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large painless dark red/purple patch on the roof of mouth

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I've been having headaches, ear pain (like a stabbing/throbbing pain) in one ear, nasal congestion, a sore throats, noisy breathing, and a complete loss of appetite for the past 2 months. Recently I've noticed that I have a large painless dark red/purple patch on the roof of my mouth that goes down to the top of my throat, and a swollen neck.

Should I be concerned or is it most likely just a bad cold?

(I'm a young previously healthy female, by the way)


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replied March 23rd, 2017
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A60668
Your history is suggestive of a upper respiratory tract and ear infection (Sino pharyngitis and otitis media) .

Over-the-counter pain relievers and decongestants (Advil) may help relieve facial pain and sinus congestion associated with acute sinusitis. In addition to Advil, you may benefit by OTC antihistamines, which will help relieve most symptoms.

Other home remedies you may want to try include steam inhalation, Application of warm compresses and drinking plenty of fluids. Using a saline nasal spray in your nose several times a day will help relieve congestion.

Most people with acute sinusitis get better without antibiotics. However, if your symptoms are severe or worsen in the next few days, you may consult your doctor for the need for antibiotics.

I hope this helps.


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