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A 25-year-old female asked:

I am experiencing sore throat and ear ache (worsened by: air travel) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing) . what can i take i'm currently nursing ?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Ear exam : You need an in person exam by MD with an otoscope to see if you have otitis media. You can take amoxicillin or augmentin while nursing if you have otitis media. Go to urgent care.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Antibiotics are not without risks and inevitably disrupt our microbiome. Most otitis media is self-limited (much of it viral) and often resolves without antibiotics. See https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/common-illnesses/ear-infection.html and http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Otitis-media/Pages/Treatment.aspx and http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/203330
Feb 8, 2017

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