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How Are The Ear And Throat Connected
Eustacian tube: The back of nose, throat and tube draining the ears (eustacian tube) are in close proximity. ...Read more
Can smoking cause an inner ear problem/infection which can affect the throat and nose and you feel permanently unwell with cracks and pops in the ear?
Ear fluid: Of course smoking does not help, but i think your problem is due to nasal problems. I see you had a septoplasty. You may have ongoing nasal congestion that can lead to ear problems and fluid retention in the middle ear that can cause the cracks and pops. See an allergist to determine if allergies are the cause of your problems. ...Read more
Swimmers ear: certainly can cause fullness with reduction hearing. There is often pain and discharge as well. The ear canal is often visibly swollen. if your ear feels plugged, but not irritated, then it could be simply blocked by wax or water, and may simply need flushed. The doctor can quickly tell what you need by taking a look. ...Read more
How far away from the outer ear are the preauricular lymph nodes? Are they against the outer ear and more over.
Treatment : Treatment would depend on what the diagnosis is. Not all pain in the ear is caused by an ear problem. Sometimes the pain is referred to the ear along nerve pathways running through or near the ear. For instance, TMJ pain often refers pain to the ear, down the jawline, and even into the upper neck and temple areas. Throat inflammation ( as in tonsillitis) often refers pain to the ear, etc. An earache can also be from external otitis ("swimmer's ear), otitis media (middle ear infection), or even from pressure changes in the middle ear space such as eustachian tube dysfunction. Unfortunately, to answer your question fairly, if you are the one with the complaint, would require a proper history and exam. ...Read more
Why after eating a lot of food it causes inner ear to hurt with feeling of pain and pressure deep in the ear canal of both ears?
Ear pain: A bit less common. However, various things may be the cause. Overeating can reflux, depending on how badly and your personal symptoms because the anatomy of the eustachian tubes in the throat acid can actually enter the canals. Tmj, sore jaw joint from simply chewing too much food, may give a sense of ear pain. This isn't straight fwd ; is going to require an exam from your doc. Best luck! ...Read more
Ear drums are in pain and i believe it is because my eustachian tubes are not functioning properly or they are swollen. What can I do to relieve the pain?
Eustachian tube : A small tube goes from the back of your nose to your ears. = eustachian tube. When nose is plugged, tube gets blocked & gives you painful pressure in your ear(s). If pain persists, ear can become infected. If you have persistent/worsening pain, especially with fever, you should see a doc. Reduce your ear pain by treating allergies, drinking hot tea, gently blowing nose, maybe decongestant. ...Read more
What could cause an earache in both ears, if not infected? Pain behind ear and into neck, in addition to the ear itself.
Feeling of a lump in back of throat and stuffy nose, are these symptoms of a sinus infection and what can be done to alleviate these symptoms?
Knots or lumps under both of my ears near the neck. They are causing mucus and popping constantly in my ears. Can these be massaged out? What are they
Pressure in neck and ears. Close to the back of jaw. Also think my lymph nodes are hard close to the pressure. Really uncomfortable.
Allergy medicine: Over the counter allergy meds work very well, but aren't enough on their own for about 50% of us. Instead of stopping the otcs, f/u with your family doc and get some allergy nasal spray to add on to your otc allergy pills. You'll find that your symptoms resolve much better and life gets less drippy and sneezy. ...Read more
Is there a type of insect that enters your sinus area via ears and nose and burrows there? They can sometimes perforate your sinus too.
Insect in sinus area: I am sorry to hear that you swallowed a 'stink bug' 4-5 weeks ago and that now you feel as though it is still inside your nose moving around. I have taken many foreign bodies out of ears, noses, and airways, but never a stink bug. I am happy to give you some of my initial thoughts, but ultimately I am going to recommend that you make an appointment with an ENT or Ear Nose Throat physician to get evaluated. They will be able to take more of a history, examine you, and perform a flexible nasolaryngoscopy. This is an in office procedure where they pass a small fiberoptic scope through your nose to evaluate your nasal cavities, nasopharynx, pharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx (voice box). These are all of the cavities from nose to your voice box. If there is a foreign body present (such as a bug), they will be able to see it. I don't want to discredit your thoughts and feelings, but I doubt that there is a bug present in your nose anymore. I don't doubt that there may have been initially, but it is highly unlikely that it would have stayed in there for 4-5 weeks. It is more likely that you had a bug fly in there initially, and it irritated the mucosa (lining within your nose), and then even after the bug is gone, the lining may be continually irritated. Nonetheless the ENT will be able to examine you and tell you for sure if there is any foreign body present. Best of luck. ...Read more
Have itching and pain in both ears. The outside of them are almost closed. Mainly right ear. What could this be or what can I do for it?
Otitis externa: Sounds like you have an external ear infection (otitis externa). You need to have a doctor clean out the ear canal and put a wick in it to keep it from totally closing up and probably need to be on some antibiotic ear drops for a week to 10 days. You should do this as soon as you can. ...Read more
What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?
