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Dr. Marjorie Delo
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Swimmer's Ear (Definition)

Also known as otitis externa, this is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more


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I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!

I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!

I am unable to give: You a diagnosis without actually seeing the lump and performing certain tests. Is it towards the jawline, fevers? Is the lump diminishing as your ear gets better? If yes then monitor if it continues for more than 2 weeks, I recommend visiting your primary for a thorough evaluation.

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Can non infected fluid in the left middle ear cause jaw pain?

Can non infected fluid in the left middle ear cause jaw pain?

Yes.: I believe that referred pain can travel from the ear to the jaw. See ENT Dr if you don't improve

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Could a spider bite in the ear cause jaw pain similar to getting punched?

Could a spider bite in the ear cause jaw pain similar to getting punched?

Quite Possible: I have not come across this, but it is possible. A spider bite typically causes a localized inflammatory response. The tempromandibular joint of your jaw comes into close proximity to your ear and thus could feel like jaw pain. If you already clench/grind your teeth, that area is already irritated and thus the spider bite could have made this discomfort more noticeable.

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Ear, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity on the left side is caused by what?

Ear, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity on the left side is caused by what?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, tooth sensitivity and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options.

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What are some causes for ear and jaw pain?

What are some causes for ear and jaw pain?

Many things: It could be ear related or jaw related and within those categories are many possibilities. It is best to see an orofacial pain specialist for the jaw pain or a physician to rule out ear related pain.

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Can percocet withdrawal cause ear/jaw pain?

Can percocet withdrawal cause ear/jaw pain?

Not particularly: Opiate withdrawal causes generalized muscle pain. Jaw muscles can also be painful. I am not aware of any association with earache.

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Please tell me if TMJ can cause right side facial numbness ear and jaw pain?

Yes, It's Possible: Problems within the tm joint can cause a huge variety of symptoms, which differ from person to person. Ear and jaw pain are very common. Facial tingling and numbness are less common, but still possible. Unfortunately, there's really no proven way for you to take care of this problem yourself. You need to see a dentist who's experienced with TMJ problems. Get help before your symptoms worsen!

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Can ear infection cause jaw pain?

See an ENT specialis: Of course it can. A middle ear infection puts pressure on the eardrum, causing pain in TMJ and jaw. At the same time TMJ can cause earache. See ENT specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Been havin bilateral jaw pain in front and below ear area. Intensified when bgin eat food. Almost like feeling of eating somethn sour. Burning. Causes?

Been havin bilateral jaw pain in front and below ear area. Intensified when bgin eat food. Almost like feeling of eating somethn sour. Burning. Causes?

Jaw pain: It sounds like either TMJ or salivary gland infection, either the parotid on the cheek or the submandibular under the jawline. TMJ more likely to be bilateral, but parotitis can be bilateral too - like mumps for example. You need to diagnose the focal cause of pain in question before addressing how to relieve it.

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What causes face pain below eye, ear pain and jaw pain, that becomes worse when sun goes down?

What causes face pain below eye, ear pain and jaw pain, that becomes worse when sun goes down?

Face Pain: This could be a tooth that is dying and radiating pain. It may get worse as the sun goes down as your blood pressure changes due to exercise or just lying down or getting up in the morning. I would see your dentist first then see your md to rule out ant other causes.

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What could be the cause of throat, ear and jaw pain that has last for over a month? No one can tell me anything!

What could be the cause of throat, ear and jaw pain that has last for over a month? No one can tell me anything!

More investigation: 2 more exams needed. Review your symptoms with both 1) ear/nose/throat specialist and 2) dentist familiar with TMJ dysfunction.

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I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

I have an achey pain on the hard palate behind upper wisdom tooth. There is NO TOOTH PAIN. Cavity in the tooth. Could this b the cause. Ear & jaw pain?

Yes: Dental decay involving the tooth nerve can often feel like it is coming from different locations (referred pain). See the dentist asap and get this taken care of.

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Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Can jaw pain, ear pain, and soreness behind ear/neck be caused by sinus infection?

Rarely: Unless the mastoid sinuses are infected, the pain is not expected to be in the areas. I suspect that you may have a jaw problem from teeth grinding. Consult your dentist.

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Had swimmers ear, after AB its in my right ear.101.6 fever, front of my head huts, neck sore. Go to ER? Wait two days for my appointment?

Had swimmers ear, after AB its in my right ear.101.6 fever, front of my head huts, neck sore. Go to ER? Wait two days for my appointment?

Go to the ER.: A fever that high in a 22 year old is worrisome especially after already completing a course of antibiotics. Don't wait. Go get checked out.

Dr. James Dukelow
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more