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why is my head sensitive to the touch when i have an ear infection

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear Infection/ Head: An ear infection can lead to sensitivity of the head and face to touch, due to inflammation of the nerves that provide sensation to these areas.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
S/p ear infxn: May be residual muscle spasm from ear infxn. Try moist heat to neck & side of head; use NSAID for pain & inflammation; do neck muscle exercises to str ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably: Sounds like you have an infection of the ear canal. You should see a health care provider.
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
You : You need an exam to determine what kind of infection you have. You could either have an outer ear infection (also known as swimmer's ear) or you coul ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Ear infer/Rx side: Best to see your MD whom prescribed this Rx to determine if you are having a side effect or allergic response?
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A male asked:
Dr. Guy Farmer
29 years experience General Surgery
Don't worry: probably an inflammatory lymph node due to the ear infection. this will go away when the infection goes away. The lymph node usually takes longer to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Eardrum less mobile: When there is an infection in the middle ear, fluid builds up and the eardrum cannot move as well. It is the vibration of the eardrum that enables us ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Insect bite: If the outer part of your ear is swollen, and there is pain around the ear and spreading to the cheek, a common cause could be an insect bite. This i ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotics: Chronic otitis media may be bacterial or non bacterial.It is important to culture any pus and be evaluated for underlying immune deficiency.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
This could be an ear: infection... and also could be a sinus infection, especially with the sensitivity of your teeth. Either way, you may need an antibiotic, so please see ... Read More

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