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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have a sore throat from a cold when i swallow my ears hurt too. went already to a doc and i don't have any infection ear or throat. what can i take?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
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 can also use saline nose drops and use a vaporizer while sleeping.

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