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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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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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Every few weeks my ear will hurt a bit. Not bad just bugs me. What can cause this? Ear infection? I do have bad teeth on that side too. But dnt hurt

Ear pain: Your bad teeth may be the cause of ear pain. See a dentist and start your dental treatment. Also work with you doctor and have your ears evaluated to see what is going on there. This is a problem that will take working with both your doctor and dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bad teeth cause ear infections?

Can bad teeth cause ear infections?

Definitely, yes: A tooth abscess infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus, ears and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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My 4.5 month old is reaching for his ear. Teething or ear infection? How to tell?

Examine by a doctor: If your pediatrician finds an ear infection it is not his teeth. If there is an emerging tooth it should be obvious by looking in the mouth. ...Read more

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5.5 month old batting at ears for 2 days. Teething or ear infection? Do i take her in?

5.5 month old batting at ears for 2 days. Teething or ear infection? Do i take her in?

Hard to say: The first teeth to erupt are the lower front teeth and these typically do not cause ear pain. Babies that are teething will drool a lot and be cranky. If your baby has a fever and acts sick, or if this persists then it may be an ear infection and she needs to be checked. ...Read more

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Baby was pulling her ears for a month but last night she was crying and pulling her ear...what could it be? Is it teething or ear infection

Baby was pulling her ears for a month but last night she was crying and pulling her ear...what could it be? Is it teething or ear infection

Ears: You can not tell without checking the ear out. You can have low grade fever with teething and infection. Higher fevers would usually be an infection. If the child does not stop crying would have the pediatrician evaluate for infection. ...Read more

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My 3.5 mo baby is really fussing in every feed.Checkd with GP no thrush no ear infection.Teething maybe.Afraid shell associate feed wth being upset :(?

My 3.5 mo baby is really fussing in every feed.Checkd with GP no thrush no ear infection.Teething maybe.Afraid shell associate feed wth being upset :(?

Maybe diet related: Are you breast feeding? If so, has anything in your diet changed? If you're nursing watch your intake of dairy foods, chocolate, caffiene etc. She may also be uncomfortable if she's not having regular bowel movements. If she's gassy you should burp her more frequently and try some gas drops. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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