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Can An Ear Infection Cause A Toothache
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
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
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
I have a toothache and an earache....i also have a history of chronic ear infections. Is my tooth causing my earach? HHa
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
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
Possible: I often see that in kids with ear infections. ...Read more
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
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
Does an ear infection cause ear thermometers to show higher temperature compared to the rectal temperature?
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Can an ear infection cause cervical lymph nodes to swell have two swollen for over month quite scared?
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
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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