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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.?

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

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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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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?

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

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One side occasional throat pain. Somewhat connected to ear. Pain only when deep inhale/exhaling, worsen when lying down. GERD?

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.
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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.

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 more

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Can you tell me are soar throat, ear ache and red eye connected?

Can you tell me are soar throat, ear ache and red eye connected?

Probably: Sounds like a viral illness and these things are likely connected. See your doc to be sure. ...Read more

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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.

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

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If u have muscle spasm it connected too in upper neck, ear and eyes?

If u have muscle spasm it connected too in upper neck, ear and eyes?

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

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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.

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.

See specialist: You should see a specialist who may biopsy the area or get a radiological exam like a CT scan. This could be a lymph node or a mass in the tail of your parotid salivary gland ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hard painful pimples on right side of back. Taking antibiotics for sinus infection, but right ear and neck still hurt. Are they connected by the meds?

Painful pimples: You may have shingles on the right side if your back which is also affecting your neck and ear. Antibiotics would have no effect on the shingles asit is caused by a virus. ...Read more

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What might lead to pain in the ear and throat?

What might lead to pain in the ear and throat?

Common problem: The infections of the throat is affecting the ear as there is a connection between the ear and throat. Causes are: allergy, inflammatory or infectious, swollen glands and TMJ. See your PCP for consultation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a common cause that can lead to a pain in the ear and throat when swallowing?

Is there a common cause that can lead to a pain in the ear and throat when swallowing?

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

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Cause of ear and throat fullness? No pain

Cause of ear and throat fullness? No pain

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

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I have an itch in inner ears and throat, how to treat?

I have an itch in inner ears and throat, how to treat?

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

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My throat and ears hurt what can I do to relieve the pain?

My throat and ears hurt what can I do to relieve the pain?

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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I'm not sure what else it could be because my throat and ears hurt also?

I'm not sure what else it could be because my throat and ears hurt also?

Unfortunately: Answering in the general question area is not effective. The original health care provider will only get your response if you are using an in-box consultation or a video consultation. Those are not free but HealthTap does have a process for you to obtain these consultations for free through a charity for this purpose. Contact support to find out more about it. ...Read more

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Is it a health concern when an ear has a hole inside to a point that something can go through to the throat?

Umm: A hole in ear drum will allow medicine or liquid to drain into your throat. The only real health concerns are getting water in ear causing infection. And hearing loss from the hole. You should see an ENT doc to check it out! ...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

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The whole right side of my head hurts. My ear hurts. The right side of my throats hurts. The skin covering the right side of my head is tender.?

The whole right side of my head hurts. My ear hurts. The right side of my throats hurts. The skin covering the right side of my head is tender.?

Side of head tender: You likely have a form of infection in your throat, right ear, sinusitis, or even a tonsil abscess. You should seek medical evaluation and treatment now. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I went to a doctorand he told me I have uvulitis - I'm on meds but still have pain, feels like something crawling up my throat, and also pain in ears?

I went to a doctorand he told me I have uvulitis - I'm on meds but still have pain, feels like something crawling up my throat, and also pain in ears?

Uvulitis: Its always taken as serious infection. It can cause difficulty breathing and swallowing. Continue the antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor and follow up as schedule. ...Read more

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Sudden localized pain on L side throat, 24 hours after onset L ear begin to hurt. 72 hours later still painful, hurts to touch, all of L side uncomfy?

Sudden localized pain on L side throat, 24 hours after onset L ear begin to hurt. 72 hours later still painful, hurts to touch, all of L side uncomfy?

Infection: It could be a tonsil infection that is spreading to the lymph node on that side or even to the deeper tissues in the back of the throat. If you have severe pain, trouble opening your mouth all the way, fever or it sounds like you have marbles in your mouth while you're talking then I would go to an urgent care now. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my heavy/ sore chest ear and throats ache?

Viral: Based on what you are describing the most common cause could be viral. But we would have to know your age how long you been feel having the symptoms and plus or minus fever would also be helpful to give you a more definitive cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Had cold few week back, that cleared, now I have a blocked nose on and off, feels like my throats full of mucus, ears abit crackly and a little wet.

Had cold few week back, that cleared, now I have a blocked nose on and off, feels like my throats full of mucus, ears abit crackly and a little wet.

Likely sinusitis: Your symptoms are suggesting sinusitis, which is most of the times viral and symptom control may suffice- for example nasal saline, Acetaminophen/ibuprofen, Claritin. If symptoms persist over 5-7 days or worsen suddenly see your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy throat and ears?

What can cause an itchy throat and ears?

Allergies: Allergies or early signs of a cold are the most likely explanations. ...Read more

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How come my throat and ears are always itchy?

How come my throat and ears are always itchy?

Itch: This sounds like allergy which may be due to inhallents or/and food (s). There are steroid drops that work well for ear itch. Steroid pills may help throat. Get checked for allergy so you know what to avoid. ...Read more

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What might lead to pain in the throat and ear?

Infection/allegy: Pain in throat and ear can be due to a viral or bacterial infection. Sometimes it can be due to allergies causing blockage of eustacian tube. ...Read more

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Ears and throat hurt after cleaning ears with qtip?

Stop using q-tips: The throat pain is likely referred pain from the ear irritation.

No q-tips in the ears please! To clean your ears let soap and water flood your ears in the shower, then tilt your head and let it run out. Also the over the counter ear was kits available at the pharmacy are good. If you already have a wax plug a doctor will need to remove it. ...Read more

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Can chronic rhinitus of any type affect your ears and throat?

Can chronic rhinitus of any type affect your ears and throat?

Family practice.: Your ears nose and throat are often infected together along with the sinuses. ...Read more

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Throats sore and I now have an ear ache. What is a good remedy?

Throats sore and I now have an ear ache. What is a good remedy?

Needs to be checked: You can take some pain pills and gargle with warm water with salt. If not better or if you have other symptoms like fever, difficulty swallowing or swollen glands in neck, then consult your doctor as you may need to be treated with antobiotics. ...Read more

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Can sore throats result from having someones tongue in your ear?

No: The short answer is 'no'. You would need to have something of theirs in your mouth to make your throat sore. ...Read more

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Can post nasel drip cause your throat and ear to hurt only on one side?

Can post nasel drip cause your throat and ear to hurt only on one side?

Post nasal drip: Your drip my cause irritation on only one side and may also become infected. If it persists I would see your. Doctor ...Read more

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I'm worried because my inner throat and ear itches, what do you suggest?

See your doctor: You may be infected or having allergies. Your doctor can diagnose and treat the problem appropriately. ...Read more

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Is is possible for something to go into the ear and end up in the throat?

Ear and throat: No. This can happen only if the ear drum is perfortaed (has a hole). If there is no hole then this is not possible. ...Read more

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For the last few days I had really sharp pains in the left side of my throat and some pain iny left ear in much pain.

See a Doctor.: They can see if you have an ear infection, blocked eustachian tube (pressure equalizer for ear) - causes pain if blocked, or if you have a throat infection. In the interim you can use salt water gargyles or mix honey:lemon for throat pain. ...Read more

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On my left side I have ear and neck fullness. And feel like slightly fullness in my throat. I'm 24 years old. What can it be?

You need an exam: Symptoms such as "fullness" in the left ear and neck area, along with similar sensation in throat, need to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more