Can you give me any information about what might be causing these symptoms? They have been getting slowly worse over the past 11 days or so.
-Persistent, severe sore throat. Pain on swallowing that ranges from slight discomfort to severe pain.
-Loss of voice over past 4 days.
-Swollen left gland in neck. Now, possibly, swollen right gland.
-Slight fever over last 10 days that ranges from 98.6 to 99.8 degrees (my usual is 97.7).
-Sharp coughing growing steadily worse. Sometimes cough up phlegm. Symptoms worst at night and in morning--prevents a good night’s sleep.
-Fluid behind both eardrums (the only thing my own doctor was able to tell me), leading to slight earaches and pressure below ears, where jaw meets neck.
My doctor told me to take Sudafed and Ibuprofen, and that she thinks it’s a virus instead of bacteria. Throat culture results will hopefully be back tomorrow sometime, but I’m just getting very worried since it shows no sign of getting better. Please let me know what you think it might be. Thanks so much.