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When I drink dairy products I get diarrhea and bloated and also scratchy throat and itchy ears lactose or allergic?

When I drink dairy products I get diarrhea and bloated and also scratchy throat and itchy ears lactose or allergic?

Allergy/ intolerance: Typical symptoms of lactose intolerance include abdominal pain, bloating, flatus, diarrhea and on some occasions, nausea and vomiting. This is related to deficiency in enzyme lactase to break down lactose. The symptoms of sore throat and itchy ears is an allergy involving immune system. You seem to have mixture of symptoms and physician would need to sort these out. ...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


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I have a sore throat and itchy ears?

I have a sore throat and itchy ears?

Allergy: Since you have not shared any information with us about yourself, including your age and medical history, its not possible to provide you with a proper or relevant response. Given the limited description of your sx, you may be experiencing environmental allergies and may benefit from OTC antihistamines. ...Read more

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Itchy ears nose and throat?

Itchy ears nose and throat?

? allergies: May have allergies. Try over the counter, non-sedating meds (claritin/loratadine) as one example and if it persists, see a dr. ...Read more

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Itchy ears, nose and throat. Itching in the ears is the worst and is almost unbearable.

Pruritis: You may be experiencing an allergic reaction. You may try OTC anti-histamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or Zyrtec to see if you can achieve relief. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a horrible smell coming from my throat and very itchy ears, throat, and nose. What could this be?

I have a horrible smell coming from my throat and very itchy ears, throat, and nose. What could this be?

Infection: There could be various sources - viral, bacteria, allergy - and even digestve origins may be there, but you likely have an infection. Drink adequate water, try a Neti pot or other saline nasal flushing and also gargling but you might need to get Rx after an exam. It's good to treat this earlier than later. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My son can eat peanut butter sandwiches, but the second he eats nuts, he has itchy ears and itchy throat. Does this count as an allergy?

My son can eat peanut butter sandwiches, but the second he eats nuts, he has itchy ears and itchy throat. Does this count as an allergy?

Different allergens: Peanut and tree nut allergens are different. I would recommend your son be evaluated with specific allergy testing. ...Read more

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Excessively itchy ears nose and throat with a dry gagging cough cough triggered by normal breathing?

Excessively itchy ears nose and throat with a dry gagging cough cough triggered by normal breathing?

See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
What you described is suggestive of allergy. Depending on the cause of your allergy, it is likely that an effective treatment is available.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a rattling sound in my chest, itchy ears, and a sore throat but no other symptoms. Should I see a dr or wait a little?

Rattling sound: The most common cause would be a viral URI - which usually gets better on its own. But we take special precaution with people who smoke, have diabetes, underlying lung problems (asthma, copd). Or if there's any shortness of breath or extended fever. ...Read more

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I am a 25 year old female that is yet to be allergic to something. Last two days I have had a red, sore throat and incredibly itchy ears.

I am a 25 year old female that is yet to be allergic to something. Last two days I have had a red, sore throat and incredibly itchy ears.

Viral: The red sore throat is likely from a viral infection which however does not usually cause itchy ears. Perhaps you have a fungal infection in the external ear canals often from getting water into the ears. If so, you will need to consult your doctor to get you some antifungal ear drops (+/-) cortisone. I don't believe these two conditions are more coincidental than connected however. ...Read more

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I've had a dry cold for a few weeks now saw throat itchy ears inside no infection but I keep developing coldsores on my lips what would this be?

I've had a dry cold for a few weeks now saw throat itchy ears inside no infection but I keep developing coldsores on my lips what would this be?

Canker or cold sores: Cold sores are caused by HSV (virus) and occur on the outsides of the lips.

Canker sores are on the inside and are more due to stress and not caused by a virus.

Treatment depends on which you are dealing with. ...Read more

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Itchy ears and sore throat and dry plugged nose what is this?

Itchy ears and sore throat and dry plugged nose what is this?

Probable allergies: Itchy ears could be caused by wax or eczema. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. Prescribed cortisone drops usually are very effective. Sore throat and congested nose could be caused by viruses, bacterias and allergies. Allergies are very common. Tx try Claritin (loratadine) or allegra, but no decongestant like claritin-d/afrin/allegra-d. Decongestants can elevate blood pressure, cause racing heart/insomnia. ...Read more

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Itchy throat (a little) ears itching, heart burn and some regurgitation, question is can heartburn cause itchy ears?

Not often: Laryngopharyngeal reflux can cause ear symptoms, usually one sided pain or pressure. Itching is not common although possible. Avoid qtip use and see someone who can look in the ears and rule out an otitis externa or eczema. ...Read more

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I gave oral to a male I'm female. 2 days later I developed a sore throat, then itchy ears, headache, and runny stopped up nose with np cough. Std?

I gave oral to a male I'm female. 2 days later I developed a sore throat, then itchy ears, headache, and runny stopped up nose with np cough. Std?

Probably not STD: STDs can be transmitted by oral sex, especially fellatio. However, STDs don't cause symptoms like yours. Sounds like you have viral URI, i.e. a cold, not from the oral sex exposure. But you certainly could have caught it just by being that close, and especially if the sexual event included kissing. Ask your partner if he has (or had) a cold. If so, no need to investigate this any further. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to dogs or aleve meds? Puffy eyes, watery eyes, itchy ears and throat, nausea, dizzy, lost of appetite, weak,

Allergic reaction to dogs or aleve meds? Puffy eyes, watery eyes, itchy ears and throat, nausea, dizzy, lost of appetite, weak,

Highly individual: Issues determined by history, mind, brain & body responses & remain largely beyond any precise understanding despite lots of tests promoted as possibly useful. Most treatments of any use aim at suppressing some body responses/symptoms. Careful of marketing. Focus on underlying issues, basic principles: http://goo. Gl/k6mQK9. Medicine=low-tech; humans=Hi-Tech. Consider: http://goo. Gl/cv2kz2 ...Read more

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Itching Throat (Definition)

Uncomfortable sensation in pharynx. ...Read more