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Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Fever, ear and throat pain, headache, hard and painful to swallow and yawn?

Med eval: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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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 am experiencing bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...

I am experiencing  bloody nose, throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, neck pain, pain when swallowing and sore throat. The following also describ...

Doctor can examine: 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 bothersome, 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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Throat pain left side when swallowing and blocked nose?

Throat pain left side when swallowing and blocked nose?

URI, sinusitis: This could be a virus, bacterial sinusitis or possibly allergies. You can try a saline nose spray/irrigation and/or over the counter decongestant nasal spray or pill like sudafed. If the symptoms persist you shoud see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Dentist now!: Do not wait! there are so many symptoms that you are describing. Start with your dentist or get a good referral. From that visit a determination will be made as to treatment by either that provider or a referral to an oral surgeon or an ENT or an endodontist. ...Read more

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Pain in ear randomly and when chewing, with sore throat. What is it?

Pain in ear randomly and when chewing, with sore throat. What is it?

TM joint: Likely your jaw joint. They can start to hurt easily from clenching, grinding your teeth at night, from a changing bite (our teeth are really always moving some), chewing too much like chewing gum. Etc. If it persists you must see a doctor for them to examine your ear and throat! ...Read more

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Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

Stiff neck, sore throat, ear ache, headache. White sores in back of mouth/throat and hard to swallow. No fever.

See PCP: Your symptoms are suggestive of acute pharyngitis that is caused by virus or bacteria. Strep infection needs to be ruled out even in the absence of fever. Headache and stiff neck require to be evaluated urgently to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Throat pain when I swallow or cough. Epiglottitis?

Throat pain when I swallow or cough. Epiglottitis?

Dr. can check throat: Epiglottitis is rare. 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 bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat or influenza). ...Read more

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Sick and very sore throat. Ear pops when i burp, cough or swallow ?

Sick and very sore throat. Ear pops when i burp, cough or swallow
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Congestion: It sounds like you have an upper respiratory infection which is causing nasal and upper airway congestion which is blocking off your eustacian tubes. This causes obstruction in the passage of air into the middle ear and leads to the popping sensation. It should get better as the infection runs it's course. An oral or nasal decongestant may give some short term relief. ...Read more

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What can cause ear aches, difficulty swallowing, stiff sore neck and difficulty opening my mouth?

What can cause ear aches, difficulty swallowing, stiff sore neck and difficulty opening my mouth?

TMJ vs other problem: Might be TMJ but your symptoms are vague enough that I think an evaluation by a ENT doc is warranted. If negative, see TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Sore throat and ear pain, can I fly?

Sore throat and ear pain, can I fly?

Might be very painfu: Not so much the sore throat, but the ear pain can be severly exacerbated by flying making it extremely uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Sore throat earache in both ears. Coughing ..chest feels tight?

Sore throat earache in both ears. Coughing ..chest feels tight?

You've probably got: a virus. Gargle w/cool salt water for sore throat, lozenges,delsym OTC for cough, advil (ibuprofen) for pain inchest and ears,maybe an inhaler if you are wheezing. If not better 1 week,see your Dr.. ...Read more

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Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Sore throat when swallowing for 3+ weeks. Phlegm stuck in my throat. Bumps down the back of my throat. Could this be throat cancer?

Phelgm in throat: You are young for throat cancer unless you chewed a lot of betel nuts. More likely you have sinusitis, allergies with phelgm could try Zyrtec (cetirizine) and see if it helps . May be indolent infection/ sinusitis like mycoplasma for whihc you need antibiotics .Since it is 3 weeks would get it checked out by urgent care/ doctor this week. ...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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Having throat pain while swallowing and it radiates to the ear.

Having throat pain while swallowing and it radiates to the ear.

Common: The same nerve that provides sensation to the throat also provides it to portions of the ear and throat infections can have referred pain to the ear. ...Read more

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Sore throat, runny noise, trouble swallowing and sometimes trouble breathing. Neck hurts when touched on right and pain when turn towards left. Help?

You need to go to: a health care provider and be evaluated with a physical examination. I suspect you have a serious infection and need antibiotic treatment. Your description of symptoms is very worrisome. Do not delay. ...Read more

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