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Strep Throat Causing Ear Pain
I was just diagnosed with strep throat but didn't have a fever or belly pain just ear pain and feeling something is caught in throat is that normal?
Maybe: Or you may just be a strep A carrier and that is unrelated to your other issue. The symptom complex presented by individual patients varies. A positive test coupled with an exam may be Strep throat. Yet depending on the season, 5% or more of the population can carry strep in their throat year round with no symptoms and not truly be infected. ...Read more
I have earache(cannot hear frm lft ear) very sore throat(but no tonsils)especially whn swallow, whitish stuff on tongue do I have strep throat?
Earache: You either have wax in the ear of fluid in the middle ear. Sore throat could be a strep infection. The tonsils will have pustules on them or pus. The whitish tongue does not indicate much. You can calm your family doc and ask for an antibiotic if you can not get in to see him or her. Good luck. ...Read more
I have severe LPR and now I have chronic pharyngitis, middle ear pain, phlemy throat all time also sinus pain.can LPR be the cause? I'm suffering plz hel
LPR: LPR can cause many problems of head and neck. Suggest you see a GI doctor to evaluate and treat it as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have been advised to get a strep test because of ear pain on right side with movable lump in throat and headache. No fever present. Still advised?
Throat sore, neck pain, ear pain, headaches, and there is now a white abscess (?) on back of throat and a few red dots. Symptoms — dots fading. Strep?
It may be.: See your clinic for a strep test to know for sure. ...Read more
Can you have strep throat without a fever? And possibly an ear infection as well? The Worst sore throat ever for 4 days now and ear pain but no fever?
Yes: You may have strep throat without fever. Can be very difficult to swallow, so bad you can't swallow your own saliva. A simple swab test can diagnose or exclude strep throat in a very short time, and you can then initiate antibiotic therapy. If you do have strep throat, you are contagious until you've been on treatment for at least 24 hrs. Get seen soon. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a horrible sore throat. My tonsils are swollen and there is a white spot in the back of my throat. I also have ear pain on one side. My tongue has bumps in the back and looks grayish. Could this be strep? My neck is also sore.
Strep throat : If you're not feeling better after three to four days then get tested for strep. Very hard to know by just looking ...Read more
Consistant headache, sore throat, ear pain, gums hurt, body aches, nauseous, negative for strep throat and the flu taken amoxilin,?
2 separate problems : These 2 problems should be addressed separately. 1. Swollen gums — can be a sign that you already have, gum disease or dental abscess. See your dentist. 2. Headache, sinus aches, coughing- seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water, NSAIDs and get a good rest. ...Read more
Red rash on chest starting to get a bad sore throat and ear pain. Have had some allergy sinus drainage. No fever yet. Could this be Strep?
Right side only: tonsil very swollen, burns, neck pain, ear pain w/ ringing. Dr said it's not ear infection or strep (quick culture). Tonsillitis?
Maybe: Naming the infection gets a little fuzzy (tonsilitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis). Most are viral infections that have typical 7-10 day span. Important to rule out strep (moreso for children) because it is treatable and may have serious effects if not treated. Any inflammation in this tight area can cause lymphoid/tonsil swelling, ear discomfort, soreness. The Worst case may be abscess under the tissue ...Read more
Can partialy treated ear infec cause strep throat in 6yr old he took amxicil for 6.5 days & cefdnir a month later for 10 days fr strep. Complications?
Yes & no: Group a strep can cause an ear infections but it accounts for a small minority. Partial treatment can prevent primary cure, but some ears can reinfect when the fluid behind the drum remains.(often up to 6 wks)to me strep complications include kidney disease, rheumatic fever or neurologic disorders related to strep a. Persistence after inadequate treatment is expected, not a complication. ...Read more
Hi can an ear infection cause strep throat because My throat is hurting it started hurting today. So could ear infection turn into strep throat.?
An ear infection is always secondary to an infection, viral or bacterial in the back of the nose. Never the other way around. That is, an ear infection does not lead to a throat infection.
