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Can a severe ear infection cause sore throat?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: May occur together

Infection in the soft tissues of the throat & upper airway can lead to an ear infection by causing inflammatory swelling.
Swelling of the eustachian tube blocks it & mucous backs up that can become infected by random throat germs. If anything the throat thing leads to the ear infection, not the other war around.

In brief: May occur together

Infection in the soft tissues of the throat & upper airway can lead to an ear infection by causing inflammatory swelling.
Swelling of the eustachian tube blocks it & mucous backs up that can become infected by random throat germs. If anything the throat thing leads to the ear infection, not the other war around.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Vice versa

Usually a sore throat gives rise to an ear infection.

In brief: Vice versa

Usually a sore throat gives rise to an ear infection.
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