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Throat, scalp and ear pain on left side

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  • Posted By: leela1969
  • April 9, 2009
  • 09:57 PM

I have recently developed an aching pain on only the left side of my throat. It is kinda deep and low. No evidence of anything when my doctor looked in my throat (but I don't have tonsils anymore either.) I am also experiencing a weird burning sensation on the left side of my scalp and a slight earache. This was preceded by a painful bump on the left side of my tongue that disappeared but has left my entire tongue numb. It has been about six weeks since the tongue problem started and the other symptoms started approximately one week later. Any advice? :confused:

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  • I have recently developed an aching pain on only the left side of my throat. It is kinda deep and low. No evidence of anything when my doctor looked in my throat (but I don't have tonsils anymore either.) I am also experiencing a weird burning sensation on the left side of my scalp and a slight earache. This was preceded by a painful bump on the left side of my tongue that disappeared but has left my entire tongue numb. It has been about six weeks since the tongue problem started and the other symptoms started approximately one week later. Any advice? :confused:I am a 61 yr old male - and have had the same thing you describe except on my right side. The scalp pain is on the top of my head just a bit forward and to the right of where the part in my hair starts. I get a deep earache (extremely painful and stabbing) and also a very stabbing and painful pain in my right tonsil area. All three areas fire together at a frequency of every 10 to 30 seconds. This goes on for about 3 days and then is gone. I get about 2 or 3 episodes a year. Seems to be getting more frequent lately. I've had this for years. I think it's "glosso-pharyngeal neuralgia", or could possibly be tied somehow to herpes simplex (I'm self-diagnosing here). There are no other systemic involvements. I wouldn't call it debilitating, just very annoying and painful
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  • Am male 62, I also have just experienced for the first time the same complaint but on the RH side. Went to the doctors , examined and could find no problems, told it could be beginings of possible Shingles (sensitivity) or a fibro...(nerve) problem.The sensitivity of the RH side of my scalp was unbearable....painkillers (co-codamol) were recomended but not did not seem to help.As "nerves" were involved I then started taking 400mg Ibrufen Tabs and they immediatly reduced the sensitivity to a manageable level. The pain reducing also in my ears and the RH side of the throat as well.Hope this info may be of some help to others.Please reply if this does work for you
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  • Am 86 yr old male, experiencing very similar problems - - on rt side. Starts in inner rt ear, slides into back rt side of throat, then up into/onto scalp (rt side). Dr has given me a prescription to alleviate "shingles", for which I have had a shot - - and no rash has ever appeared. Time-wise, this is "occasional" - - lasts 24 -48 hrs. best relief has been Aleve
    (tho am not endorsing for them). Will be pleased to hear how others have been diagnosed with these symptoms.
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    • 08:04 PM
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