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Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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I'm experiencing sore throat while swallowing, headache, yellow spots in mouth, fever, runny nose, ear pain;feels like there's water inside of the ear?

I'm experiencing sore throat while swallowing, headache, yellow spots in mouth, fever, runny nose, ear pain;feels like there's water inside of the ear?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have access to your doctor and your symptoms worsen, go the emergency department of the nearby hospital.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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By day 2 of antibiotic a soft quarter sized lump showed up on my right side of neck. Day 5 I feel achy and slight runny nose, ear ache. Why?

By day 2 of antibiotic a soft quarter sized lump showed up on my right side of neck. Day 5 I feel achy and slight runny nose, ear ache. Why?

Reactive node: This sounds like a lymph node that is reacting to a viral syndrome that is evolving. This is not uncommon. Use symptomatic treatments and finish your antibiotics but remember that viruses generally do not respond to antibiotics. The node may take several months to go down. ...Read more

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Runny nose and ear ache. Is there a quick fix for this?

Runny nose and ear ache. Is there a quick fix for this?

Decongestant: Oral decongestants will help if your symptoms started within the past 3 days. If longer, you need to see a doctor to treat a possible ear infection. ...Read more

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My daughter has a runny nose. No fever and is complaining of an ear ache. What now?

My daughter has a runny nose. No fever and is complaining of an ear ache. What now?

Ear ache: Depends on her age! But after six months if no fever you can wait for 2-3 days and if no improvement get her examined. Be sure to use a pain reliever while waiting ...Read more

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Four year old with a congested sounding cough runny nose and complains with ear ache any idea what it could be?

Four year old with a congested sounding cough runny nose and complains with ear ache any idea what it could be?

? middle ear infecton: Your 4 yr old definately has ahead cold. If the ear pain is not improving with offerring more fluids, upright positioning-see you pediatrician. The exam will reveal the answer! ...Read more

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I have an ear ache plus congestion and runny nose. Do you think it might be an ear infection and should I go to the doctor?

I have an ear ache plus congestion and runny nose. Do you think it might be an ear infection and should I go to the doctor?

It could be.: Congestion plugs up the opening between the middle ear and the nose, causing your ears to feel full and occasionally hurt. You could try a dehumidifier, shower, sugarless gum chewing or some oral decongestant to see if it relieves the pain; if not, you do need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Had a slight sore throat, runny nose and ear ache for past 3-4 days and I'm getting over it but this morning I woke up and couldn't taste anything?

Had a slight sore throat, runny nose and ear ache for past 3-4 days and I'm getting over it but this morning I woke up and couldn't taste anything?

Loss of taste: It is not unusual to lose the sense of smell with colds and sinus infections. If this continues see your doctor. You may need treatment. ...Read more

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Upset stomach sore throat runny nose earache headache body hurts what's my problem?

Upset stomach sore throat runny nose earache headache body hurts what's my problem?

Viral syndrome..: Sounds like you may be suffering of a virus especially if it has been happening for a few days. If it lasts more than 7 days., get very sick and cannot tolerate anything by mouth you should get seen. If symptoms not severe rest as much as you can and drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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I have a headache, toothache, earache, sore throat, burning eyes, runny nose, and my cheek bones hurt really bad?

I have a headache, toothache, earache, sore throat, burning eyes, runny nose, and my cheek bones hurt really bad?

Fever?: Agree with all answers because at this point cannot determine if it a dental or medical cause. But if it the weekend, pain is severe, swelling develops and you are running a fever, I would suggest a visit to an urgent care center or even an er. Some may have a panoramic xray machine that could begin the diagnosis and make proper referral. ...Read more

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I have a cough but nothing comes up, feel mucus in my throat, ear ache/pressure, swollen tonsils. No congestion or runny nose or sore throat. Help?

Post nasal drip: Chances are you have a post nasal drip.While you not feel your nose congested during the day it may be dripping while you are sleeping at night. To help I would steam yourself in a hot shower for 30 minutes a day then use saline nose drops during the day lots of fluids and take a cough medicine like mucinex (guaifenesin). ...Read more

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Symptoms are a runny nose, inner ear pain, headache, achey joints, tiredness and lack of appetite. What do I possibly have? Symptoms come and go...

Symptoms are a runny nose, inner ear pain, headache, achey joints, tiredness and lack of appetite. What do I possibly have? Symptoms come and go...

Could be flu: You could have influenza or another upper respiratory viral infection. Sometimes these infections also give you aches and fatigue. If your symptoms are severe see your doctor. If your symptoms have been going on longer than a week or two I also suggest that you see a doctor to get an exam and possibly some blood tests done to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Hi. I was wondering if I can take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu? I have a stuffy nose but a headache and ear ache also..

Hi. I was wondering if I can take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu? I have a stuffy nose but a headache and ear ache also..

