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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Toothache, ear ache, sensitive scalp, sore throat, throat feels cold when breathing. What could cause this?

Toothache, ear ache, sensitive scalp, sore throat, throat feels cold when breathing. What could cause this?

Throat: If its new could be the onset of a cold but if its on one side could have a dental cause such as a cavity or a jaw issue. If so check it out with your dentist ...Read more

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For 3 days, I have had a very painful scalp, sore throat started today. Some ear pain and some jaw pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works on the scalp pain. Any ideas?

For 3 days, I have had a very painful scalp, sore throat started today. Some ear pain and some jaw pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works on the scalp pain. Any ideas?

Pain: Pain is your bodies way of texting you that there's something wrong. It may be infection. It may be muscle/joint dysfunction. It may be parafunctional habits. If problem getting worse, the severity of the problem is increasing. Call both your dentist and your physician for initial examinations. They may rx your problem (s) and/or refer you to specialists for further evaluation and testing. ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have neck stiffness, soreness, with earache.

I have neck stiffness, soreness, with earache.

Family practice: You have a serious ear infection and should be seen soon for treatment. Don't try to wait it out. You could develope a ruptured ear drum or something more serious. ...Read more

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I've had a toothache for a few weeks now on the lower and upper left side. Past two days I've been dealing with now a earache, headache and sore throa?

I've had a toothache for a few weeks now on the lower and upper left side. Past two days I've been dealing with now a earache, headache and sore throa?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do for earache due to sore throat?

What to do for earache due to sore throat?

Pain reliever: Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Ibuprofen and acetominophen will help with the aches and pains associated with a respiratory infection but be sure to follow the directions on the label. Alternatively, you may try a warm compress on your ear such as a washcloth heated with warm tapwater to relieve the pain. A doctor can prescribe pain-relieving drops if these remedies don't help. ...Read more

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My daughter has sore throat, earache, chills what could this be?

My daughter has sore throat, earache, chills what could this be?

Enough to See MD: Many things cause these symptoms. Flu, ear infections, strep throat to name a few. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had what I thought was a cold, but the cough is so bad I can't sleep N the sore throat N earache are horrible N e suggestions would be welcome?

I have had what I thought was a cold, but the cough is so bad I can't sleep N the sore throat N earache are horrible N e suggestions would be welcome?

See your Doctor: What you are describing probably needs more than over the counter medicines. See your doctor. Steam. Luke warm saline gargles will help. Antibiotics of throat and ear infection. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Viral syndrome: It sounds like your symptoms are more than you can handle at home. You've tried taking over-the-counter therapies like Paracetamol? You should call your doc since you have dizziness and could be dehydrated. I recommend chicken soup, fluids, and REST until you can be seen. You need something for the chest too-like an inhaler (albuterol). Limit stress and sleep well to avoid these type of infections ...Read more

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Is a sore jaw and earache normal after a root canal?

Is a sore jaw and earache normal after a root canal?

Not normal: But not uncommon. Root canal therapy requires that you keep your mouth open for a long time. Keeping your mouth open for so long caused overstretching of the muscles and ligaments associated with TMJ. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old is complaining of sore ears. Not inside her ears like with an earache. No other apparent symptoms. Should I be concerned at all?

My 8 yr old is complaining of sore ears. Not inside her ears like with an earache. No other apparent symptoms. Should I be concerned at all?

Yes: Frequently children go swimming in the summer. There is a type of ear infection of the outer ear canal. This can become severe and does merit treatment. Usually treated with drops and staying out of water for several days. The ears should be looked at as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Wondering if I should go to the doctor? Had a cough for 3 weeks earache congestion headache very tired sore thoart feels like it swollen

Wondering if I should go to the doctor? Had a cough for 3 weeks earache congestion headache very tired sore thoart feels like it swollen

See a doc!: You;ve been sick long enough and are not getting better. Get seen or consider a Healthtap Prime Virtual Consult, which is designed to treat illnesses just like this. You can do a virtual consult, now from the comfort of your home, by video, audio or text. Just be sure to fill out your health history in detail before consulting. DIf your virtual examining physician can then treat you, if indicated ...Read more

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I started with a sore throat on my right side, as well as an earache on that side as well. That lasted for a few days. Then I got an intermittent stab?

I started with a sore throat on my right side, as well as an earache on that side as well. That lasted for a few days. Then I got an intermittent stab?

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 very sore, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can decrease pain. ...Read more

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Had my endoscopy last Thursday and I'm still experiencing sore throat with earache. My neck sometimes hurt too due to the pain. Is this normal?

Had my endoscopy last Thursday and I'm still experiencing sore throat with earache. My neck sometimes hurt too due to the pain. Is this normal?

Upper endoscopy: It is not normal to have pain for days after an upper endoscopy. Not sure what was done during the procedure, but I would recommend calling the Doctor Who did the endoscopy to discuss it. If the pain is severe or if you are febrile, just go to the emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more