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A 47-year-old member asked:

My daughter has sore throat, earache, chills what could this be?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Skow
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Depends: It depends on a few things. One would be her age. If she is a child, i might be concerned for an ear infection. If her symptoms started with congestion, the earache might be from the congestion causing pressure on the ear. A decongestant might help. If this is the case, it is likely a virus but you may want to see your doctor to be sure it's not an ear infection.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Enough to See MD: Many things cause these symptoms. Flu, ear infections, strep throat to name a few. See your doctor.

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I have earache and a sore throat?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is very sore, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). The doctor will also look into the ears to check for an ear infection.
Last updated May 3, 2015

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