Top
30
Doctor insights on: Pressure In Ear And Tightness Of Throat

Share
1

1
What to do if I have strep throat, and I was wondering can I have major ear pressure from it?

What to do if I have strep throat, and I was wondering can I have major ear pressure from it?

Yes: This can happen. Bacteria can travel into the eustacian tube. Or swelling can prevent the eustacian tube from draining. Try using a decongestant. ...Read more

Ear Pressure (Definition)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more


2

2
I have an irritated throat, mild chest cong/cough& ear pressure like they want to pop. I don't get sick often - does this sound like a sinus inf?

I have an irritated throat, mild chest cong/cough& ear pressure like they want to pop. I don't get sick often - does this sound like a sinus inf?

Bacteria vs Virus: You have common symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. The vast majority of upper respiratory infections are caused viruses, and generally resolve on their own especially in an otherwise healthy person. Symptoms can be treated with OTC cold medications. Sinus infections usually cause facial pressure or pain and dark nasal discharge. If not improving in 1 week, see a doctor. ...Read more

5

5
Sensation of something stuck, pressure, in ear, throat, and just up and over from sternum, all right side. Similar back ache, same side.?

Sensation of something stuck, pressure, in ear, throat, and just up and over from sternum, all right side. Similar back ache, same side.?

Otolaryngologist: If this symptom persists a thorough examination by an otolaryngologist should be done. The throat, ear, and neck will be completely evaluated for inflammation, cysts, enlarged lymph nodes or other growths. ...Read more

6

6
It feels like I have to sneeze but never can. Tickle up my nose and throat. Ear pressure and in jaw, what's wrong?

It feels like I have to sneeze but never can. Tickle up my nose and throat. Ear pressure and in jaw, what's wrong?

Sinuses?: Sounds like you have some issue with pressure in sinuses, if you have signs of congestion an anti-inflammatory or steroid may relieve this- see an ENT if you are curious for more answers ...Read more

8

8
The symptoms that I have now is ear pressure, cough, bad breath, and sore throat. What exactly is this and how come I'm not getting better?

The symptoms that I have now is ear pressure, cough, bad breath, and sore throat. What exactly is this and how come I'm not getting better?

Can't make diagnosis: With this info. Sounds like an upper respiratory infection that could be viral or bacterial. Don't know how long you have had it. If you have been sick for a while and it is not improving - would encourage medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

9

9
I'm having pain around the bridge of my nose, congestion, ear pressure, irritated throat and nasal dripping. How can I soothe burning nasal passages?

I'm having pain around the bridge of my nose, congestion, ear pressure, irritated throat and nasal dripping. How can I soothe burning nasal passages?

Sinusitis?: You could be developing a sinus infection. Consider a saline spray or have doctor prescribe a steroid nasal spray. Also consider irrigating passages with saline by using a system like netti-pot. Consider adding antibiotics also. ...Read more

10

10
Sore throat, ear pressure & pain, no tonsils, no fever, What can I take to help?

Sore throat, ear pressure & pain, no tonsils, no fever, What can I take to help?

Considerations: It looks like you may have an allergy condition from your meds-what do you take? Have you been taking it? That should be considered but also traditional home remedies like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil for pain and throat lozenges, hot tea, salt water gargles. OTC decongestant may help ears even if no nasal symptoms. If fever develops or pain severe you should probably be seen to rule out strep or other infection ...Read more

11

11
Cough for about 3 days, sore throat worse in early morning and at night, now coughing out some darker green mucus. Ear pressure, nose slight stuffy?

Cough for about 3 days, sore throat worse in early morning and at night, now coughing out some darker green mucus. Ear pressure, nose slight stuffy?

