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.
EAR INFECTION? If you have a sore throat and your ears are sore, you may have an underlying throat and ear infection. I would recommend that you see your doctor.

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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.

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...

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...

I just got my widow teeth taken out over a week ago. I'm in a lot of pain. I got a really bad sore throat and my ear hurts is that Common?

Go back to dentist. No, this is not the rule, but rather the exception. You must be examined to determine what is going on and since it may be infectious it would be wise to go sooner rather than later. Good luck. Read more...

Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat. .. Also sometimes when I sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?

Runny nose and itch. The symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and itching are consistent with allergies. The ear discomfort that comes with sneezing can be seen with "eustachian tube dysfunction" where nasal congestion leads to poor functioning of the tube connecting the middle ear to the throat. Once the congestion is relieved, so will the ear pain. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger of the symptoms. Read more...

I have a sore throat and it hurts really bad to swallow or talk it's hurting in my ear too and cough drops aren't help want else can I try?

Go see a doctor. You probably need antibiotics, steroids, or both. Cough drops are not going to help either a viral or bacterial cause of a severe sore throat. Referred ear pain is common with sore throats. You also need a prescription for antibiotics and steroids. I would start with a visit to a doctor. Read more...
See doctor. It is common to, have a sore throat and ear pain when there is an infection. You should see your doctor about this. Read more...

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...