I am experiencing sore throat, swollen glands and ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation) (severity: mild). The following also describe me: Nasal congestion, Sneezing, and Ear pressure. What should I do?

Dr. can check throat. 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 bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can temporarily lessen pain.