It is most likely that a throat/nose infection, usually viral leads to an ear infection. Incidentally, Streptococcus is not a common bacterial cause of otitis media. ...Read more
6yr/o has had 4 ear infections, strep throat and an uti since January. Is this normal or is this concerning? What can cause all these infections?
Son (3yrs) had fever 101-103F for 64hrs with complaint for waterery eyes, constant eye rubbing. Doc eliminated strep throat, found one ear infected, but didn't know what's the cause for fever Pls help?
Viruses: There are a variety of viruses that can cause the symptoms you describe along with a prolonged fever. An ear infection with cold symptoms and clear runny eyes suggests one. If he is eating and is not acting very sick he should be fine. The thinking these days is to not treat ear infections with antibiotics as most ear infection are viral but with prolonged fever most docs do. It's hard to b a Mom ...Read more
I have had a sore throat for 5 days, earache in both ears, fever up to 103, chills, body aches, and flu and strep was negative. I’ve had mono before so it’s likely not that. Also my neck is stiff but that may just be the ear probs. Any help?
Fever and URI: Hard to answer without more information but be sure to get re-examined if still ill ...Read more
If it hurts badly when i swallow and earache, is it strep throat syptoms?? Should i still go to work
Could be many things: Very sore throats are often strep, but more often they are not. Most frequently they are still caused by viruses, from cold viruses like rhino virus or adenovirus, to viruses like EBV that causes mono. Other bacteria than strep can also infect throat, although these causes are uncommon. Best to get source/cause identified if sick for more than a couple of days or if pain severe. ...Read more
My throat hurts, but not in a strep throat way. My ears also hurt and the pain sort of feels like in the inner part. Whatshould I do?
Rule out TMJ : Many medical and dental issues can cause that symptom but commonly it may be tmj, muscle spasm and trigger points in the medial and lateral ptyergoid muscles, masseter and temporalis muscles. Capsulitis of the TMJ can lead to similar symptoms as can a dental never abscess in a lower molar. ...Read more
I have strep throat right now and my left ear just all of a sudden loss it's hearingis this normal?
My ear is hurting incredibly bad. It has been for a few hours. Now the hearing in that ear is declining. What should I do? I have had strep throat recently.
Separate real estate: Ear infections arise after mucous accumulates in the middle ear during a cold or other event. Throat germs climb up the Eustachian tubes to feed on it. It becomes a separate walled off infection. A person can acquire a strep throat at near the same time but not from the ear. (the germs of ear infections are different.) ...Read more
Yes: The pain in your ear is likely a referred pain from your throat. The nervous system that serves the throat also serves the ear. Sometimes our brain just mixes the signals up. Take your antibiotics completely as prescribed. ...Read more
Viral infection: If you have been tested for strep throat and mono and been told you don't have them, you most likely have a sorethroat caused by the common cold virus. It could less commonly be caused by the influenza virus. This will run its course and you do not need antibiotics for a viral infection. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain and fever. Stay hydrated. ...Read more
Should be transient: Throat infections can cause enough swelling around the eustachian tubes that these can be blocked until the swelling subsides. The eustachian tubes allow air to enter the middle ear and drain mucous produced inside. If the tube is blocked, fluid can build up and the loss of an air connection will result in transient loss of about 40% of hearing on that side. ...Read more
Strep throat: Whether the treatment is oral or intramuscular antibiotics, strep bacteria in the throat is wiped out in 24 hours when one is no longer contagious. The advantage of the shot is that it lasts for 10 days provided it was la bicillin. Oral meds should be taken daily for 10 days to prevent complications from the infection. ...Read more
Strep throat a month ago. Took zpak, feel better, no pain now, still white patches in throat&right side tonsils look weird&struggle w plugged ear. Why?
Tonsils post-infx: It sounds like the infection cleared up ok (azithromycin is not my favorite drug for strep, it works ok), but you have more concern about chronic changes present in your tonsils and that is what is likely affecting your ear as well. If this is a one time thing, I'd give it another 4-8 weeks as long as you're feeling ok. If you have had chronic problems with recurrent tonsil/throat, time to see ent. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with strep throat 4 days ago and have been taking amoxicillin. I still hav the same symptoms maybe worse and now I have pain in my ear?
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