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A 34-year-old female asked:

I have an 11 year old girl& she just had a sore throat & she has her right ear feeling blocked. is this so bad? i cant really bring her to the doctor?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
A little bit bad: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease throat pain.

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