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What causes ear, jaw, neck pain with soreness, swelling and difficulty swallowing all on the left side.

What causes ear, jaw, neck pain with soreness, swelling and difficulty swallowing all on the left side.

Complex: The head and neck is exquisitely intricate. Could be anything from an ear or upper respiratory infection to TMJ syndrome to cancer in a smoker. Could be a dental problem too. If worsening need an ENT doc to examine you, especially if a smoker. Motrin can help relieve symptoms. But if worse after the drug wears off need to see a doc. ...Read more

Dr. John Comisi
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Difficulty Swallowing (Definition)

Difficulty swallowing is complex. One could have decreased saliva which will make the food thick and viscous and harder to swallow. Food or liquids may be difficult to swallow and feel like they are getting "stuck" in the throat. One may also "choke" on liquids or foods during the swallow, before, or after the swallow depending on the problem ...Read more


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My ear hurts. And my throat does only on one side. The side of my throat that hurts is the same side as the ear that hurts. It hurts to swallow.?

My ear hurts. And my throat does only on one side. The side of my throat that hurts is the same side as the ear that hurts. It hurts to swallow.?

Ear infection?: An ear infection can cause pain in the throat and vice versa. Symptomatic care for the ear and throat pain can be helpful. You might see your doc for an evaluation if this doesn't get better in a few days. ...Read more

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I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?

I have a mild sore throat that hurts only when I swallow. It also affects my ear. But both the sore throat and the ear pain are only on one side. I had a cold a couple of weeks ago and I still have a cough from that. What could this be?

Sinus infection?: Cold symptoms for more than about 10-14 days may indicate a sinus infection or ear infection. The pain on one side could also be from an infected lymph node or tonsillar infection. If you have fever, see a doctor today. Otherwise call your doc and have them check you out. ...Read more

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Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?

Sore throat on left side when swallowing which hurts in my ear aswell when I swallow. Ear feels blocked on left side too no white dots on tonsils?

Dr. Can check throat: 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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and my ear hurts when I swallow. What can this be?

I have a sore throat and my ear hurts when I swallow. What can this be?

Post nasal drip: Drainage from inflammatory or irritating causes can be triggering your symptoms. ...Read more

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My chest feels compressed both chest and throat hurt and will make my ear hurt too. It hurts to swallow. Feels like swallowing a ball.

My chest feels compressed both chest and throat hurt and will make my ear hurt too. It hurts to swallow. Feels like swallowing a ball.

See a doctor: You do not say if you are having fever, or other symptoms, but from what you have described would advise you to go and get examined ASAP, possibly in an ER if you cannot see your PCP quickly. Good luck and hope this clears up soon ...Read more

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Sore throat past 3 wks mostly left side. Pain comes & goes during day and radiates up to my ear when swallowing. Very painful.?

Sore throat past 3 wks mostly left side. Pain comes & goes during day and radiates up to my ear when swallowing. Very painful.?

Sore throat: A sore throat for three weeks requires investigation which would include a throat inspection by a physician (to look for pharyngitis, tonsillitis) or a throat culture to check for strep (which is treated with antibiotics) and blood tests which include a cbc and differential cell count as well as a monotest (to detect infectious mononucleosis). See your physician who will order the appropriate tests ...Read more

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My ear is red, warm and hurts and I've have head and neck pain on the left side for 4 days now. I'm also dizzy. What could this be,?

My ear is red, warm and hurts and I've have head and neck pain on the left side for 4 days now. I'm also dizzy. What could this be,?

Mixed infection: Sounds like you have an ear infection.
The dizziess goes along with an inner and middle ear infection, the red warm ear with an external ear infection. Do you swim? Ottitis externa is more common with swimming.
YOu may also have a viral infection go to the doctor ...Read more

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I have pharyngeal fold swelling on only the right side, with pain into my ear and difficulty swallowing and speaking. No clear systemic symptoms?

I have pharyngeal fold swelling on only the right side, with pain into my ear and difficulty swallowing and speaking. No clear systemic symptoms?

Strep vs Mono: If you are having throat pain and swelling that is impairing your ability to swallow and speak clearly you should be evaluated in-person promptly in an urgent care or ER to ensure your airway is protected. There are medicines that can be given in the above settings to ensure your symptoms improve pending some additional testing. ...Read more

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I took a short nap. Woke up with a sharp, stabbing pain in my throat and tenderness in my ear. Pain is less sharp now, but it still hurts to swallow?

I took a short nap. Woke up with a sharp, stabbing pain in my throat and tenderness in my ear. Pain is less sharp now, but it still hurts to swallow?

Throat irritation: Your throat was irritated from any number of possibilities after your nap. You may have had a dry throat from mouth breathing or you are developing an infectious sore throat. Throat pain will commonly refer to the ear. You can take OTC analgesics, do warm salt water gargles, and observe for a few days. If it gets worse with other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

Dr. Can check throat: 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 lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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I don't have a sore throat but I did recently have nasal congestion due to allergies. The congestion is gone but my ear hurts a lot when I swallow.

