A 17-year-old female asked:
ears aching, blocked ear canal feeling, pain in left ear when swallowing, pain in throat when swallowing?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
Eustachian tube : The E tube is a tube that allows middle ear mucus to drain into the throat & air to enter the middle ear space. When you have a URI or throat infection these structures swell & the connection blocked. The eardrum can be drawn in as air is lost & middle ear mucus can build. Swallowing allows air in but this can cause pain. It's likely viral but could be strep.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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