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what can i do if my throat hurts and my left ear is in pain what can it be?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
URI: You could have an upper respiratory infection - that can effect both. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth.

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