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My husband has had an earache and a stopped up ear for a couple days. Last night, his ear started bleeding pretty heavily. What could cause this?

My husband has had an earache and a stopped up ear for a couple days. Last night, his ear started bleeding pretty heavily. What could cause this?

See a doctor: You need to take him to your PCP or to a ENT you know that definitly is not normal it could be a perforated drum so do not mess with it and take him to a doctor preferably ENT ...Read more

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Why do my ears hurt sometimes? It feels like an earache but I don't think it is. It also hurts my ears when I swallow and bite down.

Why do my ears hurt sometimes? It feels like an earache but I don't think it is. It also hurts my ears when I swallow and bite down.

Many possibilities..: An exam will be your best way to determine the cause... pressure from fluid/allergies? TMJ? Dental issue? There are many reasons for ear pain and an exam will give you the answer fairly quickly... ...Read more

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I've been to the pool and now I have been having an earache. This morning, I found some rashes near the ear and down my neck. What should I do?

I've been to the pool and now I have been having an earache. This morning, I found some rashes near the ear and down my neck. What should I do?

Need to see doctor: You need to be seen. Several things going on here. Could be something mild that will resolve itself or could be infection that needs to be treated. Need to see doctor to help you sort this out and get proper treatment. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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Today I ran 1.5 kilo meter then I stopped cause I had a headache and earache at my left sides anf pressure in my left ear what was that from?

Today I ran 1.5 kilo meter then I stopped cause I had a headache and earache at my left sides anf pressure in my left ear what was that from?

Hard to say: It could be related to sinus allergies or eustachian tube dysfunction or blood pressure but it could be a more serious cause. Exercise induced headaches should be checked out by doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause an earache in both ears, if not infected? Pain behind ear and into neck, in addition to the ear itself.

What could cause an earache in both ears, if not infected? Pain behind ear and into neck, in addition to the ear itself.

Could be many : Things from bilateral otitis media and externa and from upper respiratory tract infections like sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, pharyngitis. See a physician for a good history a d physical. ...Read more

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I have bad teeth dentist said I have peridiontitis. I've been having pain in left ear especially when I chew or drink. Can bad teeth cause an earache?

I have bad teeth dentist said I have peridiontitis. I've been having pain in left ear especially when I chew or drink.  Can bad teeth cause an earache?

Yes: Especially if the upper back teeth are involved. OTOH, if you have had extensive dental treatment and have had to keep your mouth open for a long time could be TMJ issues. Ask the dentist to check you for this and use a bite block whenever you have dental work. ...Read more

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Sore throat, earache, pain under the ear travelling down face and neck, painful chewing, feeling extremely cold, starting to wheeze and cough?

Sore throat, earache, pain under the ear travelling down face and neck, painful chewing, feeling extremely cold, starting to wheeze and cough?

URI: Upper respiratory infection (URI) seems likely. Please check your temperature as fever may indicate a more serious problem. Either way, please see your primary care doctor immediately. Get well. ...Read more

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Scratched inside of ear approx 2weeks ago caused it to bleed, following day was leaking ear wax I have earache sore throat and infected smelling wax?

Scratched inside of ear approx 2weeks ago caused it to bleed, following day was leaking ear wax I have earache sore throat and infected smelling wax?

See your doctor: It is possible that you got a skin infection from the scratch. You should see your doctor so that she can look inside your ear canal for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Sore throat, red and it is painful to swallow, also shooting pains down my tongue, moving tongue is painful, earache in both ears. Help?

Sore throat, red and it is painful to swallow, also shooting pains down my tongue, moving tongue is painful, earache in both ears. Help?

Pharyngitis: Sounds like pharyngitis, which can be bacterial but is usually caused by viruses like those that cause the common cold. Since the ears, nose & throat are connected, you can also have an ear infection. Most viruses don't have good treatments Xcpt time (7-14 day). If you were exposed to any known viruses you could get tested but antivirals have to be started in the 1st 2 days to be effective. GL ...Read more

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Severe pain all the time on the right side of my head, with earache and headache. What might cause it?

Severe pain all the time on the right side of my head, with earache and headache.  What might cause it?

Migraine or vascular: If your hearing is normal, I doubt the ear is the source of the pain. There are many structures at the side of the face. These include the jaw joint, muscles that close the jaw, the teeth and gums. Inflammation of these structures can refer pain to the side of the head. Conversely, head pain can be caused by migraine, inflammation of vascular structures. See your primary doc. ...Read more

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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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I've got an earache and I think it might be swimmer's ear. What should I do?

I've got an earache and I think it might be swimmer's ear. What should I do?

Get checked out!: Have your doctor or urgent care check it out and make the diagnosis. If you've had same symptoms before with diagnosis then that's probably what it is. Your doctor can give you ear drops to take care if it. No swimming until it clears and keep ears dry. Wear plugs in pool or shower. ...Read more

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Can pain and roaring sound in ear be an earache?

Roaring earache.: A roaring sound and pain in your ear needs immediate evaluation. Do not delay. It