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How To Treat Swollen Tonsil And Ear Pain
I've been suffering from Left ear pain accompanied by swollen and painful left tonsil. I kissed a new partner a few days before could it be the reason?
Whenever we share body fluids there's always a chance of an infection being passed along. The ear pain is probably referred pain from the throat. Gargle warm salt water, eat soft cool foods and if not better in 5 days see MD - sooner if significant fever/vomiting/rash.
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Hi I have been having a sore right tonsil an right ear pain on an off for a month now! my tonsil doesn't look swollen but it looks like there may be a?
Needs evaluation. : It is fairly common for something happening in the tonsil to manifest with ear pain. If the tonsil looks normal then i would be worried about a tumor within the tonsil. I know that I am probably over reacting but i always take very seriously simultaneous throat and ear pain. See ent. ...Read more
Pain behind last tooth. Swollen right tonsil. White stuff on it. Swollen neck glands right side. Right ear pain. I'm going crazy.
8 yo w/ a sore throat yesterday, 2day tonsils look swollen but not red, ear pain, mild fever 37.7C, no cold symp. Warrants evaluation or is it early?
Evaluation: In an 8 y/o, especially with lack of cold symptoms, I would be concerned about strep throat. You don't have to have red tonsils or white patches to have strep throat. You gave it couple of days (which is good for strep -studies show if you wait a day or two before treating less likely to recur), so now it's time to see if it is strep, and have quick exam to make sure no enlargement of liver/spleen ...Read more
Swollen tonsills and ear pain? What is this also habe swlen glands in neck on left side and pain behind left ear like as swollen lymonode back behind my ear
Tongue, throat and ear pain with lymph node swollen, all on the right side only. Its hard to swallow an hurts when i open my mouth? Whats wrong?
See a doctor: This could be an infection, and should be checked by a health care professional. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis & tooth extraction 2 mths ago.Face swollen, head/ear pain, cold symptoms, temp. Seen Drs recently. should I see again or self-treat?
2 avenues: See Oral Surgeon to evaluate extraction site. See ENT to evaluate sinus. Sounds like infection, and that requires more than OTCs. ...Read more
Deep cavity on right bottom teeth, waiting to get root canal, fixed 2 cavities on top right, right tonsil and ear pain, is there a correlation here?
Yes, referred pain: Tooth infection have the capacity to produce constant boring referred pain to throat and ear. See your dentist ASAP to complete your treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more
Can laser tonsillectomy be performed if tonsils cancer is a possibility? I have an enlarged tonsil and ear pain. Ent & pcp say no cancer. Want it out.
I had inflamed and painful tonsils only on the left side two weeks ago, also caused ear pain. I'm ok now but i've developed an elongated uvula, why?
Uvula: Most of the time, when the uvula gets big or long, it is from swelling. Swelling of the uvula can occur with any kind of insult to the tonsils or throat, like a viral or bacterial infection, which you probably recently suffered. It could also have occurred from any kind of trauma, but you didnt mention anything. It should go down over the next several days, but could take a couple of weeks. ...Read more
ADHD/Bipolar: No offense if u r honest. Your doctor will be empathetic to your concerns. Talk to him/her about your symptoms & concerns openly. After all, you are the patient. ...Read more
Expected after T+A: Your ears often hurt after the tonsils have been removed. Spasm of some of the throat muscles (which head up towards the ears, confusing the patient about where the pain is really coming from). Chewing gum or gummy candies can really help. Motrin is now permitted for most patients after surgery and can help too. It should go away within a week. ...Read more
Painful lymph node on left side, some ear pain when ear is touched. Ear is red. No flu symptoms and no tonsils. X 3 days now. Ear is new?
Cellulitis: This sounds like a soft tissue infection involving the external ear and possibly the external auditory canal. You should be seen as soon as possible by a doctor and have this diagnosed and managed. It can turn very severe quickly if not treated. ...Read more
My L tonsil has been bigger than R for as long as I can remember. Shrunk a little in the last 4 months. ENT says ok. Now I have L ear pain. Cancer?
