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My ears are red and my throat is sore. Is this normal?

My ears are red and my throat is sore. Is this normal?

No: You may have an infection. See your medical doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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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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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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Day 14 w sore throat, ear ache. seen drs, they say it's viral, no antibios needed. it is flaming red and hurts. isn't 2 weeks too long for viral?

Day 14 w sore throat, ear ache. seen drs, they say it's viral, no antibios needed. it is flaming red and hurts. isn't 2 weeks too long for viral?

Sore throat x 2 week: Could be reflux or post nasal drip. Elevate head of bed,discuss use fo ranitidine or prilosec with doctor for reflux,discuss H pylori infection which can worsen reflux (note you have celiac which means compromised GI) discuss use of zyrtec for post nasal drip. Gargle with salt water. Since ear ache consider antibotics(Zpak)-other bugs like mycoplasma can cause sore throat . F/U w/ GI,ENT ...Read more

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I have a sensation like something is stuck in my throat since few days & I can see a tiny red lump like on pharynx but no sore throat or ear/neck pain?

I have a sensation like something is stuck in my throat since few days & I can see a tiny red lump like on pharynx but no sore throat or ear/neck pain?

Explanation: Your symptoms with small red lumps on pharynx, even without sore throat, most likely related to pharyngitis or you can call it "cold" infection. Use Advil or Motrin 400 mg 3 times a day for 5-6 days, honey and hot tea with lemon and you should be fine. ...Read more