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Can An Ear Infection Make Your Neck Hurt
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
The sides and middle of my neck hurt when pushed. It also hurts when swallowing just a tad bit. What could this be? Linked to ear infections?
Earache: Yes the pain is linked to ear infections. You may have a condition known as eustacian tube dysfunction. See an ENT specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have a double ear infection. What could cause this? Also, My neck isn't stiff but it hurts a little. Is that typical with an ear infection?
Ear pain and pain under jaw pain even in back neck all left side. Dr said no ear infection just red. But I can't even sleep it hurts so bad?
Red?: What does he/she mean "red"? No diagnosis? Might be a TMJ disorder. I'd have an oral surgeon look at you. If TMJ, see a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more
Spot where I check my pulse on right side of neck hurts when I touch it. Sometimes movement hurts this area of the neck too. And small ear infection.
Neck pain: The most common reason is spasm of the muscles of the neck due to injury or sleeping the wrong way. It should not be anything to worry about ...Read more
A lump on under my jaw, my ear feels like I have a ear infection but I don't all on my left side of neck, hurts but I don't have strep I got tested?
Infection: You still have an infection...And it could be viral or bacterial. A negative strep is nice but sometimes it cannot be found on the tonsils if it is in the lymph node itself. Your ear hurts because the pain is referred up the eustachian tube to your ear fro your throat. Homeopathic pulsatilla may help as may gargling with salt water. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics if it is persistent. ...Read more
I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?
Inner ear infection? Throat, ear, and jaw are very sore. Feel like I'm losing my voice. Ear hurts more every time I swallow. Neck hurts. Cough. Glands feel swollen. Very tired. Sneezing. Chest hurts.
Ear infection: May have an ear infection-viral or bacterial. Viral infections can last up to 10 days and symptom treatment and time are your best allies. Watch for clear secretions that change colors after symptoms have been present for a week or so and are accompanied by new onset fever or any other symptoms that concern you to decide if you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Neck X-ray normal. Neck pain that hurts my head and in my ears. No ear infection. What could be issue?
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. ...Read more
I feel like I have an ear infection. My ear hurts and so does the same side of my throat. Is there anything I can buy over-the-counter for that?
Cepastat lozenges: And sugarless gum. See a dic first thing in the am. ...Read more
Hi I know your a kids doc, but I currently have an ear infection which is making my throat hurt which is causing me to cough my head off. Help?
I have a lot of clear mucus coming down throat hurts but I feel very dizzy could it be a middle ear infection?
Maybe: But it could also be from a viral cold, a sinus infection, allergy drainage in addition to an ear infection dizziness can come from increased middle ear pressure pushing the fluid in the inner ear. Post nasal drainage can come from all the above and irritate the opening of the eustachian tubes. If the eustachian tubes are inflamed then they won't vent the pressure and will give you dizziness. ...Read more
I am having pain in my right ear and throat. Every time I swallow it hurts really bad. I also have chills. Is this an ear infection or a virus?
Hi I want to no is it possible for me to have tonsillitis and an ear infection because my throat hurt and is red I am having trouble swallowing and I had a bad fever earler
I had strep throat one week ago and the doctor gave me penicillin. I'm fine now but now my right ear hurts really bad. Can this be an ear infection?
Sore throat stuffy/runny nose bad cough now my ears hurt they feel clogged do I have a ear infection or is this apart of a cold I am 35weeks pregnant?
Better see your MD: Could still be a viral infection, but if you have all your upper airways and ears hurting, you would better seek medical advice, take care ...Read more
Can ringing in your ear or middle ear infection cause your throat and jaw line to hurt without having any painor discomfort in your ears?
