Handling Sore Throat And Ear Pain?
… I want to ask … I’ve had a sore throat for 4 days … I saw in my throat like a mouth ulcer … and I swallowed the food hurts … now it hurts to my left ear … what medicine is suitable for pain this … continue what food is recommended … thank you
Hello Fith, Thank you for the question.
A sore throat can be caused by strep throat, inflammation of the tonsils, or canker sores in the throat. Strep throat and inflammation of the tonsils can occur together. In addition to sore throats, sufferers can also experience symptoms of cough, nasal congestion / runny nose, swallowing pain, headache, fever, muscle or joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, and decreased appetite. Strep throat (and inflammation of the tonsils) can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection or irritation of the throat for example from exposure to cigarette smoke. Canker sores are white sores in the mouth with a red, painful base. Canker sores can appear anywhere in the oral cavity. In addition to these causes, peritonsillar abscess (pus pockets that form near the tonsils) can also cause sore throat.
The nasal cavity and throat are connected to the middle ear by a tube called the Eustachian tube. If your complaint is caused by an infection, then this infection can rise to the canal and affect the middle ear causing complaints of ear pain.
Before determining treatment, you should consult with your doctor first to determine the cause of this complaint and determine the severity of your condition. A doctor's examination is needed to determine the next treatment that is right for you.
You can also do the following tips:
multiply the consumption of nutritious foods
if you have difficulty consuming food due to painful swallowing, you can choose liquid or soft foods
consume more water
avoid consuming drinks that are too hot
avoid eating spicy and oily foods to avoid irritation of the throat
do gargle with salt water to reduce pain
try paracetamol for ear pain relief
Hope this information is useful.