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My throut hurts on the same side that I have a sharp pain in my ear when I swallow what can I do for relife?

My throut hurts on the same side that I have a sharp pain in my ear when I swallow what can I do for relife?

Gargle with salt H2O: You need to call your doctor to get an appointment to be seen. In the meantime, you can rinse with warm salt water, gargle with it and that can help with the sore throat. You might put a heating pad over the sore ear side and you might get some relief there as well. ...Read more

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Everytime I burp I have a very sharp pain in my inner ear. When I swallow hard it also hurts my ear. I'm wondering what could be causing it? I also want to know if it could be a serious ear infection, I get them often back to back but I've never had a bur

Everytime I burp I have a very sharp pain in my inner ear. When I swallow hard it also hurts my ear. I'm wondering what could be causing it? I also want to know if it could be a serious ear infection, I get them often back to back but I've never had a bur

Ear pain: it sounds like you may have inner ear pressure. pressure can be caused by fluid development behind the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and this could be early signs of otitis media (inner ear infection). Get evaluated since you have a history of inner ear infections. ...Read more

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I'm 19, sharp ear pain when swallowing. Switches ears. One day the right one the next the left. I have chronic post nasal drip and allergies. Help plz?

I'm 19, sharp ear pain when swallowing. Switches ears. One day the right one the next the left. I have chronic post nasal drip and allergies. Help plz?

Viral or bacterial: Infection,you need to be evaluated by a doctor,this might be a bacterial infection in your middle ear,a doctor will prescribe some antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in ear, on&off for 2min. Heard soap bubbles dissolving btwn pain. Pain stopped after removin earwax but ear felt weird. What's wrong?

Sudden sharp pain in ear, on&off for 2min. Heard soap bubbles dissolving btwn pain. Pain stopped after removin earwax but ear felt weird. What's wrong?

Possible perforation: I would be very concerned that you ruptured or perforated your eardrum. You should see your doctor to have him/her look into your ear and if it is ruptured, you may need to see an ear specialist to repair it. ...Read more

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I have tenderness/swelling in front of my right ear, most noticeable when mouth is open, feels like it could be top of jaw. Sharp pain in ear area too?

I have tenderness/swelling in front of my right ear, most noticeable when mouth is open, feels like it could be top of jaw. Sharp pain in ear area too?

TMJ: This sound like you may have inflammation in your temporomandibular joint. This can sometimes be hard to treat. It is usually caused by grinding your teeth at night. See your Dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Stabbing sharp pain in ear. I've had 5 ECT treatments. Last was on Monday. Pain started a few hours ago. Also have chills, neck and shoulder ache. No fever.

Stabbing sharp pain in ear. I've had 5 ECT treatments. Last was on Monday. Pain started a few hours ago. Also have chills, neck and shoulder ache. No fever.

Unclear.: You may have a viral syndrome. What you describe is not a usual complication of ECT. But you should inform the ECT doctor and the anesthesiologist: there is the chance that additional treatments need to be postponed. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a sharp pain deep in my left ear when I bite or swallow, a few weeks ago I had an issue with wax build up could it be infected ?

I'm experiencing a sharp pain deep in my left ear when I bite or swallow, a few weeks ago I had an issue with wax build up could it be infected ?

Yes: This is one possibility only, but wax impaction can be a nidus for infection or even just severe irritation. A physician can help to remove impacted wax if otc solutions fail. Other possibilities include jaw, sinus, secretory gland, or other less common problems. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right ear when I move my tongue, talk, swallow, or chew? What can cause this? Any eardrops I should get to relieve the pain? Thanks

Sharp pain in right ear when I move my tongue, talk, swallow, or chew? What can cause this? Any eardrops I should get to relieve the pain? Thanks

Referred pain: When ear pain seems to be related to the jaw, worse with chewing or tongue movement, it is common that the pain is actually referred to the ear. Although it's impossible to tell without an exam, you probably have TMJ, which should respond nicely to anti-inflammatories like Motrin ...Read more

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My soft palet has has been sore with a sharp pain when swallowing, achy. Just got done with ten days 1500 penacilin from double ear infection.

My soft palet has has been sore with a sharp pain when swallowing, achy. Just got done with ten days 1500 penacilin from double ear infection.

Probably viral: You may have a viral throat infection causing these symptoms. Gargle with warm salt water & take some Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you have a fever & the symptoms worsen, have your doctor recheck you. ...Read more

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2 days ago i started having a sharp pain in my left ear. Also my throat feels swollen. Very painful in left side of throat and left ear when swallowing. Is there any OTC medications that could help?

2 days ago i started having a sharp pain in my left ear. Also my throat feels swollen. Very painful in left side of throat and left ear when swallowing. Is there any OTC medications that could help?

Eustachian tube dys.: You could have an ear infection or eustachian tube dysfunction. Try salt warm water gargles every 2-3 hrs. You could take some over the counter pain killer also for some relief. If you don't see any improvement, please see your doctor for detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a sharp pain on the right side of my throat and in my right ear. It really hurts to swallow.

I got a sharp pain on the right side of my throat and in my right ear.  It really hurts to swallow.

See details: It is asore throat and it likely viral. If it persists see a doctor. Try Chloroseptic for some symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain near my left clavical and an ache in my left ear. What is wrong with me? Slight numbness in left arm. Hurts to swallow.

Pinched nerve: The info provided is limited but certainly a radiculopathy ( pinched nerve root ) in the cervical spine can not be excluded. This can be due to a disc herniation or arthritic changes in the cervical spine compressing the nerve root as it exits the spine. This should be evaluated and will likely require an xray, MRI and possible electrodiagnostic evaluation to diagnose. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my ear after eating and swallowing only in left ear. Has been doing it after wisdom teeth removal almost a year ago, is it possible?

Sharp pain in my ear after eating and swallowing only in left ear. Has been doing it after wisdom teeth removal almost a year ago, is it possible?

See your dentist: The removal of wisdom teeth can present some complications. Also, after the removal of wisdom teeth, it can change the way your teeth hit together which can affect your tmj. The TMJ is directly in front of your ear canal and TMJ dysfunction can sometimes affect your ear in different ways. See your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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