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My throat hurts so bad I can't swallow, drink, or eat anything i can't even move my tongue and I have a bad cough, I also have earache help?!

My throat hurts so bad I can't swallow, drink, or eat anything i can't even move my tongue and I have a bad cough, I also have earache help?!

Medical care STAT!: Your symptoms strongly suggest severe swelling of the tonsils, the area behind your tonsils or even deep in the soft tissue in the neck. You might have a tonsillar abscess which would need to be surgically drained. If you can't even swallow your saliva, there could be so much swelling it could interfere with your airway. Go to the E.R. STAT! ...Read more

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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I woke up this morning with a bad ear ache and jaw pain, it also hurts to eat. I am 39 and have never had a ear ache before or jaw pain. ?

I woke up this morning with a bad ear ache and jaw pain, it also hurts to eat. I am 39 and have never had a ear ache before or jaw pain. ?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain. Headache, earache, fullness in the ear, ear popping, bite discomfort, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your dentist or Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Does reading help or hurt you when you have an earache?

Does reading help or hurt you when you have an earache?

No effect: Reading should have no effect on an earache. The organ systems are (for this purpose) completely isolated from each other. ...Read more

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My ears hurt. Not earache?

Possible TMJ: An ear infection usually follows a cold and has hearing loss, sometimes fever and drainage. It can affect one or both ears. The exam is abnormal. If both ears hurt and exam is normal consider TMJ problem from chewing muscles being tight or infection behind palate. Hearing is normal but ears might feel full. ...Read more

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I have a earache and it hurts really bad. What should i do?

I have a earache and it hurts really bad. What should i do?

A physical exam: Ideally the best thing to do is see your family doctor for evaluation and treatment , the second best course is an urgent care center, next best move is to try an over the counter anti inflammatory for temporary relief until you can be seen by a medical provider. There are lots of reasons for ear pain, it could be as simple as allergies or it could be an infection, more information and an exam ...Read more

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Throat hurts, earaches, tootache, and neck pain?

Ear, tooth, neck: Sounds like a possible maxillary sinus infection. Recommend seeing you family physician ...Read more

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Will an earache cause my tooth to hurt?

No But: A molar tooth on the lower jaw can cause your ear to hurt. Please see your dentist to get evaluated and if there is no tooth issue i would recommend that you see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have a earache and my shoulder blade hurts too - it's been like this all morning.?

I have a earache and my shoulder blade hurts too - it's been like this all morning.?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Listened to loud music for weeks. Suddenly both eardrums hurt on and off for 1w, especially w/ loud noise. Headache come after the earaches. Help?

Listened to loud music for weeks. Suddenly both eardrums hurt on and off for 1w, especially w/ loud noise. Headache come after the earaches. Help?

Ear trauma: You could have a problem with your stapedius reflex which should dampen the loud noises that come into your ear canal. there has been an increasing incidence of hearing loss in young people who assault their ears with very loud music. See an audiologist and an ear/nose/throat specialist soon! ...Read more

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What does it mean if my head hurts continuously with an earache?

What does it mean if my head hurts continuously with an earache?

Possible earinfectio: ear pain can be generated from your ear, or a bad tooth, or from jaw pain, like TMJ. if you have a fever, it would suggest an infection, which may require antibiotics to clear. ...Read more

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