Possible infection: Lymph nodes are localized groups of white cells that are designed to attack foreign tissue, especially infections. When activated, there can be a burning sensation to the surrounding tissues. Ringing in the ear is a non specific symptom, but may be associated with inflammation and infection. Best to have this checked out. ...Read more
Why does the back of my throat feel itchy when my inner ear is itchy? I know they're connected but is this normal considering that I have ear infect.?
Likely normal: Angel, the middle ear space and the throat are connected by the eustachian tube. If you have an ear infection of the middle ear space - called otitis media, then it is possible that you may have symptoms in the throat as well. I would be sure to have your throat and ear examined to determine if you have a condition that requires treatment. ...Read more
My throat has been hurtn for a few months on the right side..feels like it's connected to my ear..went to the doc he said maybe allergies but I think ?
Could be: Your throat is connected to the middle ears by Eustachian tubes, their main function is to equalize pressure on both sides of the ear drums so we can hear better, chronic inflammation of any nature, allergy is one cause for, can affect the adenoids and the Eustachian tubes on bothior either side, salt water gargles and nasal washes can help, other prescription meds may be added by your doctor ...Read more
One side occasional throat pain. Somewhat connected to ear. Pain only when deep inhale/exhaling, worsen when lying down. GERD?
Not typical for GERD: Throat pain is often referred to the ears, the relationship of the pain with your respiratory effort is unclear but the unilateral nature and chronicity of your complaints makes a consultation with the otolaryngologist a wise step.Take care. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
Any ideas? Lower right neck aches, hurts to swallow on outside of throat, does not hurt when i turn head to right and swallow. Feels like a tendon above clavicle and sometimes seems connected to ear.
Eagle's syndrome: Or styloid-stylohyoid syndrome type i. The symptoms include a dull ache experienced during swallowing and chewing, ear pain, a persistent sore throat, or feeling of something caught in the throat. The characteristics of the pain resemble a neuritic type of pain and are best classified as glossopharyngeal neuritis. Rec see an orofacial pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My throat sores when I swallow. The strange part is that it feels connected to a pain in the back of the neck and the head.
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
Don't understand: 'm not able to guess very well what you're asking but try this for a response. 1. Rephrase the question and resubmit 2. Muscle spasms in the upper neck, ear, and eyes could be the description of a condition known as muscle dystonia. In the eyes this is known as blepharospasms. 3. Not sure what you mean when you include the ear but muscle spasms in eyelid can involve other muscles lower down too. ...Read more
Bloods came back- all fine regarding bloods and liver function. found a hard lump behind ear connected to my neck? i have minimal symptoms at the mo.
I had stye in my eye which was painful and today I noticed swelling in my right neck beneath jaw & next to ear. The pain is increasing too. Connected?
Likely Connected: A sty represents an infection. The swelling you describe sounds like the lymph nodes in this area are responding to your infection. The job of a lymph node is to fight and prevent the spread of infection. You did not say if the swellings are on the same side as your sty; if they are then the swellings represent nodes. See an ophthalmologist ASAP as you need treatment. ...Read more
Seedentist/physician: If both of your lymph nodes under your ears along your need are tender, start with your physician . If he/she does not find anything ( ear infection, strep throat) to treat be sure to have them look in your mouth. See your dentist. You could be having a problem with wisdom teeth or you have facial pain being referred from you jaw joints to your neck. ...Read more
Hearing loss?: Fullness in the ear is a non-specific symptom. It can be secondary to jaw joint problems. It you have no pain and no recent loss of hearing in that ear, it is very unlikely you have an ear infection. Fullness in the throat is again very non-specific. See an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
See your doctor: Your symptoms may be related to infection either viral or bacterial or allergies. You may have external otitis and a doctor need to see it , make a diagnosis and treat it. Your doctor can screen you for strep, mono, and flu as well and discuss allergies, sinusitis, and more. ...Read more
Pain meds, such as: Acetaminophen or ibuprofen will help. Gargle with warm salt water (1/4 tsp salt in 1 cup of warm water.) if congested in nose, it may help to use a decongestant like Sudafed by mouth or saline spay in nose. If symptoms aren't relieved in a few days, or you have swollen nodes in your neck, get it checked for strep throat, mono, ear infection. ...Read more
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When I get random sore throats. One of my ear inside starts to feel weird and hurts for awhile. What's going on? And how you treat it.
Referred otalgia: Pain in the throat can be referred to the ear via arnold's nerve. This is called referred otalgia (ear pain). The way to treat this is to treat the underlying throat issue. If it is random.. It may be acid reflux. It could also be sinus drainage. If you have persistent/continuous sore throat and ear pain with a history of smoking - see your ENT for evaluation of your throat to rule out cancer. ...Read more
Been feeling dizzy/lighthead off and on for past week. Nasal passages dry, throats dry, but head feels a little stuffy and ear full off and on. 34yo f?
Allergies: Dizziness and your other symptoms could occur with allergies, ear infections or other inner year issues, or less likely sinus problems. I might try some allergy meds like Flonase or something similar and possibly a Claritin type medication for 5 to 7 days and if no better see a medical provider. If you are running fevers or other new symptoms occur, you may need to see a medical provider sooner ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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