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I am 62F and I have voice change and Right ear irritation

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I am 62F and I have voice change and Right ear irritation and feeling of foreign body in my throat- requiring me to clear my throat often as well as neck pain
JA: How long have you had the neck pain? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: nil medication - 2 weeks
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the neck pain?
Customer: no
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: nil

Dear Customer: Greetings, this is Dr. Basu, experienced Medical Specialist and former attending physician of Harvard Medical School. I am board-certified with many years of experience. I did review your inquiry and I am hoping to give you at least some high-quality guidance here.

Please give me some time to review your concerns. Please be patient with me as I am on and off the computer so responses can be delayed at times, but I will be glad to help.

Do you have fever? cough?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
no fever, no cough
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
intermittent headaches

Any swollen neck glands?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.

Any ear pressure? or fullness?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.

Any hearing problem?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.

Thanks for clarifications.

These symptoms are more likely due to seasonal allergies.

Bacterial infection unlikely since no fever or foul smelling nasal discharge or swollen neck glands.

Ibuprofen ( Neurofen) 3 tabs per dose ( 600 mg) every 8 hours with food can be taken for pain and inflammation.

Claritin D tablet can be taken twice daily to help with throat irritation.

Please also add Flonase ( Fluticasone) or Beclomethasone steroid nasal spray available over the counter 2 sprays each nostril twice daily for a week.

Please drink lot of fluids, gatorade also to prevent dehydration.

Please start vitamin C 500 mg, Vitamin D3 2000 IU and zinc 50 mg daily to boost your immune system.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
can it be signs of cancer

That is unlikely since you did not mention any significant difficulty with swallowing, or lot of weight loss.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
thank you

Best wishes

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