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my ear hurts what should i do

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This : This question was asked three days ago. If your ear still hurts when you read this, contact your doctor so that he or she can examine your ear to find out the cause of the pain. Once the cause is known, an appropriate treatment can be offered.

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Q tip problem -- ear hurts inside?

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Dont use one anymore: As long as one is not bleeding, dizzy, have hearing loss or any major issue they will be ok. Just dont use a qtip anymore for anything other than the outside of your ear. See your primary or an ENT if the pain doesnt get better.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

What medicine will help if my ear hurts.?

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Inner vs outer infxn: Outer ear infection=swimmer's ear can be quite painful. Mild case can be tried at home using vinegar+water (1 to 2 ratio mixture) drops: 3-4 drops 4x/day may help. If severe, need to see doc. Inner ear infection often not as painful, but often requires antibiotic. Tmj can also cause ear pain. Motrin/tylenol/aleve helps pain in general, but i can't tell what you have now. Consult doc. Good luck.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

Why when I swallow my ear hurts?

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Dr. James Hargan
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Not sure: There is a small nerve that travels from the ear canal (deep) area to the tongue that if it's mobility is altered somehow may cause some pain that is percieved to be comeing from your ear. Also, as you swallow, the pressure gradient can change in your middle ear and if there is inflammation present or a significant change in pressure, it may cause pain / soreness. I recommend seeing an ENT doctor.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

My ear hurts on the inside . what should I do ?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
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Take pain meds: to start. If you have sinus congestion or a cold, ear pain may be from a middle ear infection or unequal pressure due to a blocked Eustacean tube. If pain persists, then get exam and possible antibiotics, Ear pain with manipulation of the ear lobe is usually Swimmer's ear and Rx ear drops are indicated. If chewing = pain, then dysfunction of TM joint. Avoid yawning and chewing hard foods.
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A male asked:

My ear hurts when i turn my head?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Ear pain. : This would generally be a muscular issue. There’s the sternomastoid muscle that attaches just behind the ear and then at the base of the neck in the front. Inflammation of that muscle can result in pain that’s felt in the ear. But if you’re having trouble with your hearing, or a ringing in your ear, or dizziness, then it may in fact be ear-related.

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