I don't have a sore throat but I did recently have nasal congestion due to allergies. The congestion is gone but my ear hurts a lot when I swallow.

See Allergist: In patients with poorly controlled allergic rhinitis, symptoms can often manifest as ear fullness or pain. Treating your allergies properly with avoidance measures and medications usually resolves these symptoms. For acute pain have ear examined to rule out infection. See an Allergist in order to diagnose your allergen sensitivities and maximize your medication regimen so that you feel better. ...Read more

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I have had neck pain on left and right side with slight ear pain that comes and goes sore throat that comes and goes what could this be?

I have had neck pain on left and right side with slight ear pain that comes and goes sore throat that comes and goes what could this be?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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What can I do if my ears hurt when I swallow? I have a tiny bit of neck pain when I turn my head.

What can I do if my ears hurt when I swallow? I have a tiny bit of neck pain when I turn my head.

Deep?: Is it deep ear pain? I might consider seeing a doctor for an imaging study like a ct or mri. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia can be a cause for deep ear pain. ...Read more

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Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Can excessive belching cause throat damage? Can't gargle, difficulty swallowing at times, choking, neck pain on both sides, acid reflux problems.

Belching: The excessive belching is caused by some underlying condition, such as your reflux disease. The belching itself is more a symptom than the cause you need to get treated. Seek help form a GI dr. Who specializes in this area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a horrible headache n neck pain n cant hardly swallow even water. Chills fever. What is best to relieve my throat hurts to swallow saliva too.

Neck pain: I would go to your medical doctor or the emergency room to evaluate the symptoms. Difficulty swallowing with fever and chills are worrisome and need urgent treatment. ...Read more

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I've having severe ear and neck pain on my right side especially bad pain behind my ear any idea of what this could be?

I've having severe ear and neck pain on my right side especially bad pain behind my ear any idea of what this could be?

Difficult to say....: Any 'severe' pain in any part of body should be looked at by a physician in person for a proper diagnosis and prompt treatment. There are vital body structures around ear and neck that need to be looked at for your symptoms. In the meantime OTC pain medicine like Ibuprofen can be used for temporary relief. ...Read more

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I have jaw pain, occasional tooth pain, headaches, neck pain and sometimes pain in my ear - all on the right side of my head. Feel generally unwell.

I have jaw pain, occasional tooth pain, headaches, neck pain and sometimes pain in my ear - all on the right side of my head. Feel generally unwell.

TMD +?: See your dentist to determine if this is TMD\TMJoint Dysfunction related (plus other dental problems) and also see your physician to check out your general medical health. When were you last dental and medical check-ups? The way to better health and relief will be through personal one on one evaluations and not internet searches for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Cold with sore throat, coughing, & nasal congestion for 3 days. I blew my nose & my ear now starts popping whenever I swallow. Will the popping stop?

Cold with sore throat, coughing, & nasal congestion for 3 days. I blew my nose & my ear now starts popping whenever I swallow. Will the popping stop?

Viral URI: 3 days of symptoms sounds like a "cold." There is fluid in the eustachian tube due to the nasal congestion and increased mucus. This will likely resolve when the cold resolves but can linger for a couple of weeks afterwards due to residual inflammation ...Read more

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I have neck pain down right side of neck when I tilt my head to the left and pain bottom right side of neck when I turn head to the right and swallow?

I have neck pain down right side of neck when I tilt my head to the left and pain bottom right side of neck when I turn head to the right and swallow?

Many strap muscles: First, if this has been going on for a while, it needs to be looked at by your doctor.
Do a google search of neck muscle anatomy (look for photos) and try to figure out which of the strap muscles is in the location of your pain. There are several layers of muscles so you may need to study a few different diagrams. See if palpating and stretching a specific muscle helps or aggravates your pain. ...Read more

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I have a sensation like something is stuck in my throat since few days & I can see a tiny red lump like on pharynx but no sore throat or ear/neck pain?

I have a sensation like something is stuck in my throat since few days & I can see a tiny red lump like on pharynx but no sore throat or ear/neck pain?

Explanation: Your symptoms with small red lumps on pharynx, even without sore throat, most likely related to pharyngitis or you can call it "cold" infection. Use Advil or Motrin 400 mg 3 times a day for 5-6 days, honey and hot tea with lemon and you should be fine. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, toothache, ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation) (severity: moderate), neck pain and b...

I am experiencing sore throat, toothache, ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation, throbbing sensation) (severity: moderate), neck pain and b...

Contact DDS: Go to your dentist first for a complete evaluation to determine cause of your dental pain. If the dentist determines that the pain is of non dental origin, you will be promptly referred to your MD. ...Read more

Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

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