Our expert says:
The earache (otalgia) you are complaining from may be due to a problem in the oral cavity/tongue. The body produces 1 to 1,5 litres of fluid a day in the upper airway, and this is then swallowed. If the amount is more, or the consistancy is thicker, one could start becoming aware of the drip, and this becomes problematic. If the problem persists, you need your ENT to consider an MRI scan, as this gives the best indication of the status of the tongue, and may be more helpful than finding the cause of the referred otalgia. One needs to exclude all possibilities in your case, as you are still symptomatic. An oral pathologist may also be a helpful addition to your team, as finding the cause for your symptoms should be a combined effort, if no obvious cause is found.
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