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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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Ear pain, and tiny tender "node "under jaw. Hard to even feel. Related?

Ear pain, and tiny tender "node "under jaw. Hard to even feel. Related?

Yes likely: If on same side could be lymph node draining/fighting the infection in the ear. See a dr. For possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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Ear pain and sensitive scalp right side what it can be?

Ear pain and sensitive scalp right side what it can be?

Possible swimmer's: Ear (infection of ear canal). Moisture from swimming (or sometimes from showering) stays in the ear canal and makes it a good place for bacteria and fungus to grow, then causing inflammation of the ear canal. This can be very painful and the pain often radiates up to the scalp. Please see your doctor to diagnose properly and get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have bad ear pain on my left side with the fland beneath my jaw being sore to the touch. What could this be? There is no liquid coming out.

I have bad ear pain on my left side with the fland beneath my jaw being sore to the touch. What could this be? There is no liquid coming out.

Blocked gland: This could be a stricture or stone in the gland outlet. Have this evaluated by an ear nose and throat specialist to see if something can be done. ...Read more

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Sore throat and ear pain what should I do?

Sore throat and ear pain what should I do?

See your PCP: Your ears, nose, sinus and throat are connected, so a problem with one can mean a problem for another. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm having congestion, sore throat and ear pain. What could this be!

I'm having congestion, sore throat and ear pain. What could this be!

Cold: Those are all common symptoms of a cold that is usually caused by a virus. The only otc medication in studies to help with the common cold has been zinc lozenges if taken early enough. Other people report good sucess with high doses of vitamin c, but that has not been substantiated in studies. ...Read more

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My 8 yr son has a lump on his left cheek next to his ear not vissable to see but you can feel it. It is hard but no ear pain. Just sore if you push it?

My 8 yr son has a lump on his left cheek next to his ear not vissable to see but you can feel it. It is hard but no ear pain. Just sore if you push it?

See Your Doctor: The presence of a mass in this area can have a few causes e.g. lymph node, cysts, and more. Enlargement of these structures can be the result of infection, inflammation, trauma, and more. A thorough history is needed including duration, presence of other symptoms, recent illness, trauma, past medical history, and more. Visual inspection is crucial. See your doctor for correct diagnosis/treatment. ...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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Swollen left mastoid tender with dizziness no ear pain just some left ear sensation Over a few weeks time 99.3 fever pretty consistently at night

Swollen left mastoid tender with dizziness no ear pain just some left ear sensation Over a few weeks time 99.3 fever pretty consistently at night

MASTOIDITIS: IS a clinical infection of the mastoid which is completely treatable with proper use of decongestants and antibiotics. Contact your Primary Care Provider who may want to check out your ear since this may be the "primary" source of your tender mastoid area

Hope this is helpful'
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi I have been having a sore right tonsil an right ear pain on an off for a month now! My tonsil doesn't look swollen but it looks like there may be a?

Hi I have been having a sore right tonsil an right ear pain on an off for a month now! My tonsil doesn't look swollen but it looks like there may be a?

Needs evaluation.: It is fairly common for something happening in the tonsil to manifest with ear pain. If the tonsil looks normal then I would be worried about a tumor within the tonsil. I know that I am probably over reacting but I always take very seriously simultaneous throat and ear pain. See ent. ...Read more

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I have excruciating ear pain and a little tenderness behind the ear. Had my ear checked by a dr and have no infection. Should I be concerned?

Ear pain: Ear pain can be challenging, particularly when your ear looks normal. I see this quite frequently and usually the pain is coming from a nearby structure. One if the most common is the jaw joint. The jaw joint and the ear canal actually share a bone. Other things can feel like ear pain, too. A sore throat or even a problem with the thyroid or the voice box. You need an ENT to check it out. ...Read more

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I have left ear pain and tenderness in the left side of my head and the top? I only have a partial eardrum due to me having a mastoid tumer years ago

I have left ear pain and tenderness in the left side of my head and the top? I only have a partial eardrum due to me having a mastoid tumer years ago

Otalgia: Headache on one side of head tends to involve earache on the same side due to Vagus nerve innervation of both ear drum and meninges. If you have no discharge from your operated and perforated ear, you do not have an ear infection. See your ENT if you had a canal down mastoidectomy which will require regular cleaning by ENT every 6-12 months. ...Read more

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Sudden ear pain, loud ringing, intensified in hours, fluid movmnt when pops causing icrutiating pain, sore neck, lymph nodes, mucus, becoming intolerable?

See doc asap: That kind of sudden intese pain along with reaction in lymph nodes is a history that suggest possible ear infection. In any even the pain is screaming - go get it seen! You may need some antibiotics or done some injury to the ear that got infected. This is not something for self treatment without a medical exam. See your doc or go to an urgent care center. This can get worse without treatment. ...Read more

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I have had sore throat and ear pain for a couple of days. Is their anything natural I can take???

