I had a bad dry cough for about a week and had sour throat which caused severe pain while swallowing even my saliva. I visited the nearby medical store and was given a cough syrup which helped with the cough but I have this popping pain in my ear. I have had many dry cough before and have experienced soar throat but the pain in my ear is new and I wonder if it was caused by the cough because it started while I was coughing along with soar throat. Please advise. Thanks.
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replied February 17th, 2019
Based on your description it appears to be acute pharyngitis. The throat needs to be examined. If there is sufficient evidence of a bacterial infection then a throat swab for rapid strep test and culture sensitivity testing should be taken and antibiotics can be started in consultation with your doctor.

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