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Doctor insights on: Strep Throat Causing Ear Pain

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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?

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

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 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?

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

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Strep test negative. 4 plus weeks of sore throat when swallowing on right side. Severe throat pain when sneezing. No congestion or ear pain.?

Nopostnasal drip?: This could cause 1 sided throat pain. If not, see an ENT Dr. and get scoped in the nose to see the back of the throat. They should be able to diagnose your problems. If you do have postnasal drip, try flonase or rhinocort nasal spray and see if this helps. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Consistant headache, sore throat, ear pain, gums hurt, body aches, nauseous, negative for strep throat and the flu taken amoxilin,?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

Could strep throat normally cause ear infections?

No: This is a separate location with separate vulnerabilities. The germ is rarely found in samples taken from ear pus. The conditions that accompany a strep throat, like swelling of the structures can indirectly set up conditions ripe for a middle ear infection to occur. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

No: 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

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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?

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?

See remark: It is CONCERNING! Has he been seen by a pediatrician?, family doctor? If you are close to a medical center,children hospital, this 6 yr old MUST be evaluated,otherwise the child will have serious future consequences. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If it hurts badly when i swallow and earache, is it strep throat syptoms?? Should i still go to work

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

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I have strep throat and blood in ear. Is this normal?

I have strep throat and blood in ear. Is this normal?

Not common: Strep pharyngitis does not typically cause bloody ear drainage. Theoretically, severe inflammation could cause enlargement of the blood vessels on the ear drum, which might bleed. I'd consider this a stretch though! ...Read more

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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

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I have strep throat right now and my left ear just all of a sudden loss it's hearingis this normal?

I have strep throat right now and my left ear just all of a sudden loss it's hearingis this normal?

Ear complications.: A middle ear infection is a possible complication from strep throat. Recommend use of a decongestant. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Best : The Best thing to do would be to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. This sounds like an ear infection of some type, but without an exam, a reliable diagnosis and recommendations cannot be made. ...Read more

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Can ear infection turn into strep throat?

Can ear infection turn into strep throat?

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

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I have strep throat and a really bad pain in my right ear. Are these related?

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

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My ears hurt a lot and I have severe throat pain. It's not strep throat or mono. What do I have?

My ears hurt a lot and I have severe throat pain. It's not strep throat or mono. What do I have?

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

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I have strep throat and just lost some hearing in my right ear, is this normal?

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

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How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

How long does it take to clear up strep throat and an ear infection with a shot?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Referred pain: Ear pain and worsening throat pain might reflect worsening infection and possible tonsillar abscess development, return to you medical care provider or see an otolaryngologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My lymph nodes on my neck/throat hurt, and both my ears ache? Could it be strep throat

Strep test: Some people will have referred pain to their ears with strep throat. The only way to positively diagnose strep throat is with a strep test and/or a culture. ...Read more

Strep Throat (Definition)

A throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds ...Read more