Hi, I have been experiencing a swollen tonsil for about three weeks, I went to the doctor mi first week and told him mi symptoms: sore throat, swollen tonsils, and it hurts to swallow.. He said I mite have strep throat or a virus. Well he swabbed mi and gave mi meds.. The med was called naproxen (spelled correct I think).. Either way it did nothing. I came back maybe two days ago to tell him... And he said they found no bacteria from the swabs for strep throat or a virus. He said it may be a virus though that could possibly turn into mono. Also when mi ears were checked a nurse said mi left ear looks bad.. Almost like something was in it... When the doctor checked it, he said there looks to be nothing wrong. He prescribed mi some lidocaine to numb mi throat so I can eat... I've been gargling the lidocaine with warm water.. It numbs everthing but what is affecting mi throat... Well yesterday, I felt mi ear throbbing really bad. It was mi left ear.. It was bad so I ignored it. This morning I woke up and mi ear feels like its busted. When I open mi mouth it hurts mi ear.. When I swallow it feels like I'm pulling mi ear.. Note mi throat still hurts. I've been researching things all morning to relate but I've found nothing. Also I'm military so I can only see doctors either on base or go to ones they refer mi too. It seems though military doctors suck. I really need some help because this pain is almost unbearable... I'm used to pain but this is too much...
Go back to the military doctor...again. They are the only ones who can and should treat active duty soldiers. Medical findings change over time, so things may look different. Mono is a possibility, so an EBV titer and and CBC would be nice to get.
I can't blindly diagnose and treat you over the Internet, so you need re-examined.
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