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shingles and ear ache

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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YES: Shingles is a serious viral infection. Hopefully you have been treated for this illness with anti-viral medication. Your symptoms are consistent with ... Read More
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Shingles: Yes if same side as shingles. If not same side then something else. Discuss with your Dr.

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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Otalgia: See a doctor to r/o outer or middle ear infection. The are many other conditions that can refer pain to your ear.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
You probably: have an ear infection, either middle or outer ear. You will probably need antibiotics, so get to a doctor for treatment.
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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: Consider getting a smartphone device such as Cellscope which can show whats going on in your ear by taking pictures. Without an exam its going to be ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trachella Johnson foy
20 years experience Family Medicine
MAny things: Most common cause of ear pain is an ear infection. If infection not present then pressure from sinuses and nasal congestion can cause ear ache. In m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Otalgia: Suggest ibuprofen and paracetamol combination with universal earache drop . If not settling, see your GP
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cau ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Must be seen: 6 weeks and today's the day? Maybe a trip to your private physician or medical clinic for an examination might be a good idea.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Probably middle: or outer ear infection. Either one requires treatment. Get to a doctor asap.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinus ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Treat the cause: Best treatment for ear ache is to diagnose and treat the cause.

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