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I've had a sore throat & right ear for 6 days, it's become worse in the last 24 hours. i can't swallow, talk or open mouth without serious pain.

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Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Sore throat: You most likely have bacterial infection causing a sore throat and ear infection. For pain, use Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen. An OTC decongestant like Pseudophed could help ear pressure from a blocked eustachian tube. Consider an online visit through HealthTap for a trial of antibiotic like Augmentin 875 mg twice daily.

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Last updated Jan 28, 2015

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