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when I swallow my ear hurts

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Hargan
22 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not sure: There is a small nerve that travels from the ear canal (deep) area to the tongue that if it's mobility is altered somehow may cause some pain that is ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Oral surgeon/ENT: Ear pain can be referred from areas in the back of mouth/throat. See an oral surgeon or ENT doc for evaluation to make sure no serious problems.

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eustachian tube: When you swallow, a muscle called the tensor veli palatini, opens the eustachian tube and air from the back of the nose (not really air but gases of o ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cold: Your sore throat and ear pain may be due to a postnasal drip for which you can take an otc antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. You ca ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Sinus Ear Infection: You probably have an infection in the ear, sinuses or in between them. If you are feverish it is time to seek medical care.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
Ear ache: You could have an ear infection, so the eustachian tube (a canal that links the ear to the pharynx) is inflamed and affects the pharynx and palate. T ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Sounds like you have an upper respiratory tracy infection-sore/itchy throat, congestion and ear pain. It can also be allergies or both. Take vitamin ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ears hurt w/swallow: Ear pain with swallowing may indicate an issue directly with the esophagus either from food or reflux or it could be related to inflammation or infect ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: If you hvae an ulcer on the tongue, it could be a cancur sore which usually heal within 7-10 days. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Eustachian tube: The tube that drains mucous from your middle ear is likely swollen. It can open and close when you chew or "pop" your ear and such maneuvers allow the ... Read More

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