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Why does it hurt when I swallow?

Why does it hurt when I swallow?

Swallowing involves many muscles and nerves in the mouth, throat, and food pipe. Many people will experience pain when swallowing at least once in their lives. The medical term for painful swallowing is odynophagia. It is often possible to identify the cause of pain when swallowing by looking at the specific symptoms. Depending on the […]

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How to treat and prevent ear barotrauma

How to treat and prevent ear barotrauma

Ear barotrauma refers to ear pain caused by a change in pressure around the ear. It can cause discomfort or pain as well as difficulty hearing. Ear barotrauma usually clears up by itself, but some people may need to talk to a doctor, and in very severe cases, have corrective surgery. It is important that […]

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Why do I feel pain in my ear when swallowing?

Why do I feel pain in my ear when swallowing?

Ear pain when swallowing can be extremely uncomfortable and interfere with everyday activities such as eating, drinking, and talking. There are many reasons why a person’s ears might hurt when they swallow. The three most common causes of this pain are infections of the: ear nose throat In this article, learn the best ways to […]

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What causes breath to smell like urine?

What causes breath to smell like urine?

Most people have had foul-smelling breath at some point in their lives. Bad breath generally occurs as a result of poor oral health. However, it is less common for breath to smell like urine, so people may find it disconcerting if they have this symptom. There are many possible causes of a urine odor in […]

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Common symptoms of a sinus infection

Common symptoms of a sinus infection

A sinus infection, also called sinusitis, is a common and painful condition that causes stuffy, painful pressure in the nasal cavity. Sinusitis affects around 31 million people in America each year. Most cases of sinusitis are due to a virus and will go away on their own. Viral sinusitis is contagious, so take steps to […]

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How to get a bug out of your ear

How to get a bug out of your ear

For many people, the thought of a bug crawling around in their ear is terrifying. Although it is not very common, a bug can enter the ear and even stay there for some time. There are a few different ways that the bug can get into the ear. It could crawl in overnight while a […]

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What to know about a Schatzki ring

What to know about a Schatzki ring

A Schatzki ring is a circular band of mucosal tissue that can form at the end of the food pipe closest to the stomach. The ring of tissue causes the food pipe, or esophagus, to narrow. When a ring forms, a person may have no symptoms. Or, they may have difficulty swallowing, which the medical […]

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Is it bad to eat ice?

Is it bad to eat ice?

Many people who want to cool down or feel refreshed will eat ice or add it to their drink. Sucking on ice cubes can also help people find relief from dry mouth symptoms. However, continually craving ice and crunching on ice cubes could be bad for a person’s teeth and may be a sign of […]

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What is Eagle syndrome?

What is Eagle syndrome?

Eagle syndrome is a condition that causes pain in the throat and face. It is typically caused by an unusually long styloid process bone, which is a pointy bone just beneath the ear. The pain caused by Eagle syndrome is a type of nerve pain, which means it is caused by unusual nerve signals, not […]

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What to know about otomycosis

What to know about otomycosis

Otomycosis is a fungal infection in the outer ear. An otomycosis infection causes inflammation, dry skin, and a smelly discharge in the ear canal. People most likely to be affected by otomycosis include those who live in warm, tropical climates, and those who participate in water sports. Otomycosis is often easily treated with topical antifungal […]