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Sharp pain in both ears & throat (w/ more pain/soreness on left side), pain around eyes & headache, feeling lethargic & sore all over. No tonsils.

Sharp pain in both ears & throat (w/ more pain/soreness on left side), pain around eyes & headache, feeling lethargic & sore all over. No tonsils.

Dr. Can check throat: 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 bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease the pain. ...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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Sharp pain in my left ear that is sudden. Worsen when I eat. And my left side of the throat and tung really hurt. What can this be?

Sharp pain in my left ear that is sudden. Worsen when I eat. And my left side of the throat and tung really hurt. What can this be?

Referred pain: You most likely have a viral or bacterial infection of either the base of the tongue, tonsil or pharynx.
The pain in the ear is likely referred to the side of the face where the ear is located. If your hearing has not changed, the pain is referred to the side of the face (ear) because the sensory nerve that innervates the back of the throat also innervates the front of the ear canal. See ENT doc. ...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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Hi. Inner ears ache, sore throat, chills, & sharp pain that radiates from both sides of neck (could be unrelated. Had it b4) ideas? How to treat?

Hi. Inner ears ache, sore throat, chills, & sharp pain that radiates from both sides of neck (could be unrelated. Had it b4) ideas? How to treat?

Hard to say: Sensory nerves in the ears, nose and throat are very interconnected. Issues in the ear can cause a sore throat and vice versa. The usual things such as warm salt water gargle, over-the-counter pain reliever are they mainstays of treatment. If no better in 7 to 10 days or worse, see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp pain for last 4 days on right side of my throat. Almost like a knife cutting me. Hard to ear and swallow or even brush teeth. Help.

Must be seen: Please see your GP or go to Urgent Care immediately. Sharp pain is a signal that there's something very wrong. Probably infection. Please seek immediate treatment. ...Read more

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Off & on sharp pain 2 inches behind right ear. Getting over a major burning sore throat on same side for a month. Major stress recently. Stress related?

Off & on sharp pain 2 inches behind right ear. Getting over a major burning sore throat on same side for a month. Major stress recently. Stress related?

Enlarged node: You are likely feeling an enlarged periauricular lymph node or else you are developing shingles. This is based on you being stressed- this will depress your immunity and will allow the varicella virus to come out of dormancy. Get it checked out by a health professional. ...Read more

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I'm 33 with sickle cell beta+thalassemia I'm having sharp pain in right ear n jaw n throat. My neck hurtscslso all on my right side. What's wrong? Tp

I'm 33 with sickle cell beta+thalassemia I'm having sharp pain in right ear n jaw n throat. My neck hurtscslso all on my right side. What's wrong? Tp

More information?: For short duration pain, Sickle crisis may be but this pain sounds like many other problems. While deep pain may be difficult to pinpoint for the patient, she can have all of the diseases other people have. TMJ arthritis, supperative otitis media, lesions of middle ear, TM, upper pharynx. Many people with Sickle beta plus thal do not know it and never have seizures, others have them more often ...Read more

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Sharp pain on my chest and throat, frequent burping, ear pain and shortness of breath. What is this? Is this gerd?

It could be: Most of your symptoms are compatible with GERD. GERD can cause burping, chest and throat burning or sharp pain, and occasional shortness of breath. I'm not sure the ear pain is related. That being said, there are other things that can cause chest pain. If you haven't already, you should see your doctor who can take a full history and examine you. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a really sharp pain in my left ear and going up into my head! It's really painful and more than just ear ache, it's more like a sharp pain and throbbing/surges. I also have a really sore throat! Any ideas? Xx

Sinusitis: Pain in the face and eye with radiation in association with a sore throat are likely infectious in nature.

Other symptoms of sinusitis include discolored nasal discharge, nasal congestion, upper dental pain, sinus pressure and fevers.

I would suggest seeing your doctor for an exam and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, itchy ears and a cough that causes sharp pain. Persistent headache as well. No stuffy or runny nose. Slightly ferverish. Help?

I have a sore throat, itchy ears and a cough that causes sharp pain. Persistent headache as well. No stuffy or runny nose. Slightly ferverish. Help?

Post nasal drip: Trt over the counter Claritin or its equivalent. If you are having post nasal drip it will be better by tomorrow. Even though your nose is not running it may be irritated. ...Read more

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Sore throat since 2 days ago, but not painful. Yesterday, short sharp pain right ear when eating in morning only, felt something moved a bit on left ear. GP said it's flu, ear drum not swollen. But always feel something in right ear throughout the day.

Flu or allergies: Flu or allergies. You have a sore throat and some ear pain. At this time of year the allergies are very common. Continue to measure your temperature. Fever is uncommon in allergies. Treat your sore throat with liquids and nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) if ok. Sore throat common when running AC as it dries out air too. Continue good hand hygiene always. ...Read more

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19 yr old female w/ sudden sharp pain above right ear for 15 secs. Since it's stopped my neck has been throbbing on the same side for 45 minutes.?

