Though common in children, ear pain can also occur in adults, which involves one or both sides. It is marked by a dull, burning, or sharp pain, and in infants, ear pain causes them to be fastidious and grumpy. It can also present with hearing difficulty, fluid drainage, fever, difficulty in sleeping, etc. Outer, middle, and inner ear infection, wax build-up, strep throat, sinusitis, temporomandibular disorder, perforated eardrum, impacted tooth, tooth infections, water trapped in the ear are some of the causes for ear pain.
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I am worried that my localized pain in the larynx and ear is due to cancer. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a sore throat on one side close to my larynx, the right-hand side. It is very localized, only in a very small place. It hurts while swallowing. I also have ear pain at times. It developed after a short respiratory illness, but it has been for over three weeks. I am very worried ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unilateral throat pain after recovery from an upper respiratory tract infection that is moderate to severe and with associated referred ear pain is likely due to aphthous ulcers of the tonsil, area around the tonsil, or deeper part of the tongue. Most of them are sel... Read Full »
I have pain in my right ear because I scratched my ear canal. How can I manage it?
Query: Hi doctor, My right ear pains when I touch inside. There is no discharge, and I think I scratched my ear canal two days ago with my little finger. What should I do now? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tenderness while pressing in the outer part of the ear canal with a history of injury to the ear is suggestive of a condition known as ear furuncle. It is nothing but a boil in the ear canal. Treatment would include an antibiotic and a painkiller. The addition of an ear... Read Full »
I Feel Like Something Is Stuck In My Throat. What Could Be The Reason?
Query: Hello doctor, I have had sores on the back of my tongue for weeks now. I have a pain in both ears that comes and goes. I also occasionally have a feeling of something in my throat that will not clear by swallowing. What could possibly be going on and who should I see for this? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A chronic throat irritation with an enlargement of lingual tonsils that feel like sores in the back of your tongue, foreign body sensation in the lower part of the throat and recurrent ear pain are usually symptoms of reflux laryngopharyngitis, which is a type of aci... Read Full »