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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Get checked out: It could be due to a problem within your ear, in the joints of your jaw or due to nerve problems. See ENT and get it checked out.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Ear pain: Dull toothache requires a clinic visit to a tooth specialist. Ear pain requires a consult with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Hope all goes we ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible TMJ: An ear infection usually follows a cold and has hearing loss, sometimes fever and drainage. It can affect one or both ears. The exam is abnormal. I ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Change the plug: Pain in the ear canal from an ear plug most likely results from a minor injury to the skin of the canal wall. The size and shape of the ear plug is p ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear pain: Infections ( internal or external) and TMJ problems can cause pain. Playing tennis can cause sweating which combined with wax could lead to an infecti ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Fetter
49 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not a good idea!: Will not help a mid ear infection-need an oral antibiotic. May cause significant burning in an ear canal (outer ear) infection. Severe burning if you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be seen: Take a dose of Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and apply warm compresses along your jaw. See your doctor for assessment and further treatment. All th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
23 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked out!: Have your doctor or urgent care check it out and make the diagnosis. If you've had same symptoms before with diagnosis then that's probably what it i ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Temporal mandibular: joint dysfunction, or inflammation of the joint where the jaw or mandible is attached to the skull will cause pain with chewing, etc. This is often c ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Tinnitus: Tinnitus or ringing in the ears has many possible causes and infection is one of them. As the infection resolves, so should the tinnitus. See your ea ... Read More
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