I have had sore throat and ear pain for a couple of days. Is their anything natural I can take???

You have time: If this is really strep you have 9-10 days from the beginning of symptoms to start the antibiotics that will prevent rheumatic fever. If it is not really strep, antibiotics wouldn't help anyway. There is no "natural" treatment that removes the risk of heart/brain or kidney damage from strep. ...Read more

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I have bruxism pretty bad. Ear pain sore gums etc. Can bruxism cause acid reflux? Will my mouth gard help my symptoms soon?

I have bruxism pretty bad. Ear pain sore gums etc. Can bruxism cause acid reflux? Will my mouth gard help my symptoms soon?

SB and GERD: New research has linked SB and GERD. Sleep bruxism (SB) is prevalent in GERD patients, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is highly associated with SB. ...Read more

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Tenderness at bottom right side of the throat in one main spot. Accompanied by ear pain and discomfort under molars all on right side. Thoughts?

Tenderness at bottom right side of the throat in one main spot. Accompanied by ear pain and discomfort under molars all on right side. Thoughts?

Pain: Could be a multitude of things ranging from pharyngitis (strep or otherwise), ear infection, cavity, etc. You can get referred pain to your ear from your throat or tooth. Tough to say without looking at it, get checked out. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node with cold sore and ear pain. Recent oral surgery2 weeks ago. Dentists says possible staph. How do I know if its staph or fev bl?

Swollen lymph node with cold sore and ear pain. Recent oral surgery2 weeks ago. Dentists says possible staph. How do I know if its staph or fev bl?

Probably infection: A swollen lymphnode is indicative of an in fection. It could be staph or some other microorganism. See the person who did the surgery and an antibiotic should be in order. ...Read more

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Is ear pain with sore throat hiv symptoms?

Is ear pain with sore throat hiv symptoms?

Not specific: These are common symptoms with common viral infections and thus not specific for HIV. If you are concerned however, it is prudent to get tested. ...Read more

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How to get rid of really bad sore throat with ear pain?

How to get rid of really bad sore throat with ear pain?

Options: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice 2x/ day. Decongestant/ netti pot. ...Read more

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Sore throat on right side, right side ear pain, bump behind ear?

See doctor: Could be related to ear or throat infection. Less likely, could be malignancy n tongue or throat. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and ear pain right side. Tonsillectomy when I was 21. what could be causing the pain?

I have a sore throat and ear pain right side. Tonsillectomy when I was 21. what could be causing the pain?

Infections: The removal of tonsils does not end your risk of either strep throat or any of the other causes of throat infection. At best, it limits the intensity of your pain. The other tissues of the throat remain vulnerable to infection. Your ear may be infected or showing pressure as part of a combined infection of both areas. ...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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I have had a sore throat for 3 days so bad can't swallow. My neck is swallon and stiff and extremely sore can't move my head. Some ear pain.

I have had a sore throat for 3 days so bad can't swallow. My neck is swallon and stiff and extremely sore can't move my head. Some ear pain.

See Doctor: Tonsillitis can cause this. But a more severe condition called a peritonsillar abscess can also cause symptoms such as your. This is a more serious condition and needs to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore on one side Puss pocket only one one side of throat ear pain when swallowing on the same side the pain is off and on ear hurt?

I am experiencing sore on one side Puss pocket only one one side of throat ear pain when swallowing on the same side the pain is off and on ear hurt?

You should see your: Doctor today or tomorrow to be properly diagnosed and treated, if indicated. This could be a viral infection, but if it's on one side, an abscess needs to be ruled out. Your ear may be hurting from an ear infection or from pain referred up from your throat. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a sore throat with ear pain and nausea- what could this be and is there anything over-the-counter that will help?

I am experiencing a sore throat with ear pain and nausea- what could this be and is there anything over-the-counter that will help?

Sore throat: Could be a strep throat infection (a type of bacteria) or a virus. Would need to be tested to see if it is strep throat and then treatment provided with an antibiotic. Over the counter pain reducer like tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with discomfort. Talk with doc prior to taking any new medications and to have an exam. ...Read more

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I always suffer from sore throat and inflammation that cause ear pain and difficulty in swallowing. When I make rps it becomes high as 14.9.

Be concerned: Not sure what rps is. The presence of throat pain radiating to the ear can mean an infection, throat ulcer, tumor, neuralgia, thyroid inflammation or tumor, vocal cord arthritis, etc. With your symptoms I assume the worst so suggest ENT exam of throat. ...Read more

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Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Bottom wisdom tooth never came in. Had molar pulled a few years ago & now having jaw, ear pain, sore swollen gum where wisdom tooth is under gum.?

Impacted tooth: We could guess as to the cause of your problem or you could see a dentist to know for sure. I think the second choice is a better one. May be related to an impacted wisdom tooth or a number of other issues as TMJ and ear infection. Can be all related or separate issues. ...Read more