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I have a bad earache

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Depends: It depends upon the cause of the pain. I would suggest seeing a physician for help.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillitis: This is a generic term, meaning inflammation of the tonsils. So, the answer to your question is "yes" you have it. Whether it is viral or bacterial is ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Marchand
34 years experience Psychiatry
See a provider: Please see a medical provider. You may have an infection that will require antibiotic therapy.
A 25-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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Phone call...: ...to a local dentist. Not much can be done over the internet to treat you.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Need more info.: Could be many things. From your profile, I would assume that you don't smoke, not on medications, & have no immune suppressing conditions. Call ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Strep?: Always get checked to see if you have strep throat. If you don't get it treated with antibiotics you risk getting rheumatic fever. Strep can cause st ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
May be normal: When one has an abcess from a tooth, one has an infection. The treatment to control and stop the infection from spreading do so by removing the sourc ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
Make an Appt.: You should make an appointment with a HealthTap provider as you may need antibiotics.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
This is serious : Enough to see u pulmonologist or at least u pcp for evaluation.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Probably both: It sounds like you have a tooth problem and a dentist can be helpful with it. It also sounds like you may have a medical problem also... A physician c ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: A very sore throat can be evaluated by a primary care doctor or an ear-nose-throat doctor to see what the cause might be. Sometimes it is a strep thr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felicia Baxter
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Cough: First I would ask if you have a temperature or if you cough is productive? And is the pain in your back in the center or truly in your "kidney" area(u ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Bad Headaches: Did you take any over the counter pain killer like Motrin or tynlenol.Did it relieve the pain, are you able to sleep or pain keeps you up.Is your head ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randa Foda
Specializes in Family Medicine
A physical exam: Ideally the best thing to do is see your family doctor for evaluation and treatment , the second best course is an urgent care center, next best move ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Frey
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow with dentist: The lump you are describing, in the context of tooth pain may mean a serious dental issue (such as abscess). Please follow up with your dentist.
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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: You should see the doctor. If you need treatment you need to have this. So see doctor for exam. Untreated ear infections can cause hearing loss that i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Rowlett
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Viral: Most likely viral infection; less likely allergies or bacterial infection.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Congestion : Start with decongestants and nasal steroid spray. Both available over the counter. If no improvement then see a doc for possible antibiotics.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Get checked ASAP: All eye injuries should be checked by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. The headaches may be from the development of traumatic iritis, which is ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Viral meningitis: Not sure what you are asking, but one issue to consider with high fever and headache that readily recovers is viral meningitis. However, a high fever ... Read More
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Bad breath: In most cases of persistent bad breath the smell comes from a build-up of germs within the mouth . Regular teeth brushing, cleaning between the tee ... Read More
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