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Sore throat , red and it is painful to swallow , also shooting pains down my tongue , moving tongue is painful,earache in both ears . help?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Sore Throat: Your symptoms require an evaluation by a doctor. Please see one soon.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
See doc: One of the most important things to determine (and not miss) is whether or not you have strep throat. Get seen today or tomorrow. If you are getting worse, can't swallow at all, fever not better with ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) or trouble breathing, etc., then to ER now. Chloraseptic or cepastat sprays can help till you get checked. And strep throat can hurt more & take longer to feel better in adults.
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Pharyngitis: Sounds like pharyngitis, which can be bacterial but is usually caused by viruses like those that cause the common cold. Since the ears, nose & throat are connected, you can also have an ear infection. Most viruses don't have good treatments Xcpt time (7-14 day). If you were exposed to any known viruses you could get tested but antivirals have to be started in the 1st 2 days to be effective. GL

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