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A 37-year-old female asked:

I have neck pain, fluid behind ear, swollen glands in neck and cold sore all on the right side. dr. put me on amoxil (amoxicillin) and steriods. is this normal?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 62 years experience
Is what normal?: The symptoms of neck pain, swollen glands, fluid behind the ear drum and cold sore all strongly suggest that you have a viral upper respiratory infection. The treatment with amoxacillin therefore might not be indicated. A general rule that most ENT physicians follow is this: if symptoms are getting worse after 5 days or not better after 10 days, we recommend empirically an antibiotic.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
The steroid is not "normal" either.
Apr 16, 2014
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Yes: You probably have a viral syndrome. Steroids may make you feel better.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
No: What is the diagnosis? Mono is uncommon at your age, but can occur. Checked for strep? Avoid overtreatment.
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Last updated Apr 30, 2019

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