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A 38-year-old male asked:

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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: In an older child or adult, pressure on one side of the head, with some earache, can be from an ear infection, a sinus infection, or some problem inside the throat. A doctor can evaluate to see if antibiotics are needed. Sometimes, shingles can happen on the head and cause these symptoms (antiviral medicine is the treatment). Occasionally, there are other causes of similar symptoms.

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A 40-year-old female asked about a 12-year-old male:

What is it? I have ear ache (worsened by: swimming) (severity: severe) (quality: pressure or fullness) .

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Erache: Your earache needs to be assessed. Depending on the cause there is treatment.
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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

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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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