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Swallow cold drink, the back of my head hurts. Why this is?

Swallow cold drink, the back of my head hurts. Why this is?

Same reason...: Same reason as when your hands hurt coming indoors from the cold: rebound from vessels constricting when cold-exposed. ...Read more

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Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Jaw Joint pain: Clicking, popping and jaw locking are common signs of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It is to only one in the body that actually disarticulates it also works in tandem with the opposite side tmj.
The anatomy includes a cartilage disc, between the head of the jaw and the base of the skull. The disc and its ligaments get damaged in life and locks up the movement. See a TMJ dds/dmd. ...Read more

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Why do my ears hurt sometimes? It feels like an earache but I don't think it is. It also hurts my ears when I swallow and bite down.

Why do my ears hurt sometimes? It feels like an earache but I don't think it is. It also hurts my ears when I swallow and bite down.

Many possibilities..: An exam will be your best way to determine the cause... pressure from fluid/allergies? TMJ? Dental issue? There are many reasons for ear pain and an exam will give you the answer fairly quickly... ...Read more

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Pain under left ear, near jaw line. Hurt when swallowing. Feels numb. Pain in ear. Help?

Pain under left ear, near jaw line. Hurt when swallowing. Feels numb. Pain in ear. Help?

More information: I wish I had some more information, like if you ever feel your ear popping or feel like you can hear yourself talking out of that ear because if you did I'd think you have a problem with your eustachian tube. If not, I would question a possible issue with your TMJ joint. Either way, I'd suggest having your doc take a look in your ear on Monday and determine which it is (if either) and treat ...Read more

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I have a horrible earache. There is a constant ringing in both of my ears and they're always popping when I swallow or yawn. Why?

I have a horrible earache. There is a constant ringing in both of my ears and they're always popping when I swallow or yawn. Why?

Various reasons : The popping is from your eustacian tube adjusting air pressure. A decongestant can help immensely. The underlying condition could be an ear infection. You need to be examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Yes I'd earache couple of months ago and was prescribed the medicines for swallow and Inmox eye drop as for ear as well. Should I use for earache?

Yes I'd earache couple of months ago and was prescribed the medicines for swallow and Inmox eye drop as for ear as well. Should I use for earache?

Ear ache: If you were diagnosed with middle ear infection, then decongestant and oral antibiotic are standard first line treatment. If you were diagnosed with outer ear or "swimmer's ear" infection, then a astringent to dry the ear and antibiotic drops are the best initial options. Why were you placed on oral and topical antibiotics? At this point, you need to follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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I have mucus at the bak of my nose which keep swallowing, earache in my right ear and a sound. I am extremely anxious incase these are signs of a tumor?

I have mucus at the bak of my nose which keep swallowing, earache in my right ear and a sound. I am extremely anxious incase these are signs of a tumor?

The Eustachian Tubes: Of your middle ears open into your nasopharynx. Post-nasal drip & inflammation in that area can plug your Eustachian Tube on that end, causing negative pressure & pain. The most common causes of this are a viral upper respiratory illness or colds & allergies ...Read more

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I have bad teeth dentist said I have peridiontitis. I've been having pain in left ear especially when I chew or drink. Can bad teeth cause an earache?

I have bad teeth dentist said I have peridiontitis. I've been having pain in left ear especially when I chew or drink.  Can bad teeth cause an earache?

Yes: Especially if the upper back teeth are involved. OTOH, if you have had extensive dental treatment and have had to keep your mouth open for a long time could be TMJ issues. Ask the dentist to check you for this and use a bite block whenever you have dental work. ...Read more

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I've been having a lump in my throat and an earache for the past two days. My throat doesn't hurt, but whenever I swallow, my ear does.?

I've been having a lump in my throat and an earache for the past two days. My throat doesn't hurt, but whenever I swallow, my ear does.?

Cold?: Do you have other symptoms of cold/ sinus issues? It is probably related. Your ear is connected to the inside and commonly when one get sore throat the ear will hurt and burn on inside. ...Read more

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Sore throat, red and it is painful to swallow, also shooting pains down my tongue, moving tongue is painful, earache in both ears. Help?

Sore throat, red and it is painful to swallow, also shooting pains down my tongue, moving tongue is painful, earache in both ears. Help?

Pharyngitis: Sounds like pharyngitis, which can be bacterial but is usually caused by viruses like those that cause the common cold. Since the ears, nose & throat are connected, you can also have an ear infection. Most viruses don't have good treatments Xcpt time (7-14 day). If you were exposed to any known viruses you could get tested but antivirals have to be started in the 1st 2 days to be effective. GL ...Read more

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I have earache(cannot hear frm lft ear) very sore throat(but no tonsils)especially whn swallow, whitish stuff on tongue do I have strep throat?

I have earache(cannot hear frm lft ear) very sore throat(but no tonsils)especially whn swallow, whitish stuff on tongue do I have strep throat?

Earache: You either have wax in the ear of fluid in the middle ear. Sore throat could be a strep infection. The tonsils will have pustules on them or pus. The whitish tongue does not indicate much. You can calm your family doc and ask for an antibiotic if you can not get in to see him or her. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had dry throat, clicking in ears when I swallow, itchy,mild pain in ear plus phlegm. No fever, fatigue or body aches for 5 days?could it be strep?

