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Hi , I have an ear ache any recommendation of home remedy or over-the-counter medication ?Thank you

Hi , I have an ear ache any recommendation of home remedy or over-the-counter medication ?Thank you

Ear pain: Does the ear ache when you pull on the ear lobe? If so you could have the start or a swimmer's ear. Try some alcohol in the ear canal to dry out any water that could have gotten behind any ear wax you had. Your ear could also have wax in it. If so, try some peroxide (hydrogen ) and it should bubble out. You may need a bulb syringe to assist in this regard. Use warm salt water to irrigate. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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What is the best over-the-counter meds i can take for cold plugged sinus plus ear ache?

What is the best over-the-counter meds i can take for cold plugged sinus plus ear ache?

See your pharmacist: Pharmacists know so much more than we may give them credit for. They speak to many customers and get feedback on their otc meds. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Can you recommend a home remedy or over-the-counter medicine for an ear ache, possibly ear infection? I've had it for a month. Apptmt is in one month.

Earache: Otc medications can help with pain but if you have an infection than need to see a physician as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a sore throat with ear pain and nausea- what could this be and is there anything over-the-counter that will help?

I am experiencing a sore throat with ear pain and nausea- what could this be and is there anything over-the-counter that will help?

Sore throat: could be a strep throat infection (a type of bacteria) or a virus. Would need to be tested to see if it is strep throat and then treatment provided with an antibiotic. Over the counter pain reducer like tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with discomfort. Talk with doc prior to taking any new medications and to have an exam. ...Read more

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Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Alleve: I rountinely use this as its easy and only twice a day. Prescription strength Naproxen is twice the otc dose (500mg twice daily). It can cause GI upset so take with food or if continues may need other prescription med. ...Read more

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Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. the dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg.. now I'm getting a ear ache will this medication help?

Just had 2 molers pulled on Friday. the dentist gave me penicillin vk 500mg.. now I'm getting  a ear ache will this medication  help?

It may: It depends on the cause of your ear pain. If it is related to your teeth then likely. If is is a separate problem then another antibiotic may be a better choice. Be checked. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best way to prevent the ear ache that comes along with traveling by plane?

What is the best way to prevent the ear ache that comes along with traveling by plane?

Barotitis: The earache that comes with flying is due to congestion of the eustachian tube that connects the throat with the ear. It gets blocked due to pressure changes during flight. Best preventive measures are either an oral decongestant -claritin-d for 3 days before flying, a nasal one like Flonase (prescription) or afrin (otc). During flight hold your nose and try to force air out to keep tube open. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve an ear ache at home?

What is the best way to relieve an ear ache at home?

Warm ear drops: There is a drug called Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) which can be warmed to body temperature and used as an ear drop to relieve an ear ache. The very term ear ache, however, must also include pain around the ear such as jaw joint pain and muscle pain which can also be relieved by heat applied to the ear. Obviously, a diagnosis must be made before proper treatment can be safely given. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies or OTC products to help an ear ache?

Are there any good home remedies or OTC products to help an ear ache?

Depends on the cause: There are many reasons for earaches. If it is "swimmer's ear" hydrogen peroxide & colloidal silver in the ear can help. If it is a middle ear infection homeopathy is my favorite treatment- most docs give antibiotics but homeopathy may work better! see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/031014_ear_infections_homeopathics.Html for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/earache.Html. ...Read more

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Best treatments for ear ache?

Best treatments for ear ache?

Treat the cause: Best treatment for ear ache is to diagnose and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the best home remedy for a ear ache?

Need advice on what is the the best home remedy for a ear ache?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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What are the over-the-counter medicines or old remedies that could possible get rid of an earache/ear infection?

What are the over-the-counter medicines or old remedies that could possible get rid of an earache/ear infection?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat an ear ache at home when you're too dizzy to safely drive to the doctor & have no other way to get there?

What's the best way to treat an ear ache at home when you're too dizzy to safely drive to the doctor & have no other way to get there?

Ear ache: Depending on how long it has been, usually dizziness from a viral ear congestion should subside within a few days. But if the ear is infected, you will need an antibiotic, and this needs to be evaluated. Have someone drive you or call a cab, this needs to be examined. ...Read more

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When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please

When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please

Unlikely: Ear wax can cause hearing loss and ear discomfort but not the other symptoms. Try cleaning drum with peroxide diluted 1:1 with lukewarm water a couple times daily. Just make sure to, get all the solution out. For other symptoms consult ent. ...Read more

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Sore throat on left side; ear ache too. Ear was "plugged" up. No fever, some fatigue. No muscle stiffness/soreness. Currently uninsured. OTC remedies?

Sore throat on left side; ear ache too. Ear was "plugged" up. No fever, some fatigue. No muscle stiffness/soreness. Currently uninsured. OTC remedies?

OTC meds for URI : Avoid antihistamines like loratadine, zyrtec and Benadryl. Try using pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. Protect your stomach if you choose Advil by eating or taking antacids. Sudafed and Afrin can help open your nose and ears; use with caution if you have high blood pressure. Ear and throat infections can be serious. Look for a free clinic or low cost community health center if you get worse. ...Read more

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I have a ear ache and the doctor prescribe amoxonillin And im 3 months pregnant what are the risk on using this medication?

Should be safe: Amoxicillin is a safety class B which means animal studies show no adverse fetal effects. should be safe to use. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old, weigh 118 pounds and I went to the doctor for an ear ache. (Don't have any type of Health issues or take any medication, not allergic to anything) Turns it I had an ear infection, the doctor prescribed some antibiotics. She gave me amox

I am 19 years old, weigh 118 pounds and I went to the doctor for an ear ache. (Don't have any type of Health issues or take any medication, not allergic to anything) Turns it I had an ear infection, the doctor prescribed some antibiotics. She gave me amox

Okay: This is a public forum, more than one physician can respond. If you want consult from a specific physician, you can send it to their inbox. I did not see a specific question in your message, if this is a response to a previous post, please address it. Thank you ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter head ache medication to take while prescribed on Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg? I believe I have symptoms of side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)

What is the best over the counter head ache medication to take while prescribed on Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg? I believe I have symptoms of side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)

Medication effects: Side effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) can be Headache. It is less likely with 5mg/day dose. Discuss with Psychiatrist • Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression or both for which Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed • Discontinue Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg/day if you have taken it for more than a month • Tylenol for headache • Therapy for stresses in your life • Breathing and Music Relaxation • Visual Imagery • MeditationTai Chi ...Read more

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Home remedies for a ear ache on right?

Home remedies for a ear ache on right?

Olive oil,garlic jui: The following home remedies have been recommended olive oil garlic juice whole onion cooked and wrapped in a piece of cloth and applied locally on the ear juice freshly squeezed from pepperment leave ginger juice etc as a matter of fact all these have been recommended and may or may not help, but if it persist you should seek medical help. ...Read more

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Home remedies for an ear ache on right?

Home remedies for an ear ache on right?

Olive oil,garlic jui: The following home remedies have been recommended olive oil garlic juice whole onion cooked and wrapped in a piece of cloth and applied locally on the ear juice freshly squeezed from pepperment leave ginger juice etc as a matter of fact all these have been recommended and may or may not help, but if it persist you should seek medical help. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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