Ear, nose, throat soreness

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Hi, for the past 2 weeks i've been getting bad ear pain and throat pain. My nose has been stuffed up aswell for a while. I went to my primary doctor and she said i have a nose polyp but i don't think that causes throat and ear pain. I'm in really bad pain and on top of that i keep getting anxeity attacks cause i think i got something serious like cancer idk if i do. I've been missing alot of school cause of this and i just want it to stop. Another thing i goto see an ENT on the 20th. But intill then Can someone please help me? I don't know what to do the pain is horrible. I wake up with ringing in one side of my ear and soreness in one side of my throat. Sometimes i get a headache from it. Also it feels like something is stuck in my throat alot. Can anyone give me any suggestions or help me with this? Anyone know what this possibly can be?

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    hello there. I have been going through severe ear aches related to ear infection that has lasted me more than a while now, and due to glue ear as well causing me to feel like i am on that of  a cruise ship. I was also diagnosed with sinusitis as well as the ear issue in the ENT's office just a few days before it came on strong again. What happens when the glue ear is present it just takes the germs like a syv and drives me (and millions of other people) nuts! I was explained this by a certified audiologist.   It is quite nasty so i know what you are going through. I have been on strong pain meds but those are for extremely bad pain that can't be dealt with through normal tylenol  or advil.   I do not want to suggest anything for you to ask for your doctor that may cause you harm because i do not know your level of tolerance for pain meds. One thing that sometimes works with a mild ache, because believe me, i have had such bad ear pain i have nearly been on the floor with it, is you take a warm wash cloth and place it over your ear. Soak it in the water, rinse it good and make sure it is warm not hot, and also dry to the touch so water doesn't get in your ear. Hold it there for a while and see if it stops bothering you. I am not sure what you could have but i thought i would give you a suggestion that could help with minor ear pain. Your ENT will help you out. I hope he or she will be good to you and you can find out what is troubling you.
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    i just went to the doctor with similiar symptoms to  yours and my doctor said it was an infection in my ear canal he put me on antibiotics and cataflam to stop the pain and swelling in my ear and my neck. i would ask your doctor to check your ear canal.
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    Greetings kyleishash1

     

       While I am not a professional, I have been suffering with some of the symptoms that you are experiencing.  What has worked for me, is sleeping with my ear initally on a warm heating pad.  That may help with the ear issue.  On the throat side,  While seeing urgent care doctors, my PCP (Primary Care Doctor) you may refer to him as a GP, and my most recent visits to an ENT (Ear Nose & Throat) specialist.  My ENT took me off everything that the previous doctors had me on and put me on an OTC (over the counter) cold and sinus medication to stop the constant sinus drainage that will act as an iratant to the throat causing a sour throat.  (I also find for myself the warmth of a take out of Hot & Sour Soup or general tao chicken can help with the throat).  While my issue could be simular to yours or even different.  Mine started approx 2 months ago with a sinus infection, that went into an upper respiratory infection, sore throat and a dual ear infection.    While I have talked to some friends in my area here, (Live in the U.S. here in Ohio).  Sometime in the begining of the month of October people all picked up simular symptoms.  For some of them, they were over it totally in approximatly 2 weeks,  For others the effects of hearing loss, sore throat, and even temporary loss of voice is still lingering almost 2 months later.  Some have been treated with antibioitics, other by z-packs by their PCP / GP and others have been referred to ENT's  and Audiologies.  Again, not saying this is what is going on for you, this was just part of my story and others from about my area.

    Yet the idea of the heating pad, OTC cold and sinus medication and the takeout are just suggesstions to help out and give relief if it can until you can get with the professionals (Doctors) who are much more qualified than I.  Hope this helps.

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      Greeting, hope the suggestions help.  I know the gen tao chicken works great for me on the back of the throat (same with the hot an sour soup)  the heating pad took about 3 days, but pain gone on outer portion of ear, ear canal, jaw and neck.  While the ENT didn't seem to say anything last week when I expressed the pain issue, when I told him how I handled it, he said good.   (sometimes we are our own doctors of our own bodies).  This weeks visit with the ENT was.... PRICELESS!!!

      I say that because he checked both hears, told me my ears are now fine (even t hough I still have 60% loss) and told me my problem is my sinuses and my nose.  Prescribed me another / different nasal spray than the urgent care / pcp did and will see me in 2 weeks.  Wow...  Anyway, I have switched back to the Severe Cold and Head Congestion medication (OTC) since sometimes the Allergy medication didn't handle the sinus congestion as well.  Still keeping track on my blood pressure (120/60 to 120/80) my blood sugar (93 to 115) even with the steroid shots from the ENT (steroids will raise blood sugar) (so will holiday cookies) and an oxygen level with the oximeter of about 98 out of 100.

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