• 11 months ago

    ear pain when swallowing and sore scalp

    It started with cold like symptoms including a minor sore throat and lots of yellowish green mucus. I treated it like a normal cold using home remedies and those symptoms went away after a week but during this my ear would hurt everytime I swallowed only on one side. Certain spots on my head also hurt when touched or my hair moves like my scalp is very sore in those places. I tried to look for any change in the skin on my scalp but haven't noticed any difference.

    Thinking that it is an ear infection and being over a week I have been taking antibiotics and ear drops along with ibuprofen to try and reduce swelling and pain. I feel better when I wake up but symptoms return to the same throughout the day. It has been about 9 days since I first noticed a sore throat and started getting cold symptoms and I cant find any reasons why I would be having issues with my ear only when swallowing and scalp when touched.

    I am currently in Europe and have VA healthcare so haven't seen doctor and can't afford one

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