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Throat tightness for a month after smoking marij burping, minor ear ache, burps being stuck in throat, acidity. Exercise and tylenol only things help?

Throat tightness for a month after smoking marij burping, minor ear ache, burps being stuck in throat, acidity. Exercise and tylenol only things help?

Tightness: Probable reflux. Take prilosec 20mg twice a day for 10 to 14 days. It this works, may have to stay on it for some time. Could have ENT do endoscope to look at throat and larynx. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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I'm 21 I was a heavy smoking, stopped smoking 3 days ago, using a vaporiser, but I'm short on breath and have a sore throat, ear ache, lump in throat.

I'm 21 I was a heavy smoking, stopped smoking 3 days ago, using a vaporiser, but I'm short on breath and have a sore throat, ear ache, lump in throat.

Take Your Lumps Now: Well, what'd you expect-a new car and a hot date? No matter what physical ailment you have, smoking will not make it any better. So if you have a mild virus or a cold or cough-- you smoke, you suffer more. Three days of inhalational abstinence is not enough, especially if you were a heavy smoker. So for now, just try and not smoke and see how it goes. Later, try to cut down to at least 1/2 pack a day ...Read more

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Is Sullivan Insufflation done by chiropractor safe? Made my ear ache a little when Chiro did it so I quit before he finished. Reason was for headache

Is Sullivan Insufflation done by chiropractor safe? Made my ear ache a little when Chiro did it so I quit before he finished. Reason was for headache

See real doctor: Some chiropractors are skillful, honest, and are willing to refer to MD's or DO's when things go wrong. See a licensed physician ASAP, and get advice about your misguided approach. ...Read more

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Are muscle aches a common side effect when quitting smoking cigarettes?

Are muscle aches a common side effect when quitting smoking cigarettes?

Yes: Muscle aches are not invariable in people who are trying to quit smoking, but they do occur. Nicotine is a muscle relaxant, and in withdrawal muscles can get tighter, causing pain and sometimes even spasm ("charley-horses"). Hot baths or hot backs, a heating pad all may help. If they are severe, nicotine replacement with patches, gum or lozenges will do the trick. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor, I hope that you are doing great. Are sore throats common after quitting smoking after one month?

Hi Doctor, I hope that you are doing great. Are sore throats common after quitting smoking after one month?

Smoke free: Congratulations on your new freedom from smoking. Keep up the good work. Don't let the sore throat become an unconscious excuse to start again. It's not the usual response. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are hoarseness and a sore throat off and on and a bad taste in my mouth withdraw symptoms from quitting smoking?

Are hoarseness and a sore throat off and on and a bad taste in my mouth withdraw symptoms from quitting smoking?

Congrats on quitting: Withdrawal symptoms are actually signs that your body is healing. Most of these symptoms peak approximately 3-5 days after quitting, and then begin to taper off. Be patient and good luck! ...Read more

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I'm quitting smoking cold turkey, but my head hurts and I'm light headed, could that be from withdraws?

Thanks for asking!: Possible. Wondering if u r on any medications for the headaches or for nicotine withdrawal. These are issues to be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can one cure an ear ache?

How can one cure an ear ache?

"DEPENDS": You have no idea how badly I hate to answer a question with the "d" word, but it truly does.
Earaches can be caused by many things, including irritation, inflammation, infection, tumors, foreign objects, etc.
So in order to "cure an earache, we need to see you, get a history, and look in it and around it. ...Read more

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How do I get alleviate an ear ache?

How do I get alleviate an ear ache?

Ibuprofen: Ear pain can be due to several causes, and all of them can be alleviated by ibuprofen. There are outer, middle and inner ear infections, eustachian tube dysfunction, temporomandibular joint inflammation, sinus and throat causes of ear pain. Pain is a marker of inflammation and Ibuprofen is a reasonable anti inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What can be done about an ear ache?

Depends: First you need to find what is causing the discomfort. It may be from an ear infection in the canal or middle ear requiring antibiotics. Or maybe from referred pain from teeth, tmj, tongue, tonsil areas requiring different treatment. Try Motrin first but if still persisting have someone do a good head and neck exam to find the cause. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for ear ache?

What are home remedies for ear ache?

Warm oil: Warm oil may soothe the pain, or a heating pad or hot soaks to the side of the face. The question you should be asking is why are you having ear aches. Is it associated with a hearing loss, do you grind your teeth, do you have arthritis of the neck. In short, the answer to your question for remedies should be the question of why do you have the ear aches. Need a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Alleve: I rountinely use this as its easy and only twice a day. Prescription strength Naproxen is twice the otc dose (500mg twice daily). It can cause GI upset so take with food or if continues may need other prescription med. ...Read more

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How can a ear ache due to cold be cured?

