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Left side nose, throat and and ear pain, allergies?

Left side nose, throat and and ear pain, allergies?

Possibly: Pain is not a common feature of allergies. If however, the pain is due from congestion (that is, a 'pressure' like pain), than allergies certainly could be the cause. One sided pain is more often infection. ...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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Symptoms: unilateral enlarged tonsil (left side), swollen lymph node, throat and ear pain all on left side, extreme fatigue, weight loss for 2 months.

Symptoms: unilateral enlarged tonsil (left side), swollen lymph node, throat and ear pain all on left side, extreme fatigue, weight loss for 2 months.

Many. See a doctor.: Considering your symptoms, there are many potential causes which include infection, medicine-related, hormonal imbalances, or even cancer. You should see a doctor in order to evaluate this further. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Throat and ear pain on only left side - could it be sinus issues?

Throat and ear pain on only left side - could it be sinus issues?

Throat infection?: Sounds like it could be a throat/tonsil infection. May need to get on some antibiotics. Not typical for sinus infection. ...Read more

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Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow. Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side. Wait or back to doc?

Sinus infection a week ago with omnicef (cefdinir) given and ends tomorrow.  Still have low temp, sore throat and ear pain on left side.  Wait or back to doc?

Call at the least: With the persistence of your symptoms, and only 1 day left of the meds, i would at least call the dr. Who originally examined you. They can review your chart and make the best decision as to when you should come back in for an second evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having left sided ear, throat and head pain. Afebrile. Not relieved with NSAIDS. Thoughts?

I am having left sided ear, throat and head pain. Afebrile. Not relieved with NSAIDS. Thoughts?

Viral infection: The ear discomfort may be referred pain from a viral throat infection and headache associated with the viral respiratory tract infection. If symptoms worsen or if the pain localizes to the ear after the throat improves, see your physician for evaluation. Meanwhile,gargle with salt water take Tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. ...Read more

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Have a pain in throat on left side that hurts slightly when I swallow but hurts a lot when I cough. It feels like a tear in my throat. Some ear pain?

Have a pain in throat on left side that hurts slightly when I swallow but hurts a lot when I cough. It feels like a tear in my throat. Some ear pain?

Viral Infection: It is most likely a Viral throat infection. You can take some throat lozenges and over the counter NSAIDs for your symptoms. Your ear pain is likely referred pain from your throat. Your symptoms should get better in 5-7 days. Seek medical attention if you don’t improve by then or get worse in the meantime. ...Read more

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Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?

Have pain and tightness on left side of center of throat, pain in upper L side of Chest and ear pain. Could this be thyroid related?

Yes possibly but: other causes should be explored. Pain in the areas you mention could be referred from structures in the anterior mediastinum (upper front part of chest), esophagus (GERD), heart, or upper lungs. Without a hands-on physical exam, proper history and possibly testing it would be impossible to narrow it down just based on areas of pain. ...Read more

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