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A 18-year-old female asked:

nasal congestion, coughing, sore throat, headache & a tight chest for about a week now. and today got an earache that wont go away. what could this be?

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Dr. Jed Kwartler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Ear ache: Many things cause you to feel pain in the ear that is not caused by a problem in the ear. This is called referred pain. A sore throat/tonsillitis is one of those things that refers pain to the ear and might be the cause in your case. But always safest to have someone look.

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