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Having pain in ear during swallowing and feel lazy. What could be the cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Sep-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:hello doctor
User:my problem is light pain in ear during swallow
User:and also i feel lazyness
Doctor:Please proceed.
User:can u please give some advice
Doctor:May I know since when are you having this?
User:two days
Doctor:Are you running fever?
Doctor:Is the pain in both ears or only one ear?
User:no fever...pain in only one ear
Doctor:Do you feel ringing sensation in your ears?
Doctor:Any ear discharge?
User:No ringing...and no discharge...
User:though i was feeling a bit cold until yesterday
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Pain in the ear can be due to ear pathology.
Doctor:However problem in the throat and jaw can also be referred to the ear and produce such pain.
Doctor:Therefore it is essential to look into your ear and throat to determine the cause of pain.
User:but i don't see any issue in my throat and jaw...
User:oh k...
User:so in the meanwhile do prescribe something
Doctor:You can take pain killer to reduce pain. Medicines like Tab. Dolo 650mg can reduce the pain. However the problem may persist.
User:coz i think that this could be due to change of weather
User:the pain is not continuos
Doctor:You can take the medicine for now, but visit your doctor this evening to determine the cause and treat it accordingly.
User:its just that when i am taking something like solid food or liquid i get that pain
User:should i got to an ent or a general physician would do?
Doctor:I understand. Movements of jaw secondary to jaw problems can be the cause of referred pain.
Doctor:Similarly irritation of tonsils due to food can lead to referred pain.
Doctor:You can consult an ENT surgeon for evaluation of throat and ear.
Doctor:If ENT doctor's are unable to find the cause, you will need to see a dentist.
Doctor:Have you followed? it thanks...
User:actually i thought it could be due to general cold in the weather...and wanted to try some some general medicine before going to a specialist
User:any ways will check with ENT doctor
User:thanks for your time doctor
User:have a great day...
User:i will not log out from the chat
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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