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what to do for an earache in adults

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Prolonged earache: Hello, if you are having prolonged ear pain, it may be related to your TMJ joint. Since the jaw joint is so close to the ear canal, pain from the join ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
All depends: The answer depends on the cause. It may be due to an ear problem. Not always the case. Start by seeing a doctor so that it gets fixed.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
42 years experience Urgent Care
No home remedy: I am afraid no home remedy is likely to help you. You probably have an infection in the outer ear or probably in middle ear with a ruptured ear drum.I ... Read More
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Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: You need to examined for a proper diagnosis and possible antibiotics as well as decongestants. Your health is worth paying for and preventing others ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Alleve: I rountinely use this as its easy and only twice a day. Prescription strength Naproxen is twice the otc dose (500mg twice daily). It can cause GI u ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine the cause of the earache. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate treatment
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Ear: Ear aches do not cause back pain. These are independent of one another.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Possible, you want to see your doctor, meanwhile painkillers unless contraindicated may help, good luck
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Earche: Usually needs a quick check to see if it's inner ear/otitis media or earcanal/swimmers ear. Could also be from wax, foreign body, or referred pain fr ... Read More
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A 43-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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
34 years experience Neurology
Exam: Any doctor would take a history and perform and examination to try and find out the cause of the symptoms. However these symptoms do not constitute a ... Read More
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