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Dix Hills, NY
A 23-year-old female asked:

Ive been sick on & off for the last month w/ sinus & ear infections. yesterday, i went to bed w/ the worst post nasal drip & woke up with the most horrible sore throat of my life that isn't going away! dr called in clarithromycin. what else can i do?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Control nose: The sinus and ear infections are most likely from obstruction of their openings from the allergic rhinitis. The most important step is to decongest the nose (nasal steroid) so that these organs can drain. Just antibiotic alone will not likely provide long-term relief. See an allergist if this has been a recurrent problem.
Last updated Nov 4, 2016

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