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Suffering from ear and throat pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   I have a sharp pain in my right ear, which is very painful when I swallow. This has started the past 3 days, and is better in the morning, but progresses worse during the evening.
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   is there any discharge coming out of ear?
User :   no
Doctor :   was there any history of injury to the ear?
User :   no
Doctor :   is it associated with jaw pain?
User :   i dont have jaw pain
Doctor :   is there fever, cold, cough, pressure sensation is ear associated?
User :   no, but when i push under the right side of my neck it sort of hurts
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height, weight, details of past medical illness if any.
User :   16, male, los angeles, 250lbs, 6' 3",
Doctor :   are there swelling associated in the neck or below and infront of the ear?
User :   no swelling
Doctor :   is there pain when moving the neck on that side?
User :   no
Doctor :   please rate your pain on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being maximum pain
User :   7-8 when i swallow
Doctor :   Take tab Tylenol 2 times a day to relieve pain.
Doctor :   does it pain more when swallowing solid food?
User :   when swallowing anything
Doctor :   is there cough associated?
User :   yes i have a cough
User :   not major though
Doctor :   do warm salt water gargling, and
User :   what do you think it is?
Doctor :   visit an ENT specialist to have a thorough check
Doctor :   it could be
User :   ok
Doctor :   possible tonsil infection that is affecting the ear
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