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?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Susan Rhoads answered
37 years experience Family Medicine
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
Answered on Aug 18, 2014
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