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what do i do if I have ear ache, difficulty swallowing and speech difficulty

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Have it evaluated: Have it evaluated. Make sure it is not something such as strep throat which will require antibiotics.

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A 17-year-old female 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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Levitt
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Flu. Cold. Sinuses.: All of the above symptoms accompany the common cold or influenza. While it could be other things, if the symptoms don't start to improve with a coupl ... Read More
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Flu season: All of the symptoms you describe are consistent with viral infections at this time of year. If this continues past one week, or temperature rises, an ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
How long?: If these symptoms are less than 10 days in duration, you are correct in assuming that it could be allergy or a viral infection. As a rule of thumb if ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Referred pain: Pain in the throat can cause pain in the ear due to a branch of the vagus called arnold's nerve. Go see your doctor to make sure there is no infection ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
You might: have peri tonsillar abscess with difficulty swallowing. Stiff neck can mean meningitis. You should go to ER now.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat issue: Throat issues and pain can cause referred pain to the ear and suggest you see your otolaryngologist fof exact diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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A male asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
16 years experience Family Medicine
Aphthous ulcer: This sounds like oral ulcer. The pain in the ear is referred pain from irritation of glossopharyngeal nerve that supplies tongue as well. Avoid consum ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: sounds like a spreading ear infection which will require antibiotics. Time to get examined and evaluated by a physician.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
URI: URI. Usually viral. Supportive treatment with fluids, saline gargle, OTC pain meds. See MD if no improvement in 5-7 days or gets worse.
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