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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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My throat and my ear hurts when I swallow?

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Board Certified, Pediatrics
31 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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I have a sore throat and my ear hurts when I swallow. What can this be?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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Post nasal drip: Drainage from inflammatory or irritating causes can be triggering your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
25 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Ashu Syal
Board Certified, Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
25 years in practice
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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?

Infection: It sounds like an infection. But viral or bacterial????? See your doctor to find that answer ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Jean Wagner
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

Dr. Jean Wagner
Board Certified, Pediatrics
18 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
7 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Justin Greiwe
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
7 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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I'm 24 weeks pregnant what can I take for my sore throat my right side is swollen my right ear hurts I can't swallow much it hurts the back of it burn?

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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I'm 24 weeks pregnant what can I take for my sore throat my right side is swollen my right ear hurts I can't swallow much it hurts the back of it burn?

See ENT doc: OTC pain meds and saline gargle. Ask OB about meds. See ENT doc for persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
29 years in practice
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32w pregnant. Sore throat and earache (left side). Little bit clogged and some drainage. No fever. Left Ear hurts when swallowing. What to do?

Dr. Bryan Kurtz
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
29 years in practice
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32w pregnant. Sore throat and earache (left side). Little bit clogged and some drainage. No fever. Left Ear hurts when swallowing. What to do?

Decongestant : In the 2nd and 3rd trimester, decongestants are safe. You can also try an antihistamine like loratidine. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Stern
Board Certified, Dentistry
44 years in practice
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