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Hi I have a headache ear ache really sore throat where it is hard to swallow and a huge cough where I'm not really coughing up anything. Help?

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 help decrease the pain. Read more...

Right ear pain, sore throat, soft tissue in mouth sore on right side, ear stings when swallow, have flu syndrome but no flu (from doctor). Help!

See below. Many other viruses can give the same symptoms of flu. Alot depends on what your doc found on physical exam and what is prevalent in your community. If not improving in next 24-48 hours it would probably warrant a re-check. Read more...

I have an ear ache, fever, sore throat with trouble swallowing, and stuffy nose. I've been taking motrin, nyquil, and vitamin c. Nothing really helps.

Cold. It can be a simple cold, but it sounds like it's time for an examination. There is a possibility of an ear infection, but these symptoms can also result from a simple virus infection. Don't be in a rush to get antibiotics if your doctor feels they're not warranted. Motrin, nyquil & vitamin c sound fine otherwise. Plenty of water, also. Read more...

I have earache (cannot hear frm lft ear) very sore throat (but no tonsils)especially whn swallow, whitish stuff on tongue do I have strep throat?

May have yeast . Does not sound like typical strep throat. But probably has fungal and/or viral infection. Needs to see her family doc. Read more...
Earache. You either have wax in the ear of fluid in the middle ear. Sore throat could be a strep infection. The tonsils will have pustules on them or pus. The whitish tongue does not indicate much. You can calm your family doc and ask for an antibiotic if you can not get in to see him or her. Good luck. Read more...

No effect of penicilin after 3 days. Bad sore throat, difficulty swalloing, ear ache, head ache, swelling under ear. Pain gets worst in night. No fever?

Give it time. We know true strep is universally sensitive (killed) by penicillin, but the tissue disruption/pain triggered by infection may take time to improve. You can also have a co-infection with a throat virus (like mono) which can produce some of the most painful soar throats.If your doc treated you without confirming the strep, a virus may be the main cause and the penicillin would do nothing. Read more...