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My throat and my ear hurts when I swallow?

My throat and my 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

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 have a sore throat and my ear hurts when I swallow. What can this be?

Post nasal drip: Drainage from inflammatory or irritating causes can be triggering your symptoms. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Once
Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
Once
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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 a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now i have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

Sore throat or ear?: Could be an ear infection or a tonsillitis?pharyngitis. In a situation like this it is important to have it evaluated as quickly as possible as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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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.

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 more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once

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