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A 27-year-old female asked:

Sharp throbbing pains each side of throat in front in internal carotid artery region. ears feel clogged/fuzzy. right ln swollen. worse with exertion?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
An infection: It sounds like you have a viral or bacterial infection. Get a throat culture to make sure you do not have strep throat which is usually the only reason that you may need antibiotics for this. In the meantime, tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin, fluids, chloraseptic or cepastat and rest. If you get much worse, severe headaches, throat closes, or shortness of breath, or anything else scary, then go to the ER

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