Pain: Depending on your medical history, likely related to a headache or migraine (from dehydration, hormone use, diet related, or stress/tension). If Neck pain is severe or this is worst headache of life or pain persists, call your MD ASAP. A medical consult with a HealthTap MD may help otherwise determine true cause ...Read more

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Having the front and right side of thyroid removed due to lumps, I have pain shooting up the side of neck into ear, it's a sharp pain is it the lumps?

Having the front and right side of thyroid removed due to lumps, I have pain shooting up the side of neck into ear, it's a sharp pain is it the lumps?

Thyroid lumps: Usually lumps in the thyroid do not cause pain, but they can be associated with pain, if the thyroid gland is inflamed. It is common for an inflamed thyroid gland to be associated with ear pain. If you are having the lumps removed, hopefully, the biopsy will tell you if the gland is inflamed. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pain that starts from the side my head and travels to my throat and to middle of my chest pain last for one to two minutes.?

I've been having sharp pain that starts from the side my head and travels to my throat and to middle of my chest pain last for one to two minutes.?

? 2 entities: There is no anatomic connection to those 3 areas of the body. It is possible that you're having symptoms of neuralgia (mild inflammation/irritability) of a superficial scalp nerve; and pinched nerve in the rib cage or esophageal spasm. For neuralgia, try TYLENOL (acetaminophen). I feel that these symptoms will resolve without any specific treatment but see your Physician if they persist. ...Read more

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Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Sharp pain up back of head ear some facial pain too, neck pain dull sharp pain back of head when lying down certian ways?

Headache: Sounds like tension headaches. Find comfortable head positions. Try memory foam contour pillow to sleep on at night, light massage, warm applications, Ibuprofen or naproxen. If no relief, see doc. ...Read more

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Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Hi every time I cough bend over clear my throat I get this sharp pain in my head on the left side sometimes it lasts all day others it'll go away?

Unclear: There are many parameters I do not know that would be helpful : how long you have had this cough, are you bending your head below your waist, have you eaten enough food / drank enough fluids, are there other symptoms. The increased pressure within your body during coughing actions can sometimes cause pressure in your head. However you will need an evaluation by a professional to seek more help... ...Read more

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This morning I yawned and a sharp pain shot up the side of me neck on the rt side and into my ear. It hurt for thirty second then dulled to an ache.

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This morning I yawned and a sharp pain shot up the side of me neck on the rt side and into my ear. It hurt for thirty second then dulled to an ache.

TMJ: You may have over stretched one of the muscles of chewing. Ice for the first day then heat after that should help. Soft diet for a few days too. See dentist if persistent. ...Read more

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A few days ago I felt a sharp pain on the back side of my head and above my ear. This morning I had tingling from my ear down my neck on the same side?

A few days ago I felt a sharp pain on the back side of my head and above my ear. This morning I had tingling from my ear down my neck on the same side?

Neck pain: Occipital neuralgia. The greater occipital nerve runs between the muscles of the neck and provides sensation to the scalp behind the ear and up to the back of the head. When the muscles are are in spasm, headaches and tingling occurs. The pain is relieved with massage, physical therapy, and injections of the occipital nerve. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck (C3/4) can cause similar pain. ...Read more

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Sometimes I experience a sharp pain near my anti-tragus and and behind my ear and kind of down my neck and when I push my Tragus down the pain gets worse and sharper, what could this be? It's been happening randomly for awhile now, like years..

Ear sensitivity: It sounds like you have an area of specific sensitivity, and stimulating it cause a radiated pain.
This is likely a normal variation, and reflects referred pain from the site that is stimulated. If you have redness, tenderness, fever, or see any red streaks, do get this evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain or cramp behind my right ear at the base of my head and down my neck. I can't move at all. Excruciating pain.

I have a sharp pain or cramp behind my right ear at the base of my head and down my neck. I can't move at all. Excruciating pain.

Trapezius spasm: It inserts at the base of the skull and goes down to both shoulders and middle of your back. You probably aggravated it during sleep when your neck was turned to one side for a long period. You could try some ibuprofen, used as directed and see your physician for a work up because it could also be reflex muscle spasm from nerve compression in the neck. ...Read more

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Sharp pain under ear and down left side of neck. It is on & off but random. It really hurts, and it's sore to the touch. Heat helps. Is this serious?

Sharp pain under ear and down left side of neck. It is on & off but random. It really hurts, and it's sore to the touch. Heat helps. Is this serious?

Pain in neck: It may be something serious however there's a few factors. If the pain is intense and last more than a day or so I would probably have it looked at. Otherwise if it's mild and comes and goes it may not need further evaluation. Red flags include fever, difficulty in neck movement. If any of these exist or it's getting worse I would have it looked at by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Loud pulse sound next left ear also sharp pain felt under chin near neck, righ side.?

Loud pulse sound next left ear also sharp pain felt under chin near neck, righ side.?

Ear noise+chin pain: NajlaM~ the loud noise in the ear is most likely benign audible carotid pulsation because even mild calcification in the carotid will cause this. However, because of the pain beneath the right mandible, please see an MD to examine your submandibular salivary glands for swelling because blockage of duct with a stone (Whartons duct) to this gland could cause this. Thanks ...Read more