Pain sensations in the throat are observed frequently. They are characterized by different manifestations. Sometimes the discomfort is in the ear. To determine the causes of this phenomenon, it is worthwhile to see a doctor. The otolaryngologist will perform the diagnosis and select the optimal treatment.
Sore throat in ear
Doctors note that many patients with discomfort in the throat also feel pain in the hearing organ on the right or left side.
The reason for this phenomenon is that the anatomy of the nasopharynx is connected to the ears. Because of this, all kinds of infections fall from the throat into the structure of the hearing organ.
As a result, inflammation develops in the throat and in the ears. At an early stage of the disease develops dryness and sore throat.
There are many factors that lead to the appearance of such symptoms. They include angina, chickenpox, diphtheria. Often the cause is measles, pharyngitis, otitis, scarlet fever. Only the doctor can d
etermine the exact cause of the disease.
The main cause of the appearance of problems is otitis. Unilateral or bilateral inflammation of the ear usually becomes a consequence of infections. Damage to the respiratory tract also leads to it.
This pathology is the result of a weakening of the immune system, chronic nasopharyngeal pathologies, anomalies in the structure of the septum of the nose.
The main cause of inflammation is getting into the Eustachian tube of infection. This provokes blocking of air access to the middle ear. At first, it increases the pressure, and then accumulates fluid. Thus there are such signs:
- a serious increase in temperature - up to 39 degrees;
- heaviness in the head;
- headaches that are of a pulsating nature;
- purulent discharge from the ears;
- occurrence of echoes in the hearing organ during conversation;
- an ear plug;
- shots in the ears;
- hearing impairment.
When purulent discharge appears, one can judge the damage to the tympanic membrane. In particularly difficult cases, there is a risk of complete loss of hearing. If pus can not go outside, it contributes to infection in the brain, which is fraught with abscess, meningitis and other disorders.
How to recognize otitis media of the middle ear by symptoms:
Throat pathologies include disorders such as tonsillitis, laryngitis and pharyngitis. The last anomaly occurs most often and is an acute inflammation, which is located on the back wall of the pharynx.
Pharyngitis rarely has an independent character. Usually it is combined with an inflammatory lesion of the upper respiratory tract. During the examination, you can visualize the redness of the mucous and tonsils.
Throat diseases have such manifestations:
- dryness and swelling in the oral cavity;
- pain when swallowing;
- hoarseness in the voice;
- dry cough;
- temperature increase;
- pain during palpation of the lymph nodes;
- local redness and swelling in the throat;
- purulent coating.
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How to ease the condition of
Treatment is selected depending on the cause of the ailment. So, with purulent otitis, there is a need for antibiotics. Tonsillitis requires the use of local antibiotics for the throat and means to strengthen the immune system. You can use ear drops to eliminate.
To reduce uncomfortable sensations, the following measures are recommended:
- Rinse throat with anti-inflammatory substances or antiseptics. You can use a salt or soda solution.
- Rinsing of the nasal cavity. To do this, you can use saline solution or chemist's drugs. They include aquamaris, but-salt.
- Injection of nasal vasoconstrictors. This category includes substances such as naphthysine, galazoline.
- Taking antihistamines. Use of such funds is required with a strong swelling of the throat.
All these medications help to cope with the swelling of the nasopharyngeal mucosa. This helps to restore the permeability of the hearing organ.
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How dangerous is the condition of
The danger of the pathology of the throat lies in the fact that in the absence of adequate therapy there is a risk of developing an acute or chronic illness. As a result, there are high loads on the immune system. This can lead to complications. Tonsillitis can cause damage to the heart, kidneys, joints.
Otitis can cause such consequences:
- penetration of pus in the brain;
- affection of the inner ear;
- paralysis of the facial nerve.
The forecast is influenced by the cause of discomfort. In viral infections, it is usually favorable. If you do not start treatment in time, there is a threat of complications.
With the defeat of the throat, pains often occur in the ears. When this symptom appears, it is necessary to get a doctor's advice, otherwise there is a risk of negative consequences.