Depends: If your non-drowsy allergy relief contains a decongestant, it may keep you awake although it would provide some relief in your nasal congestion. If it contains just an antihistamine, it would not help your cold but would not keep you awake either. For short term use, an OTC nasal congestant spray may be more effective (not to be used for more than 5 days). ...Read more

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I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now I'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head. I rarely get headaches. Help?

I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now I'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head. I rarely get headaches. Help?

See below: Any sinus congestion? Earache may have been part of URI including sinuses, which can cause referred pain to back of head. Try nasal irrigation with saline spray. If not being treated for high blood pressure, might add decongestant. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If develop fever &/or purulent nasal discharge, see pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Viral syndrome: It sounds like your symptoms are more than you can handle at home. You've tried taking over-the-counter therapies like Paracetamol? You should call your doc since you have dizziness and could be dehydrated. I recommend chicken soup, fluids, and REST until you can be seen. You need something for the chest too-like an inhaler (albuterol). Limit stress and sleep well to avoid these type of infections ...Read more

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I have been having headaches on the right side of my head for two weeks now and the occasional ear ache. Now accompanied by noises while laying down.

I have been having headaches on the right side of my head for two weeks now and the occasional ear ache. Now accompanied by noises while laying down.

Neurologist: I recommend a consultation with a neurologist to evaluate these persistent headaches. Since there is also tinnitus, imaging studies will be ordered to look for an acoustic neuronoma, and, if needed, referral to an otolaryngologist will be made because of the ear discomfort and noises you hear. ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Headache, brain fog, ear ache, pressure all on one side of head?

Headache, brain fog, ear ache, pressure all on one side of head?

Doctor can evaluate: In an older child or adult, pressure on one side of the head, with some earache, can be from an ear infection, a sinus infection, or some problem inside the throat. A doctor can evaluate to see if antibiotics are needed. Occasionally, shingles can happen on the head and cause theses symptoms (antiviral medicine is the treatment). Sometimes, migraine headaches can cause similar symptoms to these. ...Read more

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I have nasal/facial pressure and I feel it in my head it happens often there's no congestion, no headache, no ear ache what could this be &how to fix?

I have nasal/facial pressure and I feel it in my head it happens often there's no congestion, no headache, no ear ache what could this be &how to fix?

Facial pressure: If you're feeling facial pressure, as well as nasal pressure, that is an indication that there is congestion or swelling of the mucous membrane in the nose and or sinuses. This could be a non-allergic, allergic, or infectious rhinosinusitis condition to name a few causes. There could be anatomic issues that are affecting nasal and sinus drainage. See an otolaryngologist for full evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a swollen painful lump behind my right ear that just appeared from nowhere and there's bruising. No head trama, ear ache just headaches?

I have a swollen painful lump behind my right ear that just appeared from nowhere and there's bruising. No head trama, ear ache just headaches?

Probably infected gl: Sounds like infection of either sebaceous gland or hair follicle, If it is painful you might benefit from antibiotic. I gets bigger and does not respond to medicine may need to be lansed ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.?

I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.?

Needs to be checked: With all these symptoms in ear and jaw and pain in back of head. It is possible it is due to an infectious process somewhere in ear or jaw. I suggest you make an apt with your doctor and get it checked ...Read more

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32 weeks pregnat and have a really bad sinus headache runny nose and right ear pain my body feels weak should I go to er?

Call your doctor: You sound like you have a sinus and possibly an ear infection. Because you are pregnant you don't want to ignore these symptoms. I say call your primary doctor and see if they want to start an antibiotic and see you in the morning. ...Read more

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Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?

Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?

You sound sick.: This all could represent a sinus infection, but the unilaterality and midback pain are curious elements. You really should have a good local examination by a physician today to know for sure what's going on. ...Read more

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I have got a couth& cold, ear ache (sometimes head ache) my ribs really ache and I fell weak?

I have got a couth& cold, ear ache (sometimes head ache) my ribs really ache and I fell weak?

There are...: ...Many illnesses that include the symptoms you've described. Most of those illnesses are viruses that resolve over time. You need lots of rest, lots of fluids, and maybe some analgesic (tylenol, ibuprofen) for pain. If it goes on longer than a week, if you develop high fevers, vomiting, trouble breathing, or anything significantly worse than the cold symptoms you describe, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 8 year old girl has had a ear ache and head ache for two weeks now she's had antibiotic two weeks ago why is she still in pain?

Hard to say: The 1st antibiotic used for an ear infection has a failure rate of 5% or more depending on which studies you read. A recheck is standard for any ear infection, but really needed when the problem does not improve. The ear drum and teeth also share a common nerve supply so sometimes ear pain can be a tooth/jaw issue. I would schedule a visit to sort this out. ...Read more

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What can cause an ear ache, head ache and tooth ache?

What can cause an ear ache, head ache and tooth ache?

Pulpitis: Certain teeth w/ inflamed pulps cause referred pain that result in headaches
upper molars refer pain to the temporal area causing headaches
lorwer molars refer pain to the ear
these are just 2 of the more common examples causing headaches. ...Read more

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more