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Can ear infection cause pain on head?

Can ear infection cause pain on head?

Yes: Ear infections can cause headaches, but they can also produce other complications. It is always best to check with your doctor. ...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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Can a sinus/ear infection cause eye pain with head pain in the back of the head?

Can a sinus/ear infection cause eye pain with head pain in the back of the head?

Yes: A sinus infection can cause referred pain around the eyes. Pain in the back of the head may not be related to the sinus infection, but could be related to the ear infection. Probably best to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more

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Can having a bad ear infection behind my ear drum cause me to have a headache 24/7? If so then what can I take for it? I have had a headache 8 days.

Can having a bad ear infection behind my ear drum cause me to have a headache 24/7? If so then what can I take for it? I have had a headache 8 days.

Something else?: Most ear infections are improving within 24-48hr of treatment initiation. Most people have distinct ear pain, which would be different than a headache. Call the doctor who is treating your ear infection, clarify your symptoms, and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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Can fungal ear infection cause headaches and upset stomach? I am on clotrimazole for 4 days and having pressure pain, numbness and headaches.

Can fungal ear infection cause headaches and upset stomach? I am on clotrimazole for 4 days and having pressure pain, numbness and headaches.

Not likely: Fungal ear infection does not cause headaches without severe ear pain first. It is more likely that you have migraine headache which very frequently causes nausea and vomiting which you are calling upset stomach. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Go to ER: Your description is concerning for an aneurysm, arterial-venous fistula, or vascular dissection. I would recommend going to the emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes chest pains/headaches/stomach inflammation/muscle pain all over/ear infections/cough?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What do I do? I have this weird head pain after ear infection?

What do I do? I have this weird head pain after ear infection?

Get it checked: We do not know if you are being treated for the ear infection or not and what kind of ear infection you have and what kind of weird headache you are having
if not done consult your doctor, as it is not unusual to have co existing sinus infection, which may be causing headache or the ear infection itself can cause headache. So get it checked, meanwhile tale some over the counter pain killer for pain. ...Read more

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Hi my son got head pain because ear infection?

Hi my son got head pain because ear infection?

Ear infection: Ear infections are notorious for being very painful, so yes, they could cause head pain. But if pain persists despite antibiotics, then bring him back for evaluation. Don't ignore possible mastoiditis, sinus infection, meningitis, etc as possible causes of head pain. ...Read more

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Why does my almost 12 month old keep hitting his head on doors and walls on purpose? Started when he got an ear infection. Headache or ears hurting?

Gets your attention: What may have started as a response to an event may persist because it captures your attention. A 1yo will often be frustrated when you're not tending to their every want & even leaving them alone. Try monitoring baby without looking directly at him/her during episodes & only engage after the hitting stops. They do no long lasting harm but the fit can amplify if you always respond to it. ...Read more

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I have a very slight ringing in head. I had a pressure in head followed by 10 sec vertigo and 10 min dizziness. Side head pain. Ear infection? Or tia?

I have a very slight ringing in head. I had a pressure in head followed by 10 sec vertigo and 10 min dizziness. Side head pain. Ear infection? Or tia?

Meniere's?: Some of the hallmarks of meniere's include tinnitus (ringing), vertigo (dizziness), and fullness in the ear. There can be some fluctuating hearing loss, and headache (often migraine) can coexist. This would be my first thought for you. More information can be found at http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/menieres-disease/ds00535. I would consider seeing an ENT for a hearing test and evaluation. ...Read more

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My 20 month old has an ear infection and complains of head pain. I took him to Rady Children's Hospital ER today and the pediatrician did not examine his head at all after diagnosing the ear infection. So my question is, is head pain normal when there is

My 20 month old has an ear infection and complains of head pain. I took him to Rady Children's Hospital ER today and the pediatrician did not examine his head at all after diagnosing the ear infection. So my question is, is head pain normal when there is

Head pain: Or head ache, with ear infection can be a common symptom, but it seems that you are still concerned, the doctor who examined your child was comfortable with the diagnosis and probably didn't see any other sign that would make him/her concerned about your son's condition, at any rate, it's your right to be answered for whatever concerning your child's health, you can go again or see another doctor ...Read more

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Had 2 ear infections back to back. Ear pain better but throbbing headache in forehead, sometimes in back of head.101.8 fever. Is this sinuses?

Most probably: It is your sinuses, some consider middle ears as part of the sinus system, they all are connected and drain into the upper airways so any bug can affect the whole area. Need to see your doctor again, meanwhile use saline nasal washes, pain killers and decongestants if you are not hypertensive, ...Read more

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Left ear pain, sore throat, headache back of head - Walk in clinic doctor says no ear infection?

Pain: Pain in or around ear can be associAted with viral processes that cause swelling to lymphnodes on or near your ear. Parotid gland infection possible. Although no eat fluid that looks infected your eustacian tube can be blocked and cause pressure and pain to ear. ...Read more

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Have an ear infection and now bad headache. Motrin isn't helping it. What is this? How do I treat?

Have an ear infection and now bad headache. Motrin isn't helping it. What is this? How do I treat?

Seek attention: Ear infections are common and usually easily treated with antibiotics. Sometimes complications can develop however and an unrelenting headache is a danger sign. Extension of the infection to adjacent blood vessels, the brain and surrounding chambers in the bone can all lead to headache unresponsive to Motrin or the usual treatment choices. ...Read more

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Can a bad ear infection give you headaches?

Can a bad ear infection give you headaches?

Ear infection, HA: Ear infections can refer pain to the side of the head. TMJ can also give headaches. External ear infections can cause pain in the side of the head and hurt when you pull on the ear. Infected ears can drain and the hearing cN be muffled as well. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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What to do about headache, ear infection, clear snot?

What to do about headache, ear infection, clear snot?

See your doctor: You may need an antibiotic, if you have an ear infection and/or a sinus infection. Best to be examined to know for sure. ...Read more

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I have headaches, dizziness, and very sick to stomack if it is not inner ear infection, what could it be?

Anything: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, eye strain, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more