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Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

It definitely can: A variety of conditions can cause an earache and toothache, and the two symptoms are often related. In the case of a toothache, you can have referred pain to the ear and vice versa. See your dentist first to rule out tooth pain. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Tmd or tmj dysfuncti: Tmj dysfunction can often manifest in similar ways. The symptoms can include an itchy feeling in the ear to painful symptoms in the ear due to clenching and or grinding. The large muscle in front of the ear that is responsible for chewing and clenching can become tender due to overuse. If you touch the muscle body it can be painful and may radiate into the jaw or temples. Locking can occur. ...Read more

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Ear infection leading to toothache. What should I treat first?

Ear infection leading to toothache. What should I treat first?

No: An ear infection does not lead to a tooth ache. I agree that dental pain can refer pain to the side of the face (earache or more properly otalgia). But the two problems if they coexist are unrelated except for the referral of dental pain to the side of the face. You probably need to see both a dentist and an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have a toothache and an earache....i also have a history of chronic ear infections. Is my tooth causing my earach? HHa

I have a toothache and an earache....i also have a history of chronic ear infections. Is my tooth causing my earach? HHa

Possible: Any one of these pains can be referred from elsewhere. So you could have a tooth cavity or oral infection that is transmitting pain to the ear or you could have an ear infection that is radiating pain to the jaw or tooth ...Read more

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Toothache or ear infection? Pain in lower right jaw, all bottom teeth hurt, burning pain, hurts to the ear, shocking sensation, glands swollen

Toothache or ear infection? Pain in lower right jaw, all bottom teeth hurt, burning pain, hurts to the ear, shocking sensation, glands swollen

Infection: I cannot tell where your infection is coming from but I would suggest that you see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I have extreme tooth pain with an ear infection what should I do?

I have extreme tooth pain with an ear infection what should I do?

Root canal: Lower molars that have pulp disease routinely refer the pain to the ear.
An endodontist will diagnose and treat.
Extraction is an option but saving teeth is better if possible. ...Read more

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Tooth pain, into jaw and ear. Ear infection?? Tolerable until am when I wake up.

Tooth pain, into jaw and ear. Ear infection?? Tolerable until am when I wake up.

Certainly could be: Or a dental infection can cause swelling of the tube connecting back of ear to the throat. Closing / constricting / inflaming this tube causes symptoms of ear infection when it's actually dental
cannot say in your particular case, ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause anxiety issues?

Can an ear infection cause anxiety issues?

Ear pain from infect: Please know that pain in general (in this case most likely due to the ear proper) does set one up for a generalized state of discomfort, and in a given indivudual, possible generation of anxiety, stemming from the infectious process or inflammatory process in the ear proper. The anxious state should dissapate with resolution of the primary otological problem. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause hearing lose?

Could an ear infection cause hearing lose?

Depends on variables: The inner ear nerve is contained well within the strongest bone in the body away from direct contact with fluids or germs. However, a viral infection can travel to the nerve and cause permanent hearing loss. The middle ear is subject to various viral or bacterial infections, with transient reduction unless chronic and untreated. The outer ear canal can swell with swimmers ear, with transient effect. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause a rash?

Can an ear infection cause a rash?

Yes: If the ear infection drains from the ear canal, it can spread to the ear and the skin around the ear. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause bad hearing?

See below: You will have a conductive hearing loss because of the fluid behind the ear drum. Once the infection has resolved, your hearing will return. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause dizziness?

Could an ear infection cause dizziness?

Certainly can: An ear infection certainly can cause dizziness, though it is not the only possible cause. Dizziness, or vertigo, can occur from various conditions, so details about when it happens (at rest, right after getting up from sitting, with activity, etc.) can help make the diagnosis. I would definitely see a physician if you are having a vertigo or think you have an ear infection. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Yes: Ear infections can be very painful. Often times, pain can radiate to neighboring parts of your body.
A bad ear infection can cause a headache, jaw pain, neck pain. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Not sure: I'm not sure an ear infection could cause those symptoms. However, tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) could cause symptoms of an ear ache or ear infection. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is in close approximation to the ear. If there is inflammation going on around the joint it could be putting pressure on the ear. Jaw hurting and feeling locked are signs of tmd. I'd see a dentist. ...Read more

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Can bronchitis or an ear infection cause neck and back/shoulder pain? It seems to have just started, I've been sick for a week.

Can bronchitis or an ear infection cause neck and back/shoulder pain? It seems to have just started, I've been sick for a week.

Depends: Certainly if you are coughing a lot you can have muscle strain in your back and shoulder. However, these symptoms can also come from pneumonia. You should see your doctor,. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause neck soreness?

Can an ear infection cause neck soreness?

Ear infections: People generally refer to middle ear infections as "ear infections." outer ear infections are also fairly common. When an infection is present infected fluids travel by lymph vessels until they get to lymph nodes in the neck. These lymph nodes can become tender/sore causing neck soreness. Most of the time neck soreness is not present with ear infections. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause a wart or tumor?

Can an ear infection cause a wart or tumor?

Not likely: Ear infections do not predispose one to warts or tumors, although an untreated ear infection could cause an abscess which is tumor-like in its behavior. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause swollen neck lymph nodes?

Can an ear infection cause swollen neck lymph nodes?

Not directly: The swollen lymph nodes may be part of a viral infection and the otitis may have followed. I don't believe that the otitis itself caused swollen lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection cause pain in the lower teeth?

Will an ear infection cause pain in the lower teeth?

Unrelated: I have never seen that happen in over 40 years of practice and while nothing is impossible, it is extremely unlikely. See your pcp or an ENT specialist for the ear infection and a dentist for the toothache. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause a red cheek on the same side of the same side of the ear infection?

Can an ear infection cause a red cheek on the same side of the same side of the ear infection?

Cellulitis?: The same infection could be spreading onto the face i.e. cellulitis. If you or whoever has this problem (your child?) is already being treated for it, maybe with an antibiotic, contact the doctor again and follow her advice. If not yet in care, or if any fever, see a doctor immediately -- including ER or urgent care if your regular doctor isn't available. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high-pitched noise in one's ear?

Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high-pitched noise in one's ear?

Yes: Inner ear infection can lead to ringing (tinnitus) as it affects the semicircular canals. Fluid behind the ear occurs as a result of healing and can lead to a funny sound as well... Chiropractic, homeopathic, craniosacral therapies can all help realign the inner ear and promote drainage of the fluid and spped healing. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause cervical lymph nodes to swell have two swollen for over month quite scared?

Can an ear infection cause cervical lymph nodes to swell have two swollen for over month quite scared?

Yes: Yes I agree dr. David schleimer, the cervical nodes may swell and may stay swollen for sometimes two or three months after the acute stage of ear infection is gone. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause swollen tonsils?

Can an ear infection cause swollen tonsils?

Yes.: Any infection can cause the tonsils and adenoid tissue to enlarge. This should resolve in the next few weeks but could take several months for the tonsils to return to normal size. The other possibility is that enlarged adenoids (associated with the enlarged tonsils) caused the middle ear fluid and resulting ear infection. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause upset stomach?

Can an ear infection cause upset stomach?

Viral: Many ear infections are actually caused by viruses. These can cause a constellation of symptoms to include nausea. ...Read more

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more