A member asked:

My throat aches when i press the outside of my throat. i don't have any pain when i swallow. my ear aches as well, have head aches on/off. nose clear?

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Dr. David Astrachan answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Sounds like spasm: What you are describing sounds like muscle spasm to me. The discomfort in your ear headaches and discomfort in your neck can be due to spasm and inflammation of muscle tissue. Do you clench or grind your teeth? Do you chew gum? Do you have problems with your teeth? Try a soft diet, anti-inflammatory medication, ice to wherever your head, jaw and neck hurts and a consultation with your dentist.

Answered 1/5/2013



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