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A 38-year-old female asked:

Good evening. for the past two days i have been feeling a little pain inside my left neck in the tonsil and a reflection in my left ear(like burning) . what can it be? i do not have a fever nor am i sick. i have no problem swallowing

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Infection: One possible cause is an infection. Most likely this is an indication of a viral illness. If you note tonsillar swelling, white patches and/or fever, a throat culture may be useful. Check your neck for swelling. Monitor your temperature, drink fluids and rest. A throat gargle and soothing liquids may help. Watch for signs of facial pain and swelling.
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