Hospital and Telephone Triage

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Debrief - Ear, nose and throat

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This patient presented with a sore throat and a sore ear. Both can be interconnected. Always good to look in the mouth, see if the airway is occluded with any swelling and also to look at the ear and make sure to look behind the ear at the mastoid bone that it is not swollen, red and painful to tap.

It's also good to look at the patient square on, so you can see if the affected ear is protruding in any way, indicating swelling in the mastoid area. This patient, as long as the airway is clear, can be referred to the GP, who may or may not make any ENT or an ear, nose and throat referral.