A 15-year-old female asked:
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why do i have this difficulty in swallowing food,inflammation and pain on the right side of my throat and now i start to feel sharp at my ear?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You need to see a doctor and get a diagnosis and treatment. Anytime you have a throat infection or inflammation you can block off your Eustachian tube and that can cause ear pain. The Eustachian tube drains fluid from the middle ear and it drains into the back of the throat so when the throat is inflamed the tube can be blocked. Please see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
About throats + ears: Sore throats have various causes. Some viral or bacterial infections can travel up the Eustachian tube to the middle ear, causing pain. Post nasal drip from the sinuses caused by a viral or (less often) bacterial infection can cause a sore throat, and likewise spread to the ear. Allergies can cause post nasal drip and a feeling of ear fullness, due to fluid collection in the ear.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014
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