A member asked:

Is there a reason that i bit my tongue today and my ear started hurting really bad as soon as it happened . just wondering?

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Dr. David Kam answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Pain in mouth such as dental, sore throat radiates to the ear(s). Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for your pain as needed.

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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Dr. Manami Yamaguchi answered

Specializes in Dentistry

It is unlikely(***) that these two events are related, but painful ear is not a good thing anyway. Please have your doctor check your painful ear. *** in rare cases, there is a condition called "referred pain" in which the pain could be felt from a source other than the site of insult.

Answered Mar 30, 2014

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