Take Honey: Get Netflix.
watch a funny movie, rest, relax.
Take honey - about one tsp 3x a day for the cough.
Drink green tea with lemon and honey - at least six glasses / day.
Green mucus suggest thick stale drainage, possible bacteria. Humming helps move the mucus. If persists, ask doctor about using Hydro Pulse Nasal/Sinus irrigator to remove stale phlegm and restore good cilia movement ...Read more

12

12
I am experiencing sore throat, spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), cough (quality: with phlegm or mucus) and ear pressure. The. ..

I am experiencing sore throat, spots on throat (quality: white or yellowish spots), cough (quality: with phlegm or mucus) and ear pressure. The. ..

How long?: What you are describing is likely an acute viral infection (especially when there is a cough). But the spots on your throat suggests that you may potentially have a strep infection. See doctor to make sure this is not from a strep infection which can cause long-lasting complications if gone untreated. ...Read more

15

15
ENT diagnosis - neuralgia. Can neuralgia- sore throat, feel sick, ear ache, ear pressure be the symptoms of withdrawal from Dothiepin?

ENT diagnosis - neuralgia. Can neuralgia- sore throat, feel sick, ear ache, ear pressure be the symptoms of withdrawal from Dothiepin?

No: Dothiepin was originally developed as a tricyclic anti-depressant drug but has a benefit in the management of chronic idiopathic orofacial pain and neuralgias. ...Read more

16

16
My ENT throats muscle is tense and this is giving me a right ear pressure. Does this sounds correct? Can it be related? And what should I do about?

My ENT throats muscle is tense and this is giving me a right ear pressure. Does this sounds correct? Can it be related? And what should I do about?

So many things...: ...from significant infection and ear congestion to stress-reaction. Sorry we can't be more specific. The differential diagnosis and the constellation of your concerns warrants evaluation and treatment please. ...Read more

18

18
Can sinuses cause you to feel pressure under your ear, in your neck? I do have fluid in both ears & ear pressure, it's been draining though.

Can sinuses cause you to feel pressure under your ear, in your neck? I do have fluid in both ears & ear pressure, it's been draining though.

Ear infection: Draining ears are usually indicative of ear infection complication, when middle ear acts like an abscess, which bursts to release the pus, draining out of the ear. It is urgent that you go to your doctor or urgent care by tomorrow for proper diagnosis and treatment with proper antibiotics. Feel better ...Read more

19

19
Ear Pressure, pain, hear heartbeat When pressure under ear on neck where jaw bends HB noise stops. No infection What is it giving ha how to stop.

Ear Pressure, pain, hear heartbeat When pressure under ear on neck where jaw bends HB noise stops. No infection What is it giving ha how to stop.

Pulsation: You are most likely hearing and feeling the pulsation of an artery and with pressure on the neck below, you are decreasing the force of the pulsation. I recommend that you have your blood pressure checked to ensure that it is not too high, and have an otolaryngologist examine you to check for aneurysm or other ear and neck abnormalities. If all these check out all right, I would be reassured. ...Read more

20

20
I've this jaw/ear pressure that makes me think TMJ but also bad neck throbbing and POTS-like issues (go blind standing up). All related? Arteritis?

I've this jaw/ear pressure that makes me think TMJ but also bad neck throbbing and POTS-like issues (go blind standing up). All related? Arteritis?

Can't say for sure: Coudl be TMJ. I have no data to indicate arteritis. I agree more than one process can be active. The complexity here indcates your best benefit is to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

21

21
I have had ringing in ear for years today feels like pressure in ear and pain behind ear down side of neck any ideas?

I have had ringing in ear for years today feels like pressure in ear and pain behind ear down side of neck any ideas?

Ear and neck: Please start by seeing an Ear specialist!
If the ear is the only issue it will be taken care of.
If the side of the neck is troubling to the doctor you will be referred to a neck specialist.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...Read more

22

22
I am experiencing ear pressure, ear ache (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) and neck pain.?

I am experiencing ear pressure, ear ache (severity: moderate) (quality: throbbing sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) and neck pain.?

