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A 23-year-old female asked:

I had strep throat one week ago and the doctor gave me penicillin. i'm fine now but now my right ear hurts really bad. can this be an ear infection?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe,maybe not: It may just be fluid trapped behind a swollen eustachian tube. If it is an ear infection, plain penicillin may not be an effective drug to fix it. A followup with your doc may be necessary to sort this out.
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