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hey all,
ive got an appointment with the doctor later but i wondered if anyone cud give me tips on what to do to relieve ear and throat pain till then? basically ive had jaw problems for a while and have recently gone down with something like flu. ive got heachache, sore throar, earache and just feel grotty. but the pain is all on the same side as my jaw problems. i dont know if its connected to this but anyway any ideas what i can do to make swallowing less painful?
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chew on a dog treat works for me
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chew on a dog treat works for me

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rinse a couple of times with salt water and paracetamol. Thats all i can think of Hope u feel better soon xxx:p:
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Brush your teeth lots for jaw problems...seems obvious but it usually works! It's all linked which is why it feels like everything is hurting cause all your sinuses are congested. Are you seeing the ENT doc?
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Brush your teeth lots for jaw problems...seems obvious but it usually works! It's all linked which is why it feels like everything is hurting cause all your sinuses are congested. Are you seeing the ENT doc?

no im not. ive already seen my dentist today whos just made me a mouthguard to try and stop me grinding my teeth at night.i told him my symptoms but he said it was hard to tell whether it was because of my jaw or because ive got flu or something. my dad and sister have had flu in the last 3 weeks so i reckon its that.
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rinse a couple of times with salt water and paracetamol. Thats all i can think of Hope u feel better soon xxx:p:

u know when u gargle with salt water, does the water have to be cold or warm?or does it not matter?
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u know when u gargle with salt water, does the water have to be cold or warm?or does it not matter?
luke warm is best xxx
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ok this is me being totally dumb but so u just use actual salt like u put on dinner? lol and how much?
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You should use sea salt not table salt
Table salt has some chemical init or something well just use sea salt
Ow and a pinch will be ok
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Gargle (saltwater, soluble aspirin, soluble paracetemol)
Steam inhallation
Decongestants
Fresh air
Bed rest
Drink lots

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Table salt has some chemical init or something well just use sea salt
Why would that matter??? There's no way that a company could sell a foodstuff that is toxic to consume lol.
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just in case anyone cares which im sure they dont but hey! went to the doctor. he looked down my throat and said oh my god coz i had puss in there. not nice. so tonsilitis it is! on penicillin now and gargling salt water has helped so thanx for suggestions.
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ok. i don't care what anyone says, because i would bet you have one fo two pains
1) pain from your throat during swallowing.
2) pain from your ear due to pressure.

if its one it'll go on its own. but if its 2 then i'm afriad you'll have it on off for quite some time. its cos you've had gunk sucked into your eustachian tube that means occasionally the pressure won't balance between throat and ear - ergo you'll get nasty ear pain on swallowing.
i had it for a while and there no cure. you jsut have to take paracetmol when it occurs, perhaps try steam inhalation (hot water into bowl, breath in with swallowin actions - dubious effects but may as well try).
notta lot you can do i'm afraid.
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Ibruprofen-it will reduce any swelling you may have in your ear which is making your ears and possibly your throat hurting.
Drink lots and sleep.
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