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Can A Wet Towel Reduce My Ear Pain
Head tingling on a daily basis with headaches and some inner ear pain with occasional wet feeling. Any thoughts to what this may be?
Headache and anxiety: I'm sorry you're having these symptoms and it's very difficult to determine the true cause without examining you. It would appear that with the headaches and the tingling this may be anxiety more than anything else at your age. You have a feeling of pain and wetness which I do not understand. The possibility of tempormandibular joint pain giving rise to your ear pain also exists. See an ENT doc. ...Read more
I have been experiencing wet sensations in the back of my head as well as ear pain, which is more intense on one side. I also get jaw lock and crackle?
See a Doctor: You may just have a bad case of flu but you also could have a early serious case of meningitis. It's not possible to diagnose online. You need to see a doctor for possible treatment possibly hospitalization. If you're lucky you just have a flu bug but best to not try to figure it out on your own. ...Read more
What could cause daily headaches right ear pain ear drainage feels like ear is clogged and wet inside. No sign of infection. Ear pain for 4 months.
Headaches & Ear Pain: Sometimes the occipital nerve such as the lesser or third occipital nerve can cause ear pain that is associated with headaches. Are the headaches in the back of your head and rarely go past the top of your head? Any issues with your neck? May need a med to calm down irritation to the occipital nerve (short course oral steroids, Toradol, or neuropathic meds). ...Read more
Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.
A few ideas.: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ear Pain Child: Ear pain is extremely common in childhood and although it is distressing, is usually caused by a minor infection that will resolve on its own. It can be VERY painful, due to pressure inside the ear drum so treating with pain killers like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen is the main treatment. If fevers and pain are ongoing for more than 3 days, then we sometimes advise antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Neuritic pain: Sharp stabbing pain in the ear is rarely the result of ear infection which is persistent pain associated with hearing loss. Two possible reasons could be firing off of nerves that innervate the region of the ear (trigeminal neuralgia) or the pain may be arising from structures around the ear as the jaw joint or the muscles of mastication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: Ear pain should be evaluated. An ear infection can lead to meningitis, hearing loss, chronic ear drum perforation and other problems. Some ear infections might be treated without an antibiotic, but that's a decision you should make with your doctor. Tumors of the throat and tonsil can also cause ear pain, as can sinus infection. Ifear pain is unexplained and persistant , see an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear pain bending : If you are congested - you may have fluid build up in your middle ear. If you press or wiggle your ear with your finger and is painful you likely have a a ear canal infection - common during this time of year after days of swimming. If you can take a decongestant ( not pregnant) & get good relief it is likely fluid build up. Either type of pain persists get it checked by a medical professional ...Read more
First find out cause: "ear pain" is a tricky problem as more often than not it is not from the ear. The most common cause of "ear pain" is from the jaw joint. If you have no hearing loss and no ear fullness chances are it is your jaw and jaw precautions can help. An ENT doctor can look in your ear and tell whether the ear is or is not the problem. Beware doctors treating an ear they say that "looks a little red". ...Read more
Etiology: Ear pain or otalgia is not necessarily the result of ear disease. If your hearing is essentially normal, the most common cause of otalgia is disease of the dental structures, jaw muscle spasm, dental infection, arthritis of the jaw joint. Other causes of referred pain can reflect diseases of the neck (cervical arthritis) or diseases of the throat or even larynx. Easing pain requires a diagnosis. ...Read more
Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more
Poor Eustachian tube: The ability to equalize pressure on descent in an airplane requires a normal functioning eustachian tube. This is the passageway between the back of the nose and the middle ear space. Either a genetic narrowing of this tube or the scarring of the tube following ear infection in childhood are the two major reasons for your problem. If you fly often, ventilation tubes will be the answer. ...Read more
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