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What causes ear pain that travels down the neck area?

What causes ear pain that travels down the neck area?

This is called ...: Referred pain. The pain centers in the throat and ear and TMJ are close enough that disease in one area can produce pain in the others. Ear pain does not usually refer to the throat however, it usually the other way. Some one with tonsillitis or a cancer in the throat will often complain of ear pain. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel pain in no-hole ear some time after pressing the outside of the ear? Pain goes up and down. I used oiled cotton pads in shower.

Is it normal to feel pain in no-hole ear some time after pressing the outside of the ear? Pain goes up and down. I used oiled cotton pads in shower.

Need diagnosis: If you push in front of the ear, you may have a problem with the jaw joint. Another possibility is the use of a Q-tip may be irritating the skin of the external ear canal causing external otitis, which is an infection of the ear canal skin. Stop using instruments to clean your ear canals. I presume the term "no-hole ear" means you have no perforation of the ear drum. ...Read more

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I'm having face jaw and ear pain worse when i lie down?

I'm having face jaw and ear pain worse when i lie down?

PAIN: What you describe warrants you seeing a dentist and\or physician (probably an ENT specialist) to determine the cause(s) of your pain. Having it worsen when you lie down may help your doctor diagnose it, but is inconsequential to this type of forum as we can't physically treat you regardless. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my ear pain radiates down my throat and I have a swollen jaw and throat?

Is it normal that my ear pain radiates down my throat and I have a swollen jaw and throat?

No.: Can get referred pain to the ear from a throat or jaw issue. Best tp see your otolaryngologist for exam, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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

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When I lie down with my left ear down on pillow, I have ear pain in left ear & a crackling, "fluidy" sound..also feels full (pressure). Ear infection?

When I lie down with my left ear down on pillow, I have ear pain in left ear & a crackling, "fluidy" sound..also feels full (pressure). Ear infection?

Possibly OME: There are several types of ear infections to think about here. The fullness and pressure may be what we call otitis media with effusion, which does not require antibiotics, but rather local numbing drops and time. The second kind is "acute otitis media" which is an active infection with purulent infected fluid behind the eardrum, sometimes fever and severe earache. ...Read more

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I have blood and yellow mucus, chest pains, sore throat, feel like I'm suffocating when I lay down, ear pain, and headache that won't go away.

I have blood and yellow mucus, chest pains, sore throat, feel like I'm suffocating when I lay down, ear pain, and headache that won't go away.

Please see your: doctor or go to the Emergency Room. You need to be examined to be properly diagnosed and treated. You may just have a virus, but you need to be checked for strep throat and have your chest listened to, so that if there is pneumonia or bronchitis, it can be diagnosed. ...Read more