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Why Does My Throat & Ear Hurt?

In a previous blog, we discussed what may cause your throat and ear to feel itchy. Dealing with that itchy feeling is annoying enough, but being painful is a different matter. Pain in your ears or throat is usually sharp or scratchy. This is commonly paired with allergies or a cold because of issues like post nasal drip; but it might be an indication of something more serious like tonsillitis. Here’s what you need to know about a painful throat and ear.

What are some symptoms of the pain?

In addition to these symptoms, they might be accompanied with a fever, headache, or just feeling altogether unwell.

What are some of the most common causes of a sore throat?

PLEASE NOTE: If you are feeling any of the symptoms relating to COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately to prevent further spread of the infection. These symptoms may include, but are not limited to:


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