can an ear infection cause neck pain

Dr diagnosed me with strep throat. I also have ear and right neck pain. Can an ear infection cause neck pain? Ibuprofen helps. Takings meds 4 days.

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Dr. Ron Jones
Interventional Pain Management
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Yes


Secondary to the response of the lymph nodes in your neck to the ear infection
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Been having neck pain a few inches below my ear. Doctor checked it out and said its an ear infection. No pain in the ear though. Can this be true?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
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Ear infection


It may be an ear infection, but without visualizing the ear drum, no one can tell you for sure
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Neck x ray normal.neck pain that hurts my head and in my ears.no ear infection.what could be issue?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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Neck pain


You may have tension headache that feels like neck pain and also like headache and earache. Neck Xray would be normal in that case. It'd be nice to know what you've tried so far for that if you did try something, so we would suggest something else.
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Dr. Jimmy D. Bowen
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Neck pain


Can be many sources including the muscles of your neck. Also neck X-rays are great for looking and bones and their alignments as well as disc spaces. CT Scan is better. Sounds like you had one already. Is it localized just to your neck and head? If it is other considerations could be occipital neuralgia. If it has been there for longer than 6 weeks would have it investigated further.
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Dr. David I. Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Probably jaw joint


It sounds as if your jaw joint is having some problems. Do you clench or grind your teeth? Do you like chewy and crunchy foods? Do you chew gum? If so, you need to go on a soft diet, take anti-inflammatories as needed and use ice on the areas that bothers you 3 to 4 times a day for 20 minutes at a time. You should also discuss this with your dentist.
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Adolescent health

Interesting Fact

Getting water in the ear does NOT cause otitis media (middle-ear infections).

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My gf has a possible ear infection, back of neck and general area below the ear is painful. what should we do?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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ER


That does not sound like an ear infection. Pain in the neck and/or behind the ear is unusual for an ear infection. If she is having pain in the ear with those symptoms, the infection is beyond its normal bounds and she needs to be seen by a local ENT or in the ER.
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Can an ear infection cause neck soreness?

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Dr. Benjamin Kalm
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Ear infections


People generally refer to middle ear infections as "ear infections." Outer ear infections are also fairly common. When an infection is present infected fluids travel by lymph vessels until they get to lymph nodes in the neck. These lymph nodes can become tender/sore causing neck soreness. Most of the time neck soreness is not present with ear infections.
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School age Kids Health

Interesting Fact

Getting water in the ear does NOT cause otitis media (middle-ear infections).

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Can bronchitis or an ear infection cause neck and back/shoulder pain? It seems to have just started, I've been sick for a week.

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Depends


Certainly if you are coughing a lot you can have muscle strain in your back and shoulder. However these symptoms can also come from pneumonia. You should see your doctor,
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Can sinus infection cause ear neck shoulder pain?

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Dr. Gary Wang
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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ear neck pain.


Usually not. The symptoms seems like cervical nerve root irritated.
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Could a middle ear infection cause pain down the neck to the shoulder and across the collarbone?

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Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
Infectious Disease
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Yes


Severe infection may have such an extensive referred pain.
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Could walking in cold air cause an ear infection?I have pain in the r ear & going into neck.Last dr visit she said I had fluid in R ear a week ago.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Cold air


Not usually. Ear infectionudually result from backing up of mucus from the nose
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Does ear infection cause facial & neck swelling?

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Dr. Alexander M. Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Possibly


A bad infection can lead to this. That is why you should be seen by a doctor and treated.
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