Mastoidectomy(sp)in06.Relief to years of painful/chronic ear pain, multiple surgeries, adenoids, tonsils etc.Puss behind eardrum now.Could need surgery?
ENT/workup: The infected material can be drained and a tube placed by your ENT surgeon. Since you have had so many ear and sinus infections, an evaluation for ciliary ( small hairs that help prevent infection by removing debris) defects can be performed by the ENT surgeon. In addition, if you have had recurrent pneumonias, a CF sweat test can be performed to rule out CF. ...Read more
Is tonsil cancer quite obvious to ENTs? I seen ENT 4 asymmetry and also PCP. They both say not to worry. Ear pain diagnosed as TMJ. Should I worry?
Extreme dizziness, a lot of tonsil stones, some ear pain and tinnitus for a week. What could be causing the dizziness? There is no ear wax or fluid.
Dizziness: Extreme dizziness can be from many causes including severe infection, dehydration, increased pressure in the middle ear space, inner ear inflammation (labrynthitis), cardiac disease, stroke or TIA. An urgent care for formalized testing and in person neurological exam is likely required. Please get help. ...Read more
How do I cure health anxiety? I am obsessed with tonsil cancer. Seen ENT and he wasn't concerned. Since then ear pain on same side as enlarged tonsil?
Anxiety treatment: Seeking treatment with a psychotherapist would be a great start. Evaluation of the underlying issues that have you obsessed with your tonsils despite reassurance from your physician may be tremendously helpful. Additionally, Xanax (alprazolam) may not be the appropriate drug for you. ...Read more
I have throat pain on the right side and severe ear pain. My tonsils were removed last year. Is this something I should get checked out?
Yes, see a Dr.: You should see a dr. To get a good clinical exam. Depending on your specific condition and examination, an appropriate course of treatment can be determined. Good luck. ...Read more
Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?
Right side only: tonsil very swollen, burns, neck pain, ear pain w/ ringing. Dr said it's not ear infection or strep (quick culture). Tonsillitis?
Maybe: Naming the infection gets a little fuzzy (tonsilitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis). Most are viral infections that have typical 7-10 day span. Important to rule out strep (moreso for children) because it is treatable and may have serious effects if not treated. Any inflammation in this tight area can cause lymphoid/tonsil swelling, ear discomfort, soreness. Worst case may be abscess under the tissue ...Read more
53 year old left ear pain 2 dayNo fever.hurts very bad to swallow. Went to UC told no infection-ear membrane sucking in. Now left tonsil large?
Probable infection: Asymmetric tonsillar hypertrophy should be evaluated. The most likely etiologies include infection, early abscess or cryptic debris (tonsil stones) however tumors can also form in the tonsils. The pain is referred to your ear. Saline gargles to start and increase water intake. Antibiotics may be necessary. An experienced PCP or otolaryngology should take a look with any persistent enlargement. ...Read more
Can ear pain from TMJ be perceived as throat pain? Dr diagnosed me with TMJ but I can feel an achy feeling above tonsil in upper mouth. Allergies?
Yes, but: That can be one of the symptoms associated with TMJ but not the primary symptom. If throat pain is the primary pain, see an ENT doc to make sure you don't have a serious throat prpblem. ...Read more
3 weeks feel something stuck behind left tonsil, like stones had before but can't see anything. Left ear pain and sore throat off and on. Concern?
Symptoms: unilateral enlarged tonsil (left side), swollen lymph node, throat and ear pain all on left side, extreme fatigue, weight loss for 2 months.
Had tonsillitis week & on erythromycin. Getting rapidly worse -green spots covering tonsils, blood phlem, chills/fever, ear pain. Is this normal?
Maybe not: for bacterial throat infection that will respond to antibiotic, would expect some improvement within 3-4 days. If taking an antibiotic for a week without improvement, and an infection is present, then the infection is either due to something other than bacteria or due to a strain resistant to the antibiotic used. keep the prescribing physician up to date. ...Read more
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