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how are the ear and throat connected

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Schnyder
Specializes in Family Medicine
Likely normal: Angel, the middle ear space and the throat are connected by the eustachian tube. If you have an ear infection of the middle ear space - called otiti ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be: Your throat is connected to the middle ears by Eustachian tubes, their main function is to equalize pressure on both sides of the ear drums so we can ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not typical for GERD: Throat pain is often referred to the ears, the relationship of the pain with your respiratory effort is unclear but the unilateral nature and chronici ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably: Sounds like a viral illness and these things are likely connected. See your doc to be sure.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Likely not: The nerves supplying your ear & throat originate much higher up the spinal cord. They are likely a totally separate issue.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Don't understand: 'm not able to guess very well what you're asking but try this for a response. 1. Rephrase the question and resubmit 2. Muscle spasms in the upper ne ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See specialist: You should see a specialist who may biopsy the area or get a radiological exam like a CT scan. This could be a lymph node or a mass in the tail of you ... Read More
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