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My Throat And Ear Hurts When I Swallow
See a doctor: You may have a pharyngitis, a throat infection, but if there is associated ear pain, the infection may have spread to the middle ear if it's more serious. You need to see a doctor and have them take a look in your ears with an otoscope, to see if an otitis is present, and if you might need antibiotics to clear th infection. Thee is a rapid test to see if you have a Strep infection- go see your GP ...Read more
Will doxycycline hyclate help? My throat and ears hurt, especially when I swallow. I have no pus pockets or sores on my tonsils, also pressure in ears
Hard to say: Since you might have a virus/strep and or an ear infection, it is hard to say if that med would influence the outcome.It would do nothing for a virus, and is not the treatment of choice or backup for strep or ear infections. There are only a few things that med is actually good for. ...Read more
I have a sore throat, a headache, and my ear hurts. It's to the point I'm drooling because it hurts to swallow anything. What might it be?
I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?
Sinus infection?: cold symptoms for more than about 10-14 days may indicate a sinus infection or ear infection. The pain on one side could also be from an infected lymph node or tonsillar infection. If you have fever, see a doctor today. Otherwise call your doc and have them check you out. ...Read more
I don't have a sore throat but I did recently have nasal congestion due to allergies. The congestion is gone but my ear hurts a lot when I swallow.
See Allergist: In patients with poorly controlled allergic rhinitis, symptoms can often manifest as ear fullness or pain. Treating your allergies properly with avoidance measures and medications usually resolves these symptoms. For acute pain have ear examined to rule out infection. See an Allergist in order to diagnose your allergen sensitivities and maximize your medication regimen so that you feel better. ...Read more
I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now i have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?
I have sore throat and ear pain on and off for a couple months. Recently I feel painful when swallowing in throat and also pain in post-nasal.
Months: If your symptoms are on and off for months you may have sinusitis - either from infection, irritants or allergens. Try using nasal saline (basically salt water) 8-10 times a day for a week or so and see if the symptoms improve or resolve completely. If not or if symptoms worsen it will be time to be evaluated by MD. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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