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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve: Most cases of ear pain in an adult are due to jaw muscles being irritated or inflamed. Anti-inflammatories, soft diet, and ice are very helpful.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam advised: It's best to have an ear examination by your physician or Otolaryngologist. Inflammation/infection may be present either in the ear canal or the middl ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Brodsky
42 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Check with OB/GYN: Make sure someone looks at the ear and decides whether you have an infection or not. "earache" and ear pain may not always be from an infection. Some ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swallowing: The act of swallowing contracts the muscles in your eustachian tube, which is how you equalize pressure in your ears. Doing this while your ears progr ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharon McNeill
13 years experience Family Medicine
Need to know why...: If you have a bacterial infection, amox may help... But it should only be used if recommended by your doctor. There are many causes for earache-- one ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Ear Ache: There are only two real possibilities and they are an ear infection or an ear canal full of ear wax. Both of these would be coincidental to flying.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Lawson
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Lactation: See your physician. (s)he can do an otoscopic exam to discern the cause of your pain. At which time you can be prescribed topical medications if neede ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
See your doctor: If you have an ear infection you could benefit from antibiotics that are safe in pregnancy. I would recommend getting your ears checked by your doctor ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Zyrtec and mucinex: are both over the counter (no prescription needed). If running a fever may need to see your doctor for an antibiotic.
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