How can a ear ache due to cold be cured?

Earache: A cold can cause earache from pressure or from an infection. If caused by an infection it may need to be treated with an antibiotic. If caused by pressure then taking a decongestant, pain reliever, steam inhalation, saline nasal spray helps. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix an intense ear ache?

What can I do to fix an intense ear ache?

PAIN KILLERS SEE MD: You can take some over the counter meds like Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and make an appt with your doctor as you may have ear infection and may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a really bad ear ache; how can I stop it?

I have a really bad ear ache; how can I stop it?

Depends: Depends on if it is middle or external ear. Or another cause like TMJ. See your MD to help sort out. ...Read more

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What are harmless home remedies for an ear ache?

What are harmless home remedies for an ear ache?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve an ear ache at home?

What is the best way to relieve an ear ache at home?

Warm ear drops: There is a drug called Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) which can be warmed to body temperature and used as an ear drop to relieve an ear ache. The very term ear ache, however, must also include pain around the ear such as jaw joint pain and muscle pain which can also be relieved by heat applied to the ear. Obviously, a diagnosis must be made before proper treatment can be safely given. ...Read more

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What are the common remedies to relieve an ear ache?

What are the common remedies to relieve an ear ache?

Home remedy: If there is any blood or pus in your ear or have dizzy spells or swelling, go immediately because these could be signs of a severe infection

home remedies include tipping your head to the side and pouring in a warm mixture of hydrogen peroxide with water and keeping your head sideways until you feel it open up. If you feel like you ruptured an eardrum do not do this. See an ent. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ear ache or toorhache? What's the difference?

How do I know if I have ear ache or toorhache? What's the difference?

Can be a challenge: This can be a challenge at times. A molar tooth ache could cause referred pain up to the ear. It would be unusual for an ear infection/ear pain to cause referred pain down to the tooth. If there is any doubt - see a dentist or your local ent. ...Read more

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Can wax cause ear ache?

Can wax cause ear ache?

Yes it can: Yes build up of ear wax can cause pain, feeling of fullness in the ear, ear noise (tinnitus)and hearing loss. ...Read more

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My 11 year old has an ear ache.

My 11 year old has an ear ache.

You need..: ...To ask a specific question. There are many causes for ear ache, and without information it's difficult to give you any useful help. ...Read more

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Can I treat my ear ache myself?

Should not: You need to see doctor to find out the reason for your ear ache- infection, congestion from allergies or irritaion. ...Read more

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Why does my ear ache happen only at night?

Why does my ear ache happen only at night?

TMJ: It could be related too nighttime tooth clenching or grinding. One primary symptom is an earache, or pain in front of the ear. Caused by inflammation in the temporal mandibular (jaw) joint, it can be made worse by nighttime para function. ...Read more

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Which position should I sleep in with an ear ache?

Which position should I sleep in with an ear ache?

Reclined or sitting: Pressure on the ear drum is greatest when you are lying flat - doesn't matter if it's on back, side or stomach. So you are going to be most comfortable propped into a recline position or actually sitting up. Doing maneuvers like you do on an airplane to adjust pressure in your ears (chew gum, yawn, eat gummy bears!) may also temporarily relieve some of the discomfort. ...Read more

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What are some reasons due to headache and a ear ache?

What are some reasons due to headache and a ear ache?

Earache: An earache can cause a headache all by itself. However, if the earache gets out of control, it can move to the mastoid bone (behind the ear) and cause a nasty headache. This is very serious as this is an infection in the skull and very close to the brain itself.

You should see your physician to be examined. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ear ache and I'm hearing impaired?

Infection/fluid: Possible infection or fluid, so you have to be seen by doctor to find the cause and to be treated ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent ear ache while jogging?

Are there any good ways to prevent ear ache while jogging?

Walk not Run: You are breathing through your mouth. The rapid movement of air is bothering the eustachian tubes and causing an inflammation. Research has proven that running is not better than walking over the course of the "same distance". Stop running and start walking the same distance. ...Read more

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Aside from wearing a hat, what else should I do if ear ache?

Aside from wearing a hat, what else should I do if ear ache?

Dr. If not improving: If you have an ear infection it will cause pain and you should see a doctor to have that treated. Swimmers ear is an infection in the canal and usually hurts to move your ear lobe itself. If it is not getting better then see your dr. Although some infections will clear on their own. ...Read more

Dr. Dean Giannone
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Smoking Cessation (Definition)

Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more


Dr. David Brouwer
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Quitting Smoking (Definition)

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