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what causes post nasal drip and occasional sharp ear pain with ringing in ears

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See ENT: You have multiple issues which really demand an ENT evaluation.
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Dr. Mark Birnbach
48 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sleep apnea, TMJ: Sleep apnea and tmd ( temporomandibular joint dysfunction) often occur together. A malocclusion can put pressure on the TMJ and the muscles causing s ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
See ENT doctor: If you have these symptoms, you need to see an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor. These specialists, also called ENT doctors or otolaryngology doctor ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Otitis media: This sounds more like a middle ear infection, but the sinuses may also be involved. You should see a physician and have this managed and possibly a tr ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tinnitus: May be related to TMJ if simple digital relieves. Most high pitched is due to cochlear hair cells damage from noise exposure
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Possible allergies: You may have developed an allergy that is producing your post nasal drip. Perhaps you should see an allergist and get evaluated and possibly tested. A ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
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Viral or bacterial: Infection,you need to be evaluated by a doctor,this might be a bacterial infection in your middle ear,a doctor will prescribe some antibiotics.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Perhaps: Post-nasal drips may irritate the throat but sore throat is uncommon. Ear pain is not caused by post-nasal drips although nasal congestion may lead to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Maybe teeth: There is a concept called referred pain. Most laymen know it that when someone is complaining about pain in mid chest and also left arm it's the heart ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lize-mari Van staden
Specializes in Sports Medicine
No covid test: Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory tract infection. If you have not been in contact with someone with Corona then you do not fill ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is the formal word for ringing in the ears. Loud noises can be a cause of tinnitus.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Likely unrelated: I am unable to draw any correlation between what you describe as "touching each ear" followed hours later by sharp pains. There is truly nothing neur ... Read More

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