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A 54-year-old male asked:

I am experiencing ear ache (severity: moderate) (worsened by: air travel) (unaffected by: swimming) (associated with: dull or aching sensation, sensation of pressure or fullness) (not associated with: sharp or stabbing feeling, throbbing sensation), sore

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: In an adult, pain or pressure on one side of the head, with some earache, can be from an ear infection, a sinus infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, or some problem inside the throat. A doctor can evaluate to see if antibiotics are needed. Occasionally, shingles can happen on the head and cause similar symptoms (antiviral medicine is the treatment).
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Last updated Nov 30, 2019

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