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Dr. Corey Clay
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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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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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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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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