• 7 months ago

    Sore throat + ear ache for ten days

    Hello...I've been having severe pain in my throat and right ear for ten days now. I had cold symptoms for the first couple of days (runny nose, coughing), but those went away pretty quickly, yet the sore throat and ear ache persist. I went to a walk-in clinic on Saturday (eigth day of sickness), and they tested me for Strep (negative) and said that my throat was red, but my lungs and sinuses were clear. I was told to drink plenty of fluids, which I am. However, the pain is almost debilitating. I have never had a sore throat and ear ache last this long in my life. I've tried natural remedies (sucking on garlic, onion in ear, warm water with honey/apple cider vinegar), but very little provides relief. In the middle of the day it subsides a little bit, but in the morning and evening I'm in so much pain I can't sleep.

    Please help =(