I've had dry throat, clicking in ears when I swallow, itchy,mild pain in ear plus phlegm. No fever, fatigue or body aches for 5 days?could it be strep?

Strep throat symptom: The signs and symptoms of strep throat are: 1) Fever and sore throat. 2) Redness of the back of the throat, 3) Lymph nodes or tonsils that are enlarged and tender to the touch, 4) Whitish ulceration over the tonsils. A patient with all of these may be treated with penicillin; otherwise a throat culture or rapid strep test is usually required to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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ÒI have pain under my jawline going to my ear on right side when I swallow eat and drink.

ÒI have pain under my jawline going to my ear on right side when I swallow eat and drink.

Fever?: Are you having any fever, body aches or other infection symptoms? You could have an infection or inflammation in the salivary glands, lymph nodes or eustachian tube. You could also have inflammation in the jaw joint. Ibuprofen may help. If you have persistent symptoms or a fever, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painful swallowing when yawning and drinking also hurts ears. On and off goes away with pain killers. No other symp. Lemierres? Tonsillitis? Strep?

See your PCP: PCP visit is warranted. Regardless, the symptoms you have described are serious medical condition and needs to be addressed by your primary care physician. See your PCP for evaluation, labs and imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been sick for last 5 days. The doctor says I don't have strep, I get it every year. My tonsils swallow, ears hurt, and I can't eat or drink?

I have been sick for last 5 days. The doctor says I don't have strep, I get it every year. My tonsils swallow, ears hurt, and I can't eat or drink?

Viral tonsillitis: When caused by a virus, tonsillitis often goes away in a few days and treatments are designed to manage symptoms. This includes gargling salt water, drinking warm liquids such as tea and broth, sucking on lozenges, and taking over-the-counter pain killers such as acetaminophen. Your ear pain is due to blockage of the eustachian tubes from inflammation from the same virus. It will go away too. ...Read more

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My right ear hurts so bad I want to cry; can't talk, swallow, or eat/drink! Plz help me!?

My right ear hurts so bad I want to cry; can't talk, swallow, or eat/drink! Plz help me!?

Ear infection...: Ear infection is most likely. It could be a middle ear infection or an infection of the ear canal, so you will need to see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment to get you better quickly. ...Read more

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My throat hurts so bad I can't swallow, drink, or eat anything I can't even move my tongue and I have a bad cough, I also have earache help?!

My throat hurts so bad I can't swallow, drink, or eat anything I can't even move my tongue and I have a bad cough, I also have earache help?!

Medical care STAT!: Your symptoms strongly suggest severe swelling of the tonsils, the area behind your tonsils or even deep in the soft tissue in the neck. You might have a tonsillar abscess which would need to be surgically drained. If you can't even swallow your saliva, there could be so much swelling it could interfere with your airway. Go to the E.R. STAT! ...Read more

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Throat has been sore for three days now, getting worse each day. Ears also itch. Hurts pretty bad to swallow or drink. How do I get rid of this?

Need to see a doc: Increasing pain for three days plus and difficulty swallowing and drinking are symptoms that need to be evaluated asap by your primary care physician. Treatment will be based on the diagnosis of the cause. Untreated, you could really wind up being in a very compromised situation. ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

I have a really sore throat, it hurts like crazy to swallow, ear's hurt and cannot pop, one side of my throat is bigger, hurts to eat and drink.

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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I've had an ear infection took medication now all it does is pops but shortly after my throat hut when I swallow food and drink even when I cough?

I've had an ear infection took medication now all it does is pops but shortly after my throat hut when I swallow food and drink even when I cough?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Hi my throat has been bad for 2 days and when I drink it still bone dry and when I swallow it hurts I have a runny nose and a bad ear, feeling sick to?

Hi my throat has been bad for 2 days and when I drink it still bone dry and when I swallow it hurts I have a runny nose and a bad ear, feeling sick to?

Throat infection: Probably a throat infection. Increase fluid intake esp green tea with lemon and honey.
Sounds strange: drink cold drinks for comfort
but drink warm drinks for treatment! ...Read more

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I swallowed a small deer bone 3 weeks ago. I believe it went down. Now I am having ear pain sore thoart (doesn't look red or irritated ) throat tightness and hard to swallow salvia. Can eat and drink though?

I swallowed a small deer  bone 3 weeks ago. I believe it went down. Now I am having ear pain sore thoart  (doesn't look red or irritated ) throat tightness and hard to swallow salvia. Can eat and drink though?

Ordinary cold: Your symptoms suggest a typical cold is coming on. There is no relationship between this and the swallowed deer bone which has long been digested and removed from your system ...Read more

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Tinnitus from last 2months, teeth_clenching or specific_jaw_movement tinnitus becomes 5 times louder? Both ears pop when i swallo/drink?

TMJ: If you have already consulted with an ENT and no medical condition was diagnosed, see a dentist that treats tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction). If the lower jaw (mandible) is in a retruded position, it can cause pressure on the eustation tube as well as the muscles of the ear that can cause the tinnitus. ...Read more