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Having ear pain, swollen left lymph node, very sore throat and left jaw pain?

Having ear pain, swollen left lymph node, very sore throat and left jaw pain?

Wisdom tooth?: You could have a partially erupted or infected lower wisdom tooth on your left side. You may want to consult a dentist....Could also be a cold etc..... ...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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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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3 days flu, sore throat, body aches. Felt better, now temp 37.5, 24 hr worsening headache, severe ear and jaw pain, pain meds don't work. What cud be?

3 days flu, sore throat, body aches. Felt better, now temp 37.5, 24 hr worsening headache, severe ear and jaw pain, pain meds don't work. What cud be?

Sinusitis or Otitis?: It is not uncommon to develop a bacterial sinusitis or otitis media infection after initially developing a viral syndrome. Usually the viral symptoms begin to improve, then a secondary bacterial infection ensues. Seek medical attention to be evaluated to determine if you have a sinus or ear infection or other etiology for your symptoms, and to determine if you would benefit from antibiotics. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks have had off/on ear pain, headaches, fevers, and sore throat. Nothing too serious. Now painful lymph node on lower jaw. Should I see a doc?

For 2 weeks have had off/on ear pain, headaches, fevers, and sore throat. Nothing too serious. Now painful lymph node on lower jaw. Should I see a doc?

Yes: 2 weeks is a long time to be sick and you continue to have new symptoms. There is a reason your lymph node is swollen. Check it out with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Pea size lumps on my neck, groin, and armpit, jaw and 2 behind my ear and also ear pain and sore throat and I had sex with this guy 3 months ago..

Pea size lumps on my neck, groin, and armpit, jaw and 2 behind my ear and also ear pain and sore throat and I had sex with this guy 3 months ago..

See doctor, get: Tested. What you described warrants a more detailed investigation by physical examination and some blood tests. It is prudent that you see a doctor at your earliest. You have acquired a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more

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Why would someone have sharp head pain on the side of the head accompanied by ear pain, nausea and a sore throat?

Middle ear infection: I would suspect you have picked up a middle ear infection commonly due to a virus or bacteria; infection. The throat is frequently involved in the same process, causing pharyngitis (sore throat). Watchful waiting and sometimes antibiotics are useful. Antiinflaamatory therapy (motrin/alleve) can make the pain less severe. This infection can last 3-7 days. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

I've had a headache for a month, behind my eyebrows, back of head top of head. Neck pain, occasional sore throat. Ear pain, oval hard bump on head?

Refractory Headache: Refractory headache for one month and "oval hard bump on head" is a red flag and visit to your PCP is warranted. Schedule an appointment for consultation, tests and imaging. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

Sore throat or ear?: Could be an ear infection or a tonsillitis? pharyngitis. In a situation like this it is important to have it evaluated as quickly as possible as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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No effect of penicilin after 3 days. Bad sore throat, difficulty swalloing, ear ache, head ache, swelling under ear. Pain gets worst in night. No fever?

No effect of penicilin after 3 days. Bad sore throat, difficulty swalloing, ear ache, head ache, swelling under ear. Pain gets worst in night. No fever?

Give it time: We know true strep is universally sensitive (killed) by penicillin, but the tissue disruption/pain triggered by infection may take time to improve. You can also have a co-infection with a throat virus (like mono) which can produce some of the most painful soar throats. If your doc treated you without confirming the strep, a virus may be the main cause and the penicillin would do nothing. ...Read more

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Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist. ...Read more

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...Read more

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I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Viral syndrome: It sounds like your symptoms are more than you can handle at home. You've tried taking over-the-counter therapies like Paracetamol? You should call your doc since you have dizziness and could be dehydrated. I recommend chicken soup, fluids, and REST until you can be seen. You need something for the chest too-like an inhaler (albuterol). Limit stress and sleep well to avoid these type of infections ...Read more

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I keep getting a sharp stabbing pain in the back of my head on the left side, I've had a sore throat for 2 weeks, and an earache on left side.

Get seen: Don't wait, I suspect you have an undiagnosed infection, if it progresses you may get quite ill. It's really impossible to say based on your description. You have waited long enough- get an answer, a primary doctor or ENT can help. Get help and get better ...Read more

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I have severe ear, throat and jaw pain. Ear pain originates in the canal, they are also ringing loudly. Jaw pain is focused near the molars.?

I have severe ear, throat and jaw pain. Ear pain originates in the canal, they are also ringing loudly. Jaw pain is focused near the molars.?

TMJ: You may be experiencing symptoms associated with TMJ. Pl see your doctor or dentist to make the diagnosis with dimple exam. They may need an X-ray and recommend treatment with prescription pain relievers as needed or physical therapy. Feel better?? ...Read more

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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Viral Pharyngitis (Definition)

A sore throat is discomfort, pain, or scratchiness in the throat. A sore throat often makes ...Read more