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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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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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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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Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Allergies vs Cold: It sounds like you could have one of two things going on- a cold or allergies. Your symptoms are consistent with seasonal allergies, hitting you all at once, which is no fun. You might try an over the counter med like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra to see if this helps. You may also need prescription medications to help control your symptoms. If it continues past 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

Doctor can check: You could be having simple allergic reaction a heat pad on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter
there is special ear drop but it required a Rx from a doctor
no improvement see your doctor he can make the right diagnosis and help you with the right treatment ...Read more

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Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this? What treatment is available?

Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this? What treatment is available?

Ear itch: Itcing usually suggest allergy. Dullness of hearing could be ear wax. However, the combination suggest possible nerve irritation or damage......Contact an ear speicalist for a complete exam. ...Read more

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Should I see a dermatologist for itchy ear canals?

Itchy: A dermatologist will evaluate and treat itchy ears. Conditions such as dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, etc. May cause itchy ears. ...Read more

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I have very itchy ear canals. I clean my ears atleast twice a day. Could this cause the itching?

I have very itchy ear canals. I clean my ears atleast twice a day. Could this cause the itching?

Yes: Repetitive trauma to the ear canal from cleaning could cause the itching sensation, and could lead to infection of the ear canal. ...Read more

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Will acetic acid help with itchy ear canals? How long after using can I put my hearing aids in? Aids go behind ear and in canal.

Will acetic acid help with itchy ear canals? How long after using can I put my hearing aids in? Aids go behind ear and in canal.

It may: Acetic acid is probably helpful for itchy ear canals but is more appropriately used as a first drug for otitis externa or infection of the ear canal skin. My recommendation for itchy ears, which usually indicates dryness and if you are a Q tip user, please stop forever, is MINERAL OIL. This medication lubricates the skin of the canal and I have had few complaints after patients use it. ...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 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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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