ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore Throat: Sounds like an infection. I would reccommend you see your physician.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Viral infection: The symptoms sound like a viral pharyngitis (infection of the back of your throat). These symptoms may require 10 14 days to resolve. In the mean ti ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Potential allergies: See your doctor to review your symptoms and be examined. If these are seasonal, they may be allergies. All the best.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Most likely..: An upper respiratory tract infection which most of the time it is caused by a virus and resolves by 7-10 days. If persistent and severe symptoms and f ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Common cold: That is what this sounds like.

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