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A 19-year-old female asked:

Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. advice

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 years experience
Colds: Hi you are describing the classic signs of a cold or "upper respiratory infection" if this is persisting or worsening you may need antibiotics or at the least a visit with your health care provider to make sure there is nothing worse going on.
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Dr. Bonnie Bock
Dr. Bonnie Bock commented
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
This is consistent with a viral upper respiratory infection.Most resolve or improve in a few days. Slight jaw pain when swallowing may mean there is pressure on the inner ear from blowing your nose. Over the counter medications including a nasal spray, and stop nose blowing may help.
Dec 25, 2014
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 22 years experience
Allergies/cold/etc: It could be allergies, cold, and other infections. You should go to your doctor to have an evaluation and get a diagnosis and treatment.
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