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can a sore throat make a ear hurt?
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arffarkrescue posted:
was just wondering if a scratchy sore throat from coughing too much would make my ear hurt and feel scratchy down inside? i have bad allergies and have had a sinus infection for a week now and just starting to feel better but my throat and inside of my ear feels scratchy. HELP
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Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
Absolutely. This is called "referred ear pain". Because of nerve pathways, inflammation or infection in other areas can cause symptoms to also be felt in the ears.


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