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Sore ear and throat

Hi, I've had this for nearly a week now - and not sure if it is serious enough to spend some $ and go to the doctor.  Initally symptoms were fever, runny nose and sore throat - which lasted for 2 days.  I had noticed a white patch on my left tonsil.  It has now developed into an ear ache with the white patch is still there.  Have tried gargling salt water which does make it a little better and some cough lollies which numbs the pain.  My throat hurts when I swallow.

Any advice?  I dont know what it could be!
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Throat infections can cause inflammation that can lead to ear pain.  You should get evaluated as you might need antibiotics if the symptoms have been present for over a week.  Good luck.
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