Sometimes: Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can be one of many symptoms of TMJ dysfunction. Other symptoms can include jaw pain, jaw joint popping when opening, headaches in the temple or back of the neck area, tenderness around the TMJ and ear area. A highly trained dentist in this area can help determine if all are related. If not, a ENT physician would be the one to see. ...Read more
My four-year-old is on day 4 of a fever. Was mild at first with sore throat and now chest congestion. Took her to doc on day 2 to rule out strep and ear infection. But today her fever spiked and now she says her legs hurt and refuses to walk anywhere. Sho
Yes: Ear pain can be VERY SEVERE! It can travel to neck, shoulder as well jaw and make sleeping, eating and thinking appropriately very difficult. If having ear pain u shd see ur doctor ASAP. It in doubt regarding some other diagnosis u shd see the doctor right away as well esp if u r worried about heart conditions. ...Read more
Pain: You may have swimmer's ear. Or otitis externa. Consult your doctor. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I am recovering from a ear infection/ mastoiditis. Now I have a red line going down my neck. Is this normal?
Worrisome: Any time you see a red line highlighting skin it suggests there is infection extending in that area. I would suggest you schedule a visit with your treating doc as soon as practical. ...Read more
I believe I have an ear infection, I feel it on the right side of my neck and also under my left armpit is discomfort. Is that normal?
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.
No: Middle ear infections are caused by germs that enter through the drainage tube connecting that space to the throat. Not cold air. If there is already some fluid, it could become infected in a few hours or never. ...Read more
My gf has a possible ear infection, back of neck and general area below the ear is painful. What should we do?
Not directly: The swollen lymph nodes may be part of a viral infection and the otitis may have followed. I don't believe that the otitis itself caused swollen lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more
Having pressure on left temple for 2 weeks sometimes worse than others feel it in ear back neck and left side face No ear infection BP is 119/70?
Persistant headache: Requires a more detailed evaluation. Make an appointment with your health care provider for this. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an inner ear infection and the pain only be a mild burning sensation in ear and neck? Going on 5 days and the pain is the same.
Sure: Certain low grade infections, including viruses the body may be trying to fight off, may produce mild symptoms that last for several days. ...Read more
Right side of upper Neck feels tense, aches a bit plus right ear has been stuffy all day? Is this ear infection or sinuses?
Maybe: Maybe both or neither. You should see your doctor for exam and perhaps treatment but may be all viral ...Read more
Severe ear pain, the pin feels like it's he middle of my ear and the pain goes down my neck. Is it just a normal ear infection?
Ear infections can: Be quite painful and have pain radiating to your neck. You definitely should see your doctor so this can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Iv a lump under my right ear. It feels like fluid. What could this be? I also have an ear infection. This lump came out yesterday. It's on my neck
Lump under ear: It is possible that this is a swollen lymph node. Cyst is also a possible cause. ...Read more
I noticed today that the back of my neck is swollen on the right side. My ears feel like they are under water. Could the swollen neck be from an ear infection?
Left internal ear pain in and off for a month. Can be extremely painful. Worse when I turn my head. Now sore stiff neck. Ear infection?
I was diagnosed with an inner ear infection over two months ago, I experince dizziness daily and now neck pain and headaches what can I do?
I have bell's palsy (8 days so far) after an ear infection (43, female). 2 days ago I started getting extreme pain in jaw, ear, neck. Should I worry?
Not Bell's Palsy: You do not have bell's palsy. You have herpes oticus. The treatment of antiherpetic and steroid is appropriate. Pain medication is often needed and should be prescribed if over-the-counter pain medications are not working. The viral eradication should occur within 2 weeks but the loss of nerve function can take longer, sometimes months. Work with your doctor on this. ...Read more
Taking cipro for an ear infection while travelling. Today I was in the hot sun and devolved a slightly red rash on my exposed chest and neck. Issue?
Oral Cipro dangerous: Cipro and related fluoroquinilones have now been condemned by the FDA for use in simple infections such as otitis media, because of the significant risk of horrendous side effects, ranging from sudden death from a single dose (it may cause torsade de points), or months of agonizing pain associated with rupture of multiple tendons. It was developed by the Army as a treatment for germ warfare. ...Read more
I have a muffled left ear with pain on the inside, down my neck and jaw line. I cannot feel anything swollen in any of these areas, no redness or any lumps. Could this be an ear infection?
Yes: Please see your GP who might prescribe you antibiotics ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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