What the heck is wrong with me? My ears hurt, especially my left one, when I first start to eat. It's as if my mouth watering brings it on, and is a sharp stinging pain. This only happens when I first start eating and then subsides. From time to time I'm experiencing a sharp, almost stabbing pain mainly in my right year that only last a few seconds. This seems to be brought on by turning my head or yawning. I have been somewhat congested and think I have a sinus infection right now. But this ear stuff has been going on over a month. My head hurts when I laugh hard and sometimes starts when I'm eating something hard or chewy. Also, I feel a lot of pressure in my head and ears. My ears also pop a bit when I swallow.
The symptoms could be due a salivary gland enlargement, namely the parotid gland or an enlarged lymph node. The duct of the parotid gland can get blocked and this could cause the symptoms with eating. It could further get inflamed causing pain. Please consult a dentist for assessment. He may even ask for blood test and an X ray.
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