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What could be the reason for my sore throat and fever, which persists even after taking antibiotics?


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Published At September 7, 2022
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had a sore throat and went to the urgent care and was told I had tonsilitis. I was prescribed antibiotics and Ibuprofen for pain. I also had a fever of up to 103 degrees, but I was told it would just go away with the medication. The next day I went to an ENT specialist, who said my tonsils were "completely normal," but my adenoids were infected. He said to continue with my prescription, and it should go away. However, it spread to my ear in the middle of the night. Even after completing antibiotics, I had pain and sickness. It never went away, and now my throat hurts more. It hurts to swallow, drink, and even move my tongue out. My temperature has also gone up to 99.5 degrees. What should I do?


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern. I agree with the diagnosis made by your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor because adenoids are very close to the opening of the eustachian tube (the tubular connection between the ear and throat), so whenever there is adenoiditis, the infection may directly travel to ear. Adenoiditis is well known for persistent throat infections. I would suggest: 1. Do steam inhalation and warm saline gargling. 2. Antihistamines. 3. Steroid (if your blood sugar is normal). Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava
Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

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