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My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

My daughter has small itchy red bumps with a kind of scaly or blister like center. She recently had a fever, swollen glands, and sore throat.

Post sore throat ras: This is likely guttate psoriasis that occurs after some strep infections. Generally this resolves on its own. If the skin lesions continue to spread, become more painful or develop red streaks, take her to her pediatrician. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Itchy ears and sore throat and dry plugged nose what is this?

Itchy ears and sore throat and dry plugged nose what is this?

Probable allergies: Itchy ears could be caused by wax or eczema. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. Prescribed cortisone drops usually are very effective. Sore throat and congested nose could be caused by viruses, bacterias and allergies. Allergies are very common. Tx try Claritin (loratadine) or allegra, but no decongestant like claritin-d/afrin/allegra-d. Decongestants can elevate blood pressure, cause racing heart/insomnia. ...Read more

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I have a rattling sound in my chest, itchy ears, and a sore throat but no other symptoms. Should I see a dr or wait a little?

I have a rattling sound in my chest, itchy ears, and a sore throat but no other symptoms. Should I see a dr or wait a little?

Rattling sound: The most common cause would be a viral URI - which usually gets better on its own. But we take special precaution with people who smoke, have diabetes, underlying lung problems (asthma, copd). Or if there's any shortness of breath or extended fever. ...Read more

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I have itchy watery eyes, clear drainage in nose, draining itchy ears, cough, itchy sore throat, any ideas what this could be?

I have itchy watery eyes, clear drainage in nose, draining itchy ears, cough, itchy sore throat, any ideas what this could be?

? allergies: All of the symptoms you have certainly could be caused by allergy mediated issues with post nasal drip, congestion, itchiness, etc. ...Read more

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I get frequent itchy left ear following a sore throat on the left side, why is this? It happens atleast once every 2 month. Is it just ear wax/allergy

I get frequent itchy left ear following a sore throat on the left side, why is this? It happens atleast once every 2 month. Is it just ear wax/allergy

It is your: Allergy acting up. Get some otc allergy meds and start taking them on a daily basis. Some food / fruits can cause the itching and sore throat you just described. You may need to make a list yourself of what you are sensitive to and have an allergist check you out if condition worsened. ...Read more

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I'm abroad & previously lost voice& stronger allergy meds helped. Now have sore throat, chest congestion, and itchy ear. Do I have allergies or a cold?

I'm abroad & previously lost voice& stronger allergy meds helped. Now have sore throat, chest congestion, and itchy ear. Do I have allergies or a cold?

? Both: Allergies can be superimposed by infections, especially viral infections, can give same symptoms as having colds, trust there are drug stores where you currently are, saline nasal washes, salt water gargles, plenty of fluids and rest as much as you can will definitely help, allergy meds with decongestants, unless hypertensive, taken regularly would help too, antibiotics later if those measures fail ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry mouth and itchy ear canal. What could this be?

I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry mouth and itchy ear canal. What could this be?

Call doctor: Best to call doctor to have entire head checked, then appropriate treatment can be started to get you back to health. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and itchy ears?

I have a sore throat and itchy ears?

Allergy: Since you have not shared any information with us about yourself, including your age and medical history, its not possible to provide you with a proper or relevant response. Given the limited description of your sx, you may be experiencing environmental allergies and may benefit from OTC antihistamines. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old female that is yet to be allergic to something. Last two days I have had a red, sore throat and incredibly itchy ears.

I am a 25 year old female that is yet to be allergic to something. Last two days I have had a red, sore throat and incredibly itchy ears.

Viral: The red sore throat is likely from a viral infection which however does not usually cause itchy ears. Perhaps you have a fungal infection in the external ear canals often from getting water into the ears. If so, you will need to consult your doctor to get you some antifungal ear drops (+/-) cortisone. I don't believe these two conditions are more coincidental than connected however. ...Read more

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I have a very sore throat, chest congestion, cough, and itchy ears. It has been 2 days and it is only getting worse. What could this be?

I have a very sore throat, chest congestion, cough, and itchy ears. It has been 2 days and it is only getting worse. What could this be?

Congestion: Likely a viral illness. Can take a week to 10 days to run its course. Typically medicate symptoms and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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I'm 43 years old no known allergies I've had a sore throat for three weeks I wake up congested with green flegm every morning my ears are itchy as wel?

I'm 43 years old no known allergies I've had a sore throat for three weeks I wake up congested with green flegm every morning my ears are itchy as wel?

You may have: Unknown allergies. Your symptoms seem consistent with environmental allergies resulting in allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Try taking an OTC non-sedating antihistamine like loratadine. An allergist can help you discover if you are allergic to pollens, etc. ...Read more

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My ears are draining & itchy. Also my nose causing a sore throat. My allergys most likely? Any over counter med recommends?

My ears are draining & itchy. Also my nose causing a sore throat. My allergys most likely? Any over counter med recommends?

