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Pain In Ear
Possible TMJ: An ear infection usually follows a cold and has hearing loss, sometimes fever and drainage. It can affect one or both ears. The exam is abnormal. If both ears hurt and exam is normal consider TMJ problem from chewing muscles being tight or infection behind palate. Hearing is normal but ears might feel full. ...Read more
Change the plug: Pain in the ear canal from an ear plug most likely results from a minor injury to the skin of the canal wall. The size and shape of the ear plug is probably resulting in a superficial abrasion of the skin. Visiting an audiologist for a proper fitting of an ear plug may cost more but that specialist can give you the most precise and hopefully most painless fitting. ...Read more
Ear pain: Infections ( internal or external) and TMJ problems can cause pain. Playing tennis can cause sweating which combined with wax could lead to an infection or clinching your jaws can aggravate a TMJ condition. We're you losing ? See your doctor for answers. ...Read more
Not a good idea!: Will not help a mid ear infection-need an oral antibiotic. May cause significant burning in an ear canal (outer ear) infection. Severe burning if you have hole in eardrum with infection. Only ok, mixed with white vinegar, for ear canal drying/cleaning, if no canal inflammation & no eardrum perforation. See an otology/ent md for treatment. ...Read more
Get checked out!: Have your doctor or urgent care check it out and make the diagnosis. If you've had same symptoms before with diagnosis then that's probably what it is. Your doctor can give you ear drops to take care if it. No swimming until it clears and keep ears dry. Wear plugs in pool or shower. ...Read more
Temporal mandibular: joint dysfunction, or inflammation of the joint where the jaw or mandible is attached to the skull will cause pain with chewing, etc. This is often caused by clenching the teeth, excessive chewing hard foods, or poor alignment of the teeth. Take ibuprofen for a few days, stop chewing gum or hard foods. If it doesn't improve, see your dentist for assessment and possible bite guard for sleeping. ...Read more
High pitch ringing in ears along with fullness, earache, and dizziness. What are the possible problems?
Fluid in ear. Been trying many different things for relief. Woke up in middle of night with deep sharp pain in ear. What will help the pain?
Eustachian tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction is the inability to equalize effectively when there are pressure changes such as airplane flights. If you can yawn or swallow to open up your eustachian tube and equalize, that is the most simple solution. Some people will use over-the-counter decongestantl to help with hopeful quick success. If this does not work, you see an md to ensure nothing worse is happening. ...Read more
Pain Meds first: If you have severe pain, try some pain medications first. Usually over the counter Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen works well. Anything stronger will need a prescription. You should see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain as well. ...Read more
More information: I need to know more to help you, what type of operation and reason for the surgery. If your daughter has severe ear pain the best solution would be to go back to the doctor that did the surgery to have a second look and find out the source of the pain, if possible, and hopefully how to treat it ...Read more
OTC meds: For over the counter treatments try advil (ibuprofen) or alleve with dramamine or bonine. Give it a day or two and hopefully you will feel fine. If not you should see an ENT doctor. From your brief description it doesn't sound as if your symptoms are that severe. If you do consider them to be "severe" then see an ENT sooner. ...Read more