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sinus infection pain behind ear

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
26 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Fluid in the middle ear is a common sign of infection of the sinuses, ears, and upper respiratory tract. It can also be present in seasonal allergies, ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Not sinus: No sinuses in that area. Probably a cervical neuralgia or muscle pain from the spine. see a neurologist
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely sinus: Pain in the back of the head is unusual for a sinus infection.This would be more likely an ear infection but this is unlikely as well. This could be a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not necessarily: Fluid can back up into mastoids related to inner ear problems with fluid and sometime infection. Infection in mastoid which can result in necrosis and ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Spasm: It could spasm initiated from the face down to the neck and the upper back. Apply heat and take Ibuprofen, you should be OK
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. C ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Consult allergist: There are many reasons but none likely related to CMV infection in childhood. Given your problem, you may need an allergy -immunology evaluation plus ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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ENT: Yes- I would advise ENT evaluation.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
Lymph node: It is quite possible you have a swollen mandibular lymph node as the infection resolves so should its size and return to normal. If it doesn't see you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Very Likely: Painful bumps under the skin are commonly swollen lymph nodes. They become swollen when infection is nearby and in your case it is likely from the sin ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
?pharyngitis: Could be a throat infection with painful enlarged lymph nodes and some tracheaitis.Could be viral.rest fluids ,warm saline gargles,Tylenol (acetaminop ... Read More
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