Doctor can evaluate: In an older child or adult, pressure on one side of the head, with some earache, can be from an ear infection, a sinus infection, or some problem inside the throat. A doctor can evaluate to see if antibiotics are needed. Sometimes, shingles can happen on the head and cause theses symptoms (antiviral medicine is the treatment). Occasionally, migraine headaches can cause similar symptoms to these. ...Read more

23

23
I've been having a stiff neck and neck pain as well as nausea, ear pressure, and weak limbs for about a week now.

Ear pain: Please go in to be seen asap. It could be an ear infection, but is sounds like your central nervous system (spinal cord or brain) are involved. Please go to the er now. You may have meningitis or something more troubling. ...Read more

24

24
Hi have dull ache/ or pressure above right brow close to temple, below right ear & back of neck & pressure in ear. Have sinus infection. Ideas?

Hi have dull ache/ or pressure above right brow close to temple, below right ear & back of neck & pressure in ear. Have sinus infection. Ideas?

Sinuses: I doubt that all these symptoms stem from a sinus infection alone. The discomfort in the neck and behind the ear can be due to irritation/inflammation of the occipital nerve (neuralgia) which exits from the back of the neck and runs up into the scalp behind the ear. It is treated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) and, if you can take them, antiinflammatories like Advil or Aleve. A middle ear infection is also possible. ...Read more

26

26
Been having dizziness (not lightheaded), neck pain, eyeball pain, ear pressure all right side. Headache back of head, right side. What could it be?

Been having dizziness (not lightheaded), neck pain, eyeball pain, ear pressure all right side. Headache back of head, right side. What could it be?

Get checked: I would first assess your cranial joints (frontal sinus, TM joints, and occiput, as well as the associated muscles, and ears for presence of toxins, pathogens, allergens. Neck pain and back of head pain suggests infection at the occiput. Dizziness suggests issue with the ears ...Read more

27

27
Chestpain, heartburn, lumpsensation on my left side neck, ear pressure. Went to the ER but not related to my heart on omprazole n aspirin not helping?

Chestpain, heartburn, lumpsensation on my left side neck, ear pressure. Went to the ER but not related to my heart on omprazole n aspirin not helping?

Stop aspirin: Sounds like the ER thought you might have acid reflux. Aspirin can make this worse - take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if u have pain. Avoid tomato products, citrus fruits and juices, caffeine, alcohol, peppermint and spicy foods. If it persist you should see a doctor again. All the best to u! ...Read more

28

28
Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray. Been this way for 2 months. Any ideas?

Right side neck pain, ear pressure, heavy head, spot at base of skull sore. Dr said c spine strain from X-ray. Been this way for 2 months. Any ideas?

Second opinion: With the symptoms that you have, and an answer that did not provide relief, you should obtain a second opinion, preferable from an ear, nose and throat specialist, as ear problems may produce these symptoms ...Read more

29

29
I have neck strain, neck swelling, ear pressure, ringing in ears, shoulder strain, blurred vision while driving. Arms tingling down to fingers?

I have neck strain, neck swelling, ear pressure, ringing in ears, shoulder strain, blurred vision while driving. Arms tingling down to fingers?

See MD: It sounds like you have a few separate issues. Cervical radiculopathy, pain radiating down arm and causing neck pain and shoulder stiffness can be caused by a bone spur, herniated disc, or fracture. Any trauma? Possible ear infection versus Eustachian tube dysfunction need MD look with otoscope at canals/tympanic membrane. Tinnitus myriad causes pulsatile most dang NIHL most common. Good luck. ...Read more

30

30
Swollen Lymph nodes in neck, a bunch of small lumps on stomach and side, white furry tongue, jaw pain, ear pressure, muscle fatigue in thighs and arms?

Abs: Well you have something going on. You are best to see your doctor for exam and perhaps lab tests. Not unusual for lymph nodes to be inflamed but all of your symptoms calm for an exam ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...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