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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help decrease pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Sore throat: Pain on swallowing can be due to a throat infection by a virus or strep. It also occur with inflammation of the thyroid gland or other neck structures. If painful swallowing persists without other signs of a viral infection, see your physician for evaluation,diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be ordered and perhaps a referral to an otolaryngologist will be made if indicated. ...Read more
When i pop my ears, my left ear pops but it feels like air gets caught in my right ear and i get dizzy. right ear also clicks/pops when i swallow???
Throat problem: You might be having referred pain from your throat. Your throat may be the source of your ear discomfort. This can range from a pharyngitis to reflux to another form of inflammation. It is best for your doc to take a look at you if this continues to bother you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat pain: An accurate diagnosis for this complaint will require a history and physical exam. Start with your primary care physician. ...Read more
Referred pain: You can get referred ear pain when you have a sore throat. Nerves that go to your throat also provide sensation in your ear so you may feel pain in both locations. Most likely you have a pharyngitis and it should go away in a few days. If t persists see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Throat/ear pain: Hello. What you are possibly experiencing is what's called "referred pain". This is very common to see. It occurs in patients who have had their tonsils removed. The sensory nerve fibers in the throat also send pain fibers to the ear. Check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
Common cold: At your age, these are most likely the early symptoms of the common cold. Wait a few days to see if it evolves in the usual way, very red throat, generalized ill feeling , laryngitis and coughing. If it persists or does not change in the expected way, see your family doctor. ...Read more
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