What causes ear pain and sore throat?

Posted on Fri, 11 Jul 2014 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Yes please, I have allergies, but for the first time I am having bilateral ear pain and sore throat. No fever but don't feel well. I take Claritin on a daily basis. This has worked very well till now. I am unable to clear my ears. I also feeling more fatigue than normal. (I am a flight attendant. This does not feel like the usual jet lag). My past med hx includes seasonal allergies, SLE
Answered by Dr. Prahlad Duggal 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
mucolytic with nasal decongestant drops& steam

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the query.

Ear pain and sore throat in association with allergy is frequently a possibility. This can happen due to a severe episode of allergy or a super added infection.

Ear pain can be due to eustachian tube blockade or a middle ear infection.

Please use a mucolytic along with nasal decongestant drops and steam inhalation. If the general body symptoms persist, you may need to start antibiotics in consultation with an ENT/ GP.

Steam inhalation helps and so does chewing a gum.

Use of nasal steroid sprays helps in nasal allergy.

Feel free to ask another query.

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