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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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Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?

Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?

You sound sick.: This all could represent a sinus infection, but the unilaterality and midback pain are curious elements. You really should have a good local examination by a physician today to know for sure what's going on. ...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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I have had neck pain on left and right side with slight ear pain that comes and goes sore throat that comes and goes what could this be?

I have had neck pain on left and right side with slight ear pain that comes and goes sore throat that comes and goes what could this be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Mild throat pain sits on left of Adam's apple. Ear pain on same side. Been 5 days. Smoker for 4yrs. Pack a day. Nodes in the back of neck painful touched?

Onset of infection: Sounds like a throat infection is setting up. The painful nodes are a good sign that your immune system is responding to try and fight the infection, whether it is viral of bacterial. Since it doesn't sound like you are getting much better after 5 days, you need to be checked for strep throat and take antibiotics if you are positive. The other outside possibility at your age is Mono. Get seen! ...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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Help I have a sore throat on the left side and left ear pain and fatigue?

Remedy: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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Left side neck pain, ear pain, temple pain, mouth pain don't have mouth infection and throat feels funny head sensitive?

Left side neck pain, ear pain, temple pain, mouth pain don't have mouth infection and throat feels funny head sensitive?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ may refer pain to other areas, causing a headache, earache, jaw pain, neck pain and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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Left side of neck, eye, temple, and ear pain. Possibilities?

Temple pain: Listing a series of complaints online and expecting a diagnosis won't help - its best that you seek medical attention as a competent doctor will be able to better guide you to determine what the problem is and then how to treat it. ...Read more

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Neck, Head, Jaw, EaR Pain On Left Side. Get Sharp Pains Periodically. Left Side Of Tongue Numb feeling, No taste Buds?

Neck, Head, Jaw, EaR Pain On Left Side. Get Sharp Pains Periodically. Left Side Of Tongue Numb feeling, No taste Buds?

Eagle's syndrome: This type of pain may be caused by glossopharyngeal neuritis and/or elongation or calcification of the styloid ligament commonly referred to as Eagle's syndrome. In a true Eagle's syndrome, intraoral palpation of the styloid process through the tonsillar fossa will precipitate an attack of pain. Rec.: see a dentist for PAN x-ray and evaluation, or ENT or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Everytime I have sinus issues I get a stabbing pain in left side of neck. Accompanied by ear pain. I've token antibiotics but it still comes and goes.?

Everytime I have sinus issues I get a stabbing pain in left side of neck. Accompanied by ear pain. I've token antibiotics but it still comes and goes.?

Rhinosinusitis: You are probably having mucosal inflammation of paranasal sinuses. This causes sinus obstruction and eventually pain. It is very common with 31 million cases per year in U.S. Classic symptoms are sinus "aching" pain or pressure. Try using warm, moist compresses over sinuses, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nasal saline spray, systemic decongestants (e.G pseudoephedrine). ...Read more