M.D.visit/mgt: More information is needed though I would advise an over the counter antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine). Ear drainage and sore throat can indicate an infection, and I would advise following up with your physician. ...Read more

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Been having sore throat for 5 days, ear itchy for 2 days and joint aches but not sure are RA related. On Humira (adalimumab) injection. Pls help.?

Been having sore throat for 5 days, ear itchy for 2 days and joint aches but not sure are RA related. On Humira (adalimumab) injection. Pls help.?

Doubt RA: Your symptoms are not suggestive of RA. More commonly, this could be from either a viral upper respiratory infection or allergies. Viral infections can sometimes lead to joint aches (but allergies are not usually associated with joint pain). ...Read more

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I gave oral to a male I'm female. 2 days later I developed a sore throat, then itchy ears, headache, and runny stopped up nose with np cough. Std?

I gave oral to a male I'm female. 2 days later I developed a sore throat, then itchy ears, headache, and runny stopped up nose with np cough. Std?

Probably not STD: STDs can be transmitted by oral sex, especially fellatio. However, STDs don't cause symptoms like yours. Sounds like you have viral URI, i.e. a cold, not from the oral sex exposure. But you certainly could have caught it just by being that close, and especially if the sexual event included kissing. Ask your partner if he has (or had) a cold. If so, no need to investigate this any further. ...Read more

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Mucus dripping from back of nose. Keep spitting out of mouth. Itchy/sore throat radiating into ears... almost 2 weeks like this? Worse after speaking?

Mucus dripping from back of nose. Keep spitting out of mouth. Itchy/sore throat radiating into ears... almost 2 weeks like this? Worse after speaking?

Post nasal drip: Your symptoms are consistent with post-nasal drip. You may try over the counter allergy pill such as benadryl, zyrtec or Allegra. Any of the generic formulations b may work as effectively. Try this first and see if your symptoms improve. Be sure to take consistently for a few days to really notice an effect. If you start having other symptoms then may need to try something else ...Read more

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Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat. .. Also sometimes when I sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?

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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I have a sore throat, itchy ears and a cough that causes sharp pain. Persistent headache as well. No stuffy or runny nose. Slightly ferverish. Help?

I have a sore throat, itchy ears and a cough that causes sharp pain. Persistent headache as well. No stuffy or runny nose. Slightly ferverish. Help?

Post nasal drip: Trt over the counter Claritin or its equivalent. If you are having post nasal drip it will be better by tomorrow. Even though your nose is not running it may be irritated. ...Read more

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Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Please get a strep: Throat culture/ test. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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16, never smoked/drank alcohol. Lately I had sore throat, a lump in throat, ear itchiness, hoarse voice. I am a classical singer. Is it throat cancer?

16, never smoked/drank alcohol. Lately I had sore throat, a lump in throat, ear itchiness, hoarse voice. I am a classical singer. Is it throat cancer?

Not throat cancer: Cancer won't announce itself like this, especially at your age. It's a relatively slow-growing ulcer or mass that is cruelly subtle in its initial presentation. Being a singer, you're already protecting yourself from most forms of throat cancer by not smoking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Throat/neck pain for 4 weeks. When moving head sometimes feel like something's there coughing but no itchy /sore throat or relief from cough?

Throat/neck pain for 4 weeks. When moving head sometimes feel like something's there coughing but no itchy /sore throat or relief from cough?

Need to look inside: I was surprised to learn that bony spurs from disk in neck cause difficulty swallowing---then I learned about different throat compartment presenting similarly from tonsils to vertebra---need exam, ask your doctor--if fever or swallow problem get serious. ...Read more

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Hi, 8weeks pregnant, hav had sore throat & nasty cough for 2 weeks which has got a bit better but now I've got really itchy ear and feels like leaking?

Hi, 8weeks pregnant, hav had sore throat & nasty cough for 2 weeks which has got a bit better but now I've got really itchy ear and feels like leaking?

Ear infection: You may have ear infection, so it is important for you to get checked up by your doc. If you don't have any infection and are recovering from your cold, just make sure to push fluids and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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In bed, turned head & got a burning sensation from outer ear to throat. Soapy taste in mouth. Itchy ear & burning feeling in throat. What is this?

In bed, turned head & got a burning sensation from outer ear to throat. Soapy taste in mouth. Itchy ear & burning feeling in throat. What is this?

Go to emergency room: If the symptoms are all on one side of your head/neck, ask them to evaluate you for a carotid dissection. It's an injury to a blood vessel in the neck that can cause the symptoms you describe. They'll do imaging of the blood vessels. If they find a carotid dissection, they'll start a medicine to thin your blood while the injury heals. If you have any questions, I'm available for a virtual consult. ...Read more

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Itchy and very sore throat, eye pressure, nose stuffed up or running like crazy, ears extremely clogged with occasional stabbing pains. Please help?

Itchy and very sore throat, eye pressure, nose stuffed up or running like crazy, ears extremely clogged with occasional stabbing pains. Please help?

Doctor can evaluate: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics needed), a cold or mild flu (antibiotics are not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away in a day or two (mainly to check for strep). With bad symptoms, one may have ears and sinus infection (antibiotics needed). ...Read more

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