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Why when I swallow my ear hurts?

Why when I swallow my ear hurts?

Not sure: There is a small nerve that travels from the ear canal (deep) area to the tongue that if it's mobility is altered somehow may cause some pain that is percieved to be comeing from your ear. Also, as you swallow, the pressure gradient can change in your middle ear and if there is inflammation present or a significant change in pressure, it may cause pain / soreness. I recommend seeing an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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When I swallow my ears hurt what should I take?

When I swallow my ears hurt what should I take?

Eustachian tube: When you swallow, a muscle called the tensor veli palatini, opens the eustachian tube and air from the back of the nose (not really air but gases of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide) travel into the middle ear and the ear drum pops. This is a normal physiological phenomenon. The ears should not hurt when you swallow. See an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When I swallow my left ear hurts I have fever as well what does it mean?

When I swallow my left ear hurts I have fever as well what does it mean?

Sinus Ear Infection: You probably have an infection in the ear, sinuses or in between them. If you are feverish it is time to seek medical care. ...Read more

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When I swallow my left ear hurts and my left soft palate is sore. Why is this?

When I swallow my left ear hurts and my left soft palate is sore. Why is this?

Could be TMJ: If you clench or grind your teeth, the tmj, which is close to your ear, as well as the muscles of the soft palate can get inflammed and cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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My throat burns and tickles when I swallow and my ears hurt a little. What's wrong?

Infection: Sounds like you have an upper respiratory tracy infection-sore/itchy throat, congestion and ear pain. It can also be allergies or both. Take vitamin c, elderberry and echinacea. This will help u get better an hopefully prevent worsening. ...Read more

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When I swallow, my ears start hurting. What can I do?

When I swallow, my ears start hurting. What can I do?

Ears hurt w/swallow: Ear pain with swallowing may indicate an issue directly with the esophagus either from food or reflux or it could be related to inflammation or infection of the throat or ears.
Please see your primary care provider or ear nose and throat specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is the left side of my tongue sore? When I swallow my throat and left ear hurts.

It depends: If you hvae an ulcer on the tongue, it could be a cancur sore which usually heal within 7-10 days. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief. If the pain persists and if you see an ulcer which is not healed in 2-3 weeks, you need to get an examination by your doctor. ...Read more

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When I swallow, why do my ears hurt?

When I swallow, why do my ears hurt?

Eustachian tube: The tube that drains mucous from your middle ear is likely swollen. It can open and close when you chew or "pop" your ear and such maneuvers allow the air in and the pressure change can be uncomfortable. This will usually resolve over time as the swelling goes down.Ibuprofen should help for the pain. If it in not improving gradually, have it checked. ...Read more

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Why when I swallow it hurts my ear?

Why when I swallow it hurts my ear?

Eustachian tube: When you swallow, a muscle opens the tube that communicates to the middle ear space from the back of the nose. (eustachian tube). This is a normal physiological process that equalizes middle ear pressure to outside pressure. If this process hurts, there is probably some inflammation in either the throat, back of nose, or middle ear. Swallowing should not cause ear pain. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My throat hurt when I swallow and it hurts my ear when I swallow and my grandpa was spraying red spraypaint in the basement what should I do?

See doctor: I don't know if the spray paint is related, but your throat and ear pain suggest an upper respiratory infection of some sort. Strep throat is a consideration, esp if you have fevers, and that would require treatment. Best idea is to have your doctor get the full history, do an exam and then treat you appropriately. ...Read more

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My ear hurts when I swallowing on the right side.?

My ear hurts when I swallowing on the right side.?

ENT exam: Anatomical areas in the throat and mouth share innervation with the ear. Referred ear pain from other areas common. Considering your age, I would recommend seeing ENT doc for examination. ...Read more

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My throat and my ear hurts when I swallow?

My throat and my ear hurts when I swallow?

See a doctor: You may have a pharyngitis, a throat infection, but if there is associated ear pain, the infection may have spread to the middle ear if it's more serious. You need to see a doctor and have them take a look in your ears with an otoscope, to see if an otitis is present, and if you might need antibiotics to clear th infection. Thee is a rapid test to see if you have a Strep infection- go see your GP ...Read more

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My right ear hurts when I swallow and I am a little contested should I go to the dr...

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My right ear hurts when I swallow and I am a little contested should I go to the dr...

Eustachian tube dysf: Nasal & sinus congestion, typically due to allergies & common colds, can bring about Eustachian tube dysfunction, which leads to pain in ear (s) w/o actually infection, due to inability to equalize pressure. Similar situation occurs when going up fast elevators, driving up into mountains or take off/landings. Antihistamines & decongestants can relieve discomfort. Check out http://goo. Gl/SgnF0D ...Read more

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Hurts to swallow with ear pain mono?

Hurts to swallow with ear pain mono?

Unlikely: It sounds like you have a cold and possibly otitis. Mono is characterized by sore throat, fever, swollen neck lymph nodes, splenomegaly, abnormal liver enzymes, atypical lymphocytosis and a postitive mono serology. ...Read more

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My ear hurts and it hurts to swallow liquid s and food I am 7 months what can I do and what's the cause?

My ear hurts and it hurts to swallow liquid s and food I am 7 months what can I do and what's the cause?

Ear pain: This may be due to swelling or infection. T any rate it is not comfortable. Please have this checked out. ...Read more

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I have a hard white spot on my soft palete...my ear hurts a little and under my chin on the right side is kind of hard and feels weird when I swallow?

I have a hard white spot on my soft palete...my ear hurts a little and under my chin on the right side is kind of hard and feels weird when I swallow?

Oral surgeon: Hard to say from info given. Could be an abscess related to a tooth, or small chance tumor. See oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ear hurts abit when a swallow food, I had chunky yellow post nasal drip today. Is this a concern? Help

Ear hurts abit when a swallow food, I had chunky yellow post nasal drip today. Is this a concern? Help

Ear Pain: This can be referred from a sore throat. If it just occurs with swallowing, then it is less likely an ear infection. If the pain becomes persistent and more severe, have your doctor examine your ears. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm constantly having to pop my ears even though there is no major elevation changes & my left ear hurts when I swallow, no cold symptoms?

I'm constantly having to pop my ears even though there is no major elevation changes & my left ear hurts when I swallow, no cold symptoms?

Eustachian tube: There is a tube that helps keep air in your middle ear that also acts to drain any stray middle ear fluid. This Eustachian tube can become narrow with allergies /irritants/infection and your normal jaw movements can open and close it periodically. The popping is a simple reflection of air movement into the middle ear. ...Read more

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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as I call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Left ear hurts when swallowing or burping after itry to clean my left ear. And I can hear my heartbeat. Any fix?

Left ear hurts when swallowing or burping after itry to clean my left ear. And I can hear my heartbeat. Any fix?

Ear wax impaction: You have likely pushed ear wax deep into the ear canal and up against the eardrum. When you swallow or burp and create a pressure gradient through the middle ear cavity, the eardrum typically moves to accommodate the change, unless something is preventing it from effectively doing so.
Best fix? See your primary doc to check what is going on in your ear. Please no more using q-tips to "clean" ears. ...Read more

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My right ear hurts so bad I want to cry; can't talk, swallow, or eat/drink! Plz help me! ?

My right ear hurts so bad I want to cry; can't talk, swallow, or eat/drink! Plz help me! ?

Ear infection...: ... is most likely. It could be a middle ear infection or an infection of the ear canal, so you will need to see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment to get you better quickly. ...Read more

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My ear hurts on and off for the past few days, worse when I turn my head or swallow. Today my throat starting hurting as well. What can this be?

Lymph nodes: Your body probably was aware of the impending throat infection and fighting it off for 2-3 days prior to your feeling it. Enlarged lymph nodes can cause pain along ear / angle of jaw and down throat. Should pass as throat improves--if not, or if symptoms persist for more than 3-5 days, see your dr / an urgent care dr for exam. ...Read more

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I have mono and my one tonsil is super sore I can barely swallow and my ear hurts, I've noticed black in the lower part of my tonsil what should I do?

I have mono and my one tonsil is super sore I can barely swallow and my ear hurts, I've noticed black in the lower part of my tonsil what should I do?

Good oral hygiene: Mono is a self-limited viral infection which requires no medication. I would continue supportive care i.e. rest, hydration, pain meds, cool liquids and foods, etc. See your PCP if you have a persistent fever meaning it does not go below 100.4 after treatment with anti-pyretics. ...Read more