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Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Med eval: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

TMJ: It's possible that you have "Temporomandibular Joint syndrome", also known as "TMJ Syndrome". This is not scary, and most of the time it resolves on it's own, if you experience pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are okay to take. If or gets worse, you can see a doctor for prescription medication and sometimes they can do an injection. Grinding your teeth at night is a common cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Strep test negative. 4 plus weeks of sore throat when swallowing on right side. Severe throat pain when sneezing. No congestion or ear pain.?

Strep test negative. 4 plus weeks of sore throat when swallowing on right side. Severe throat pain when sneezing. No congestion or ear pain.?

Nopostnasal drip?: This could cause 1 sided throat pain. If not, see an ENT Dr. And get scoped in the nose to see the back of the throat. They should be able to diagnose your problems. If you do have postnasal drip, try flonase or rhinocort nasal spray and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Stiff neck back left side, sharp pain in that area when swallowing. No throat pain just sharp stabs in neck. Head feels heavy when tilt head back?

Get examined: Without being able to see you there is not any way to know what is going on. This cannot be done over the internet. See somebody face to face. ...Read more

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What to do about ear and throat pain when I swallow?

What to do about ear and throat pain when I swallow?

Ear & throat pain: See your regular doctor for a throat and ear check. You may have reflux, causing irritation of the lining of your throat which may lead to ear pain (referred) when you swallow. You may also have the beginning of a throat infection or other process. If you are a smoker, speak to your doctor about strategies to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Med eval: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Can an infected molar cause deep neck pain, ear and throat pain? My back bottom molar is infected. The pain in my neck is worse while swallowing.

Can an infected molar cause deep neck pain, ear and throat pain? My back bottom molar is infected. The pain in my neck is worse while swallowing.

Absolutely: If you haven't already, get thee to a dentist. .. And pronto. What you're describing could develop into deep tissue neck abscess, which can be dangerous. Don't want to alarm you, but I want you to seek attention very soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having throat pain while swallowing and it radiates to the ear.

Having throat pain while swallowing and it radiates to the ear.

Common: The same nerve that provides sensation to the throat also provides it to portions of the ear and throat infections can have referred pain to the ear. ...Read more

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Throat pain, especially when swallowing & ears hurt. Neg strep. Dr said ears & throat look fine it’s viral but prescribed zpac. Why? Will it work?

Throat pain, especially when swallowing & ears hurt. Neg strep. Dr said ears & throat look fine it’s viral but prescribed zpac. Why? Will it work?

CYA: This is likely just a habit developed to cover their risk of missing something. If it's viral it won't do a thing but kill off some of the normal germs in your gut & present you with any side effects the med has to offer. ...Read more

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Feels like something moving behind my uvula (far back of throat) weird buzzing in ears. Hard to swallow, throat pain, phlegm when I cough, please help?

Feels like something moving behind my uvula (far back of throat) weird buzzing in ears. Hard to swallow, throat pain, phlegm when I cough, please help?

Post nasal drip: It seems you have post nasal drip and other symptoms that can be related to a cold or nasal allergies. You do not mention how long you have had this condition. If it comes and goes, you need to tell your doctor and perhaps see an allergist. If it is mor erecent, use a saline nasal spray to alleviate your nasal symptoms, it will improve your post nasal drip. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear ache for 5 days stabbing pain, ear drops hurts it more also throat pain hurts when swallowing, white spot on tonsils. What can?

I am experiencing ear ache for 5 days stabbing pain, ear drops hurts it more also throat pain hurts when swallowing, white spot on tonsils. What can?

See a doctor: You have tonsillitis. From your description your swollen tonsils are intermittently blocking your Eustachian tube, giving you ear pain. Please see a your doctor for treatment.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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Top L wisdom tooth pulled on 10/3 then 10/7 having serve sore throat pain can't really swallow runny nose ears feel funny slit fever on Amxocillin?

Top L wisdom tooth pulled on 10/3 then 10/7 having serve sore throat pain can't really swallow runny nose ears feel funny slit fever on Amxocillin?

Dry socket/infection: Hard to say if this is related to the extraction itself or possibly a lowered immune system post extraction surgery. I would call the office that extracted the tooth and inform them of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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Easy one. I have had a very sore throat on my left side' pain goes to my left ear when I swallow. Any ideas? Its been for 1 wk

Throat/ Ears/Sinus: Greetings,
you could have a throat infection. This could be a possible infection in your ears and throat or also including your sinuses. I recommend you go and have yourself checked out, especially if you have fever or other annoying symptoms. Gargling with warm salt water may often reduce the pain in your throat and ear coning can decrease ear and sinus pressure. Netti pot for sinuses. ...Read more

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I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?

Sinus infection?: Cold symptoms for more than about 10-14 days may indicate a sinus infection or ear infection. The pain on one side could also be from an infected lymph node or tonsillar infection. If you have fever, see a doctor today. Otherwise call your doc and have them check you out. ...Read more

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What could cause throat pain (above & to right of adam's apple) when tilting head back? Have had lump there when swallowing but MRI showed nothing.

What could cause throat pain (above & to right of adam's apple) when tilting head back? Have had lump there when swallowing but MRI showed nothing.

ENT+GI docs to check: If something is in the throat or neck, an ear-nose-throat doctor and a gastroenterologist should evaluate. The doctors can decide if it's worthwhile to do a cine-esophagram or other swallowing study to see if something happens during swallowing. Sometimes, nothing can be found at the present time, but rechecking later may locate a problem, especially if the problem has grown big enough to show up. ...Read more

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Pain in my throat when I take a deep breath or swallow. Lower throat than sore throat pain is normally. No pain swallowing if I tilt my head down.

Pain in my throat when I take a deep breath or swallow. Lower throat than sore throat pain is normally. No pain swallowing if I tilt my head down.

Throat discomfort: Sounds like your discomfort is positional. Being that the neck is flexible, with the head tilted back, the throat narrows/compresses & can cause the symptoms. When in normal position, the throat opens back up and the symptoms resolve. If they happen in normal position & associated with fevers, nasal congestion, coughing, post-nasal drip, see your doc for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Right sids of throat pain, and pain while swallowing and eating. Head seems warm, chills. Neck isn't swollen. No caugh or runny nose. Help?

Throat pain: Symptoms suggest an infection is present. See a health care provider today for evaluation. Viral infections are a common cause of sore throats, but throat pain only on one side could be caused by a tonsillar abscess. Seek care today. ...Read more

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I have congestion in my head. Drainage on one side of nose, and sore throat. I have trouble swallowing. What do I have?

I have congestion in my head. Drainage on one side of nose, and sore throat. I have trouble swallowing. What do I have?

Sinusitis: Could be sinusitis, especially if your head pain is worse when bending over. Sinusitis is often co occurrent with a sore throat. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and it is hard to swallow making one of my ears sore?

I have a sore throat and it is hard to swallow making one of my ears sore?

Sore throat/strep?: Although most sore throats are caused by swelling of the tissues due to viral infection you never know if a strep infection could be the cause. That doesn't mean everybody with a sore throat needs to get tested for strep but it does mean that if it is causing problems to the point of not being able to swallow and pain in the ear that a doctor should evaluate you for the next steps. All the best. ...Read more

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I have sore throat on left side and ear pains when I swallow. 2x liver TX so immunosuppressed?

I have sore throat on left side and ear pains when I swallow. 2x liver TX so immunosuppressed?

You should be fine: The medications used today for solid organ transplantation is both potent and elegant. Having said this. It doesn't totally decimate your immune response. It just blunts it. Its critical you get the every 5 yer PneumoVax to immunize you for encapsulated organisms in particular. Another Prevnar (pneumococcal vaccine) 13 is particularly suited for immunocompromised patients. Your ear and throat should get better soon! ...Read more

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Sore throat/ear/jaw left side only. Hurts all 3 when swallowing. Possible causes?

Sore throat/ear/jaw left side only. Hurts all 3 when swallowing. Possible causes?

Acute Pharyngitis: Those are symptoms of acute pharyngitis/tonsilitis. The cause may be viral or bacterial. It is important to do a strep test as medication is required if positive. ...Read more

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Sore throat past 3 wks mostly left side. Pain comes & goes during day and radiates up to my ear when swallowing. Very painful.?

Sore throat past 3 wks mostly left side. Pain comes & goes during day and radiates up to my ear when swallowing. Very painful.?

Sore throat: A sore throat for three weeks requires investigation which would include a throat inspection by a physician (to look for pharyngitis, tonsillitis) or a throat culture to check for strep (which is treated with antibiotics) and blood tests which include a cbc and differential cell count as well as a monotest (to detect infectious mononucleosis). See your physician who will order the appropriate tests ...Read more

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After a nap my ears were hurting. Only one is now hurting especially when I swallow no sore throat or fever?

After a nap my ears were hurting. Only one is now hurting especially when I swallow no sore throat or fever?

Earache: It could be a result of infection or allergies. Need to see your pcp if the pain persists. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat only on my left side, ear is throbbing on the left side only. No symptoms of flu or fever, hurts to swallow. What can I Take?

I have a sore throat only on my left side, ear is throbbing on the left side only. No symptoms of flu or fever, hurts to swallow. What can I Take?

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold virus (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly, mainly to see if antibiotics like amoxicillin are needed. Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain temporarily. ...Read more

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19 yrs old, sore throat on left side like somethings there, pain in left ear comes and goes, unnoticeable when eating, mostly when swallowing spit?

19 yrs old, sore throat on left side like somethings there, pain in left ear comes and goes, unnoticeable when eating, mostly when swallowing spit?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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