Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
127 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
  • question-icon

    Lump in throat and muffled hearing every summer, painful ringing in ear. Dr said stomatitis. Worried ?

hello, i have a few questions for you if you don t and on all summer i have had a lump in my throat and muffled hearing ...i went to a doctor yesterday and i have sores on the back of my tongue ...she said i have stomatitis ...told me to take some decongestant ...the ringing in my ear is so painful today...i am worried
Thu, 27 Sep 2012
Report Abuse
ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
Your answers are as follows
off and on all summer complaining of lump in my throat and muffled hearing -
The information provided is suggestive of infection of oral cavity (stomatitis) or throat (pharynx). Now pharynx and ear are connected with a tube called as eustachian tube. The function of this tube is that it equalizes pressure on either side of tympanic membrane. So if there is a infection in pharynx it may involve this tube to cause ear blockade and ringing sensation in ear.
The ringing in ear -- painful -Painful ringing can be seen in acute infection of ear.You may need antibiotics, ear drops and analgesics
However there can be other causes for similar symptoms. I would advise to get a ENT consultation done

I hope this answers your concerns. Feel free to contact me if your need more information on this

With warm regards

Ravinder Sharma
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Anum Naseem's  Response
I hope you are feeling better.
Do not worry every thing will be fine.
According to your history this is probably vitamin B12 defieciency,titis media along with some throat infection which can be tonsillitis or pharyngitis.Now as for the muffled hearing and ringing in ear,it is because our throat and ears are connected from inside so if there are more fluids in your mouth which are increased due to tongue sores the fluids goes in ears from inside so you feel ringing and hearing decreases.And due to vitamin defieciency sores appear.
Now this a curable condition and with just proper medication you will just feel fine.
So here whats you need to do:
1.Visit your ENT Specialist who will do a complete examination of your throat,ears and use an instrument to see inside of your throat.
2.He will prescribe antibiotics and vitamin supplements
3.In the mean while before you go for a visit do following:
(i)Take plenty of fluids like tea,coffee,soups etc every 2 hours
(ii)Inhale steam before going to bed
(iii)Eat citrus fruits,lemon,chicken,egg daily
(iv)Keep your self warm.Don't go out in cold wind
4.Avoid stress and relax your body you will feel better.
Good luck and get well soon
Best regards,

I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

hello. i m 18 yrs old, male, and suffering from severe tooth ache for the whole week.. for the 1st 3 days, all my teeth(up and down) at the left...

Recent questions on  Tonsillitis

doctor1 MD

i think i have tonsillitis. my doctor prescribed me with antibiotics for tonsillitis, but it could also be mono. my throat has gigantic, swollen,...

doctor1 MD

My doctor has requested a follow up blood test for Leucocytes surface markers and written persistent lumphocytosis ?lymphoproliferative condition ....

doctor1 MD

I am 22 yr old female. I have had my tonsils and adnoids removed. I do still get the occasional case of strep but I know that is not what this is....

doctor1 MD

Hello I am a 23year old woman who for the first time is experiencing severe throat pains in the mornings and it feels very sore to swallow. This...

doctor1 MD

For the past 3 weeks I have had a very persistent sore throat which at times has made it very difficult to swallow. Lemsips and lozengers ease and...

doctor1 MD

I have a globus sensation for 3 months now with dizziness . My doctor said that it is just due to my allergies causing post nasal drip leading to...

doctor1 MD

Hi Doctor I had pus on my tonsils no pain no fever but lymp node under my jaw is swollen and painfull.Mh doc took a swab and the result was...