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Scratchy Throat And Ear Pain
Have had scratchy throat, ear pain once in a while, and upper back by shoulder blade pain, muscle was swollen yesterday, have had this for 3 days?
Small painful lump behind ear & under chin. Ear aches as well as scratchy throat. Want to go to dr, but it's the weekend. What to do to ease symptoms?
Ear Pain: The lumps you have noticed are most likely swollen "glands" or lymph nodes. These enlarge and can be painful when you are fighting an infection. The ear pain with the location of the swollen lymph nodes sounds suspicious for an ear infection. I recommend ibuprofen 400mg every 6-8 hours for the pain and seeing a doctor tomorrow to check your ear and throat. Read more
I'm not sick but I have a scratchy throat with phlegm and cough for a long period only other symptom was one day of a plugged ear what could this be?
Rhinosinusitis: Chronic inflammation of the nose and sinuses can cause post-nasal drip with irritating drainage. This can cause a sore throat and cough. Try rinsing your nose thoroughly with saline solution. There are several devices like the neil-med sinus rinse bottle which are very effective. Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Read more
Scratchy throat and ears 5 days ago, now I have body aches, chills, coughing yellow phlem and woke up with a mild fever. Been taking OTC meds.
Need to see your MD: , it can still be a viral disease, but at times secondary bacterial infection kicks in, that's why you need see your doctor if no improvement within a week of start of symptoms, Read more
I have sudden ear pain, sore itchy throat and no fever for 3 days now. It happens in the morning. What could be wrong?
Can seasonal allergies cause itchy ear pain? Can't tell if it's an itchy throat or ear. Sneezing spells and facial pain. No infection. NSAIDS no good.
Sudden onset of sneezing, runny nose, sore/scratchy throat, blocked ears, and now yellow mucus when I blow my nose. Allergies or something more?
I have been a bit sick, scratchy throat, sniffles, now I am hoarse. I don't feel congested but my head hurts when I bend forward. Feels like pressure.
A bit sick. Somewhat irritated scratchy throat. My head hurt when I bend my head toward ground. Dry cough. Slight pain where scapula is? Not strep.
How long?: How long have these symptoms been present? If less than 10 days, these are likely from a cold. On the other hand, if it has been present for weeks, you should see your doctor. Read more
I've been having head pressure sitting and worst when standing also scratchy throat any suggestions?
Coughing, chest pains, head ache, scratchy throat, lethargic, body feels heavy and weak, and now my temperature is 98.9 degrees. What is going on?
Can TMJ cause itchy achy deep ear pain? I have ear pain when swallowing, jaw clicks, sore under ear and neck. Dr says jaw opens crooked. It's annoying
What other medicine is safe to take with allegra (fexofenadine) d? My husband is having a congested/runny nose, scratchy throat, pressure in his head?
A nasal steroid...: Your husband should consider an allergy evaluation, and likely an intranasal steroid and nasal saline rinses to help relieve his symptoms. There are a few medication options, but would consider an evaluation to determine which medication is best. Read more
Unprotected sex with itchy skin all over my body with sore lymph nodes in neck ear pain and small red bumps that come and go. Neg hiv at 108 days. Std?
Symptoms: dizziness, scratchy throat, head ache, low energy, general body pain, feel like screaming. Low body temperature, low appetite, lack of sleep. Sore skin. (female-41yo)?
Soothe soreness: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer