Why am I experiencing throat and ear pain?
Q: I am a 41 years old male experiencing dryness and pain in my throat for the last one month. I have been prescribed antibiotics by an ENT specialist. I also feel pain in my ears. I feel that there is some wound/boil at the back of my tongue that can be cancerous. What shall I do?
A:Pain in ear with throat infection is common because of the same nerve supply of the areas. Wait for the antibiotic to have its effect. So don't worry. Regarding your fear for cancer, there is no problem because in the same sitting all the oropharynx, food pipe and the voice box can be examined. Your surgeon will decide the modality, the anaesthesia and the timing.