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sore throat

im having this sorethroat three times now.. first time it last a day cause i use candy-like medicine.. its gone the next day.. then 2nd week of march at wed i have it again along with mild fever which will only happen whenever there is an electric fan and headache until 2nd week friday.. saturday i went for,checkup but unable to know whats wrong,cause dr only talked to my aunt.. monday its gone.. thursday this week its back again.. and i noticed yesterday i have a swollen lymph node in my neck just below my left jaw.. and my left ear aches sometimes.. my throat today only hurts on the left side.. is there anyone familiar with this??
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pls anyone? i could really use some help :(
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Your persistent symptoms of sore throat, ear pain and lymph node swelling could be due to a throat infection, most probably streptococcal or a viral infection. Strep sore throat needs to be treated with an antibiotic as strep is a bacteria. Viral sore throat is best treated with rest, warm oral fluids and (OTC) Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. If you develop a fever, or if there is enlargement of the tonsils with pain or if there is white coating on the tonsils, you will need to consult your primary care physician for a strep test, which if positive you will be given antibiotics.

In the meantime you could take OTC antihistamines and painkillers. Take plenty of warm oral fluids and lots of rest. For further relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt water gargles and steam inhalations. Please ensure to do this prior to your meals. Hope this helped and Do Take Care!  
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