Last 12 days or so i had a cold/cough,was different then most colds I have,because I had a very scratchy cough with it. Well my ears also hurt when I swallowed during this time,and now still both of my ears when I swallow it hurts,and also back towards my throat around same area. Like a dull pain. And it seems a little difficulty in swallowing. I dont rreally believe in doctors,I mean theres a whole foods ten minutes down the street,what could I find there to help me? Why is this virus still hanging on and what is it?