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Have been having jaw clicking, face pain, ear pain, migranes and lock jaw for 5 yrs, now numbness. Has gotten worse. Should I see dentist or regular doctor?

Have been having jaw clicking, face pain, ear pain, migranes and lock jaw for 5 yrs, now numbness. Has gotten worse. Should I see dentist or regular doctor?

Neither: Neither will help as much as a TMJ-orofacial pain expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with ear pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with ear pain to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Worsening pain: If your pain is lessening each day, you may not need to see doc.Because sometimes ear infections do go away w/o medications... But if it is getting worse, you should see doc sooner.
Eardrum can rupture with severe inner ear infection, which often will heal nicely with treatment etc... External ear infection (swimmer's ear) can be very painful. Often requires treatment.
Consult your doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Please help! Ear pain for such a long time! What kind of doctor can I see?

Please help! Ear pain for such a long time! What kind of doctor can I see?

Ear pain doctors: You can see your primary doctor or an ENT (otolaryngology) doctor. Ear pain can come from the ears or from other structures of the neck, jaw, mouth, or throat, so if it's bad or not improving you really should get it checked out. ...Read more

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Mildly sharp ear pain comes and goes from possible wax impaction. Can't see doc til ties anything to suggest for pain controll until then?

Mildly sharp ear pain comes and goes from possible wax impaction. Can't see doc til ties anything to suggest for pain controll until then?

Ear pain: Ear pain can be one of the most difficult and elusive things to diagnose, because everything in your head and neck region can send pain to your ears. That being said, most commonly it is something related to the ear. I would start with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, and if worsens seek treatment from an urgent care or emergency room as you see fit. If it is just wax, then you should be fine until Tuesday. ...Read more

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I have pain inside left of my ear, pain level 6. I am trying to heal it by itself, it's not healing. Do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: Your pain could be from an ear infection or from the temporomandibular joint(tmj). If the pain is just in the ear please see an ENT doctor.
If the pain goes up the side of your head you may want to see your dentist. ...Read more

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After jumping off a 12 ft bluff into water I started having sudden severe right ear pain. No drainage. Lasting 3 hours now. Should I see a doctor?

Maybe: Try to yawn a few times or pop your ears if you know how. This is likely a vacuum in your middle ear due to Eustachian tube swelling. This may clear the vacuum and end the pain. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Woke up with ear pain two weeks ago and have had muffled hearing since. Pretty sure it's fluid. Is this an ear infection? Should I see a doctor?

Yes.: Decreased hearing for two weeks needs to be checked out unless it is due to allergies and responds to an antihistamine. Either way, avoid loud noises in the meantime and avoid respiratory tract/skin irritants/allergens in the environment (like smoke, fragrances, aerosols). ...Read more

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I have had a throat ulcer for almost a week, and i also have ear pain. Is this normal or should I see a doctor?

Refered pain: Location of the ulcer?. Is it is in the inside of mouth near or on the bottom of the tongue as the branches of the 5th cranial nerve -called trigeminal nsupplies the inner lining of the mouth as well as some mucles related to chewing and
ear drum, and part of skin supplying the ear cause referred pain from mouth to ear. Apthous ulc, herpetic ulc, trauma from sharp tooth, vitb def, ulcers +. See ur dr. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks have had off/on ear pain, headaches, fevers, and sore throat. Nothing too serious. Now painful lymph node on lower jaw. Should I see a doc?

For 2 weeks have had off/on ear pain, headaches, fevers, and sore throat. Nothing too serious. Now painful lymph node on lower jaw. Should I see a doc?

Yes: 2 weeks is a long time to be sick and you continue to have new symptoms. There is a reason your lymph node is swollen. Check it out with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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What to do about infected nipple ring and sore throat, inner ear pain, do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: Although some these symptoms might be related to viral infection it is very important that the nipple be evaluated. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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I have had sinus infection for 7 days now I'm having ear pain and neck feels swollen should I see a doctor?

I have had sinus infection for 7 days now I'm having ear pain and neck feels swollen should I see a doctor?

Yes!: If you are currently on antibiotics for the sinus infection, they will probably treat the ear infection too, but you may need a different antibiotic. You should at least call the doc who prescribed the antibiotics to ask if they need to see you again. If you are not on medication yet, you should get checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for ear pain?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for ear pain?

See a physician: Initial visit would probably be to your primary care provider. If cause of pain is undetermined or does not resolve they may recommend evaluation by ear nose and throat doctore. ...Read more

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Any doctor know any home remedies for ear pain?

Any doctor know any home remedies for ear pain?

It depends: There are several conditions that can cause earpain and for proper treatment the patient needs to be examined. In the meantime, the most effective pain remedy is using a medicine like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will mono cause ear pain?

That is possible.: There can be considerable swelling with mononucleosis that can prevent a eustachian tube from properly draining. That could lead to buildup of pressure or fluid in the middle ear. ...Read more

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I have ear pain, my doctor says I have keratosis obtrans. What is it?

I have ear pain, my doctor says I have keratosis obtrans. What is it?

Keratosis obturans: Keratosis obturans = excessive desquamated keratin in the external auditory meatus. ...Read more

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I have ear pain.doctor told keratosis obtrans. What is it?

Keratosis obturans: Keratosis obturans is the build up of extra skin cells and flakey skin in the ear canal. It may be associated with pain or mild hearing loss. ...Read more

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What to do about ear pain.doctor told keratosis obtrans. What is it?

K. Obturans: Keratosis obturans is the build up of extra skin cells and flakey skin in the ear canal. It can be associated with pain from a secondary skin infection. ...Read more

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Can globus hysteria cause slight ear pain. My doctor diagnosed me with it but did no further testing to. What are all the possible symptons.

Can globus hysteria cause slight ear pain. My doctor diagnosed me with it but did no further testing to. What are all the possible symptons.

Lump in the throat: Feeling a lump in your throat w/out cause is often the description given to get this Dx. The most likely reason is anxiety for which you can seek psychotherapy. To get DIY relief, gently warm your throat w/ a cloth and then w/ posture straight, stretch neck back till looking up. Do slow tilting/rolling of head and gently massage the tightened muscles on neck sides lengthwise till they relax. Best! ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage my pain in my ear? Doctor said my ear pain sounds like a trapped nerve.

I need more history: Hello there, How long have you had the pain? What causes it? Did you get a diagnosis? It s outer, middle or inner ear? Is there any hearing loss? What treatments did you try? And any other info you can provide please. Thanks ...Read more

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I'm suffering from severe cold and mild fever 99.2f including headache and ear pain for past 4days.consult 2 doctors but still im not recovered.

I'm suffering from severe cold and mild fever 99.2f including headache and ear pain for past 4days.consult 2 doctors but still im not recovered.

Be patient: The average common cold lasts 7-10 days and can have significant fever. If you've ben sick 4 days, I would not expect you to feel better yet. Colds are caused by viruses, and there is no cure. Your immune system has to get over the infection on its own. Medicines can be helpful for symptoms, but they will not make the illness resolve any faster. Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, feel better! ...Read more

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Having somewhat heavy Head, neck and Ear pain on right side for a few days. A doctor diagnosed it as TMJ due to stress. Could this be anything else?

Having somewhat heavy Head, neck and Ear pain on right side for a few days. A doctor diagnosed it as TMJ due to stress. Could this be anything else?

Yes: Yes, Could be a problem with any of the anatimical structures in the area. Start with evaluation by a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! Will nerve in lower left tooth cause jaw or ear pain?

Possible: Some patients experience referred pain from a tooth infection. Patients can report pain on the upper teeth, the side of their face, pain up to their ears, and headaches. However, get evaluated to see if this is true in your case, or if something else is going on. ...Read more

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Bad ear pain. Nurse cleaned out wax. Doc said fluid behind drum and inf ear canal. How? I'm not sick. Ideas?

Outer ear infection: With otitis externa, you don't always feel 'sick'. You will, however, have wicked ear pain. The wax plug can trap moisture and set up the infection/inflammation. If there is fluid behind the ear drum, that's a middle ear infection and may also be without symptoms. You should have been given drops to treat the outer ear infection and scheduled for a follow-up on the fluid. ...Read more

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Severe ear pain after a week! Went to doctor they syringed my ear and gave me acetic acid. Nothing but pain and the sound of waves. I haven't been sick.

Severe ear pain after a week! Went to doctor they syringed my ear and gave me acetic acid. Nothing but pain and the sound of waves. I haven't been sick.

Ear Pain: Severe pain and the sounds you are hearing may be related to fluid or infection in your middle ear. There may be bruising to your eardrum. Have your ear rechecked. You may need other medicine. You can help your middle ear to breath but blowing up your cheeks, mouth closed and swallowing. All the best. Hope the pain goes away. ...Read more