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I Have A Sore Throat And My Ear Hurts When I Swallow What Can Thus Be
I have a sore throat, a headache, and my ear hurts. It's to the point I'm drooling because it hurts to swallow anything. What might it be?
I don't have a sore throat but I did recently have nasal congestion due to allergies. The congestion is gone but my ear hurts a lot when I swallow.
See Allergist: In patients with poorly controlled allergic rhinitis, symptoms can often manifest as ear fullness or pain. Treating your allergies properly with avoidance measures and medications usually resolves these symptoms. For acute pain have ear examined to rule out infection. See an Allergist in order to diagnose your allergen sensitivities and maximize your medication regimen so that you feel better. ...Read more
I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?
Sinus infection?: cold symptoms for more than about 10-14 days may indicate a sinus infection or ear infection. The pain on one side could also be from an infected lymph node or tonsillar infection. If you have fever, see a doctor today. Otherwise call your doc and have them check you out. ...Read more
I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now i have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?
I just got my widow teeth taken out over a week ago. I'm in a lot of pain. I got a really bad sore throat and my ear hurts is that Common?
Go back to dentist: No, this is not the rule, but rather the exception. You must be examined to determine what is going on and since it may be infectious it would be wise to go sooner rather than later. Good luck. ...Read more
Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat ... Also sometimes when i sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?
Runny nose and itch: The symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and itching are consistent with allergies. The ear discomfort that comes with sneezing can be seen with "eustachian tube dysfunction" where nasal congestion leads to poor functioning of the tube connecting the middle ear to the throat. Once the congestion is relieved, so will the ear pain. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger of the symptoms. ...Read more
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