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A 35-year-old member asked:

There's a sharp pain in my left ear. it just started today. when i touch it or swallow, a sharp pain shoots through my ear. what's wrong?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Muhammad Emran
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Infection: Go to the urgent care today so a doctor can examine your ear for an infection or ear drum perforation.
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Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Ear infection: Sounds like an ear infection or swimmers ear - see your doctor for antibiotics, use Motrin for pain in the meantime.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2016

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