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A 28-year-old female asked:

Left ear and left side of throat hurt, left glands swollen. cold compress helps a bit. i got a quick glance this morning, tonsil didn't look too big.

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Most likely viral: With symptoms just starting today you are likely suffering from viral infection. Try symptomatic management first with increased rest and hydration, salt water gargle, tea with honey, NSAIDs like ibuprofen for pain. If this fails then see primary doctor for more comprehensive examination.

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