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Can I put drops of rubbing alcohol into my ears to cure an earache?

Can I put drops of rubbing alcohol into my ears to cure an earache?

Only for outer infxn: Alcohol in the ear could only work in the case of a bacterial infection of the outer ear canal (swimmers ear). Not all ear aches have to do with the ear, however, and if it doesn't help you should see your primary care doctor or an ent. ...Read more

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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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Does putting drops of rubbing alcohol in ear for earache help?

Does putting drops of rubbing alcohol in ear for earache help?

Not a good idea!: Will not help a mid ear infection-need an oral antibiotic. May cause significant burning in an ear canal (outer ear) infection. Severe burning if you have hole in eardrum with infection. Only ok, mixed with white vinegar, for ear canal drying/cleaning, if no canal inflammation & no eardrum perforation. See an otology/ent md for treatment. ...Read more

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My ears hurt. Not earache?

My ears hurt. Not earache?

Possible TMJ: An ear infection usually follows a cold and has hearing loss, sometimes fever and drainage. It can affect one or both ears. The exam is abnormal. If both ears hurt and exam is normal consider TMJ problem from chewing muscles being tight or infection behind palate. Hearing is normal but ears might feel full. ...Read more

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Right by my ears it hurts bad & i feel alil lightheaded doc checked my ears no earache what could this b?

Right by my ears it hurts bad & i feel alil lightheaded doc checked my ears no earache what could this b?

Possible TMJ Problem: Pain in front of the ear, or sensation of pain in the ear with negative findings with your ears could very likely be due to a TMJ problem. If you are experiencing popping or clicking, difficulty opening and eating you should be evaluated by a dentist for a possible TMJ disorder. ...Read more

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Can carbide peroxide damage your ears? My ears felt like they constantly needed to be popped, no pain or discharge beforehand. Now I have an earache?

Can carbide peroxide damage your ears? My ears felt like they constantly needed to be popped, no pain or discharge beforehand. Now I have an earache?

Cleaning: Carbide peroxide is used to remove ear wax. If you have used this product and still have the problem, get checked by a specialist. The pain and discharge is often associated with an infection which , as you described , does not seem to be your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I earache it keeps coming and going. I have given up smoking. and also i have dry skn on and inside my ears iam in pain please could somebody help ?

Otalgia: Otalgia is the name for an ear ache. If there is no hearing loss, then an ear infection is unlikely. The most common cause of ear ache in the absence of infection is related to the jaw joint or the jaw muscles, so called TMD. Other causes of referred pain to the ear are diseases of the throat, and or larynx and finally, diseases of the cervical spine. ...Read more

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I have a horrible earache. There is a constant ringing in both of my ears and theyre always popping when I swallow or yawn. Why?

Various reasons : The popping is from your eustacian tube adjusting air pressure. A decongestant can help immensely. The underlying condition could be an ear infection. You need to be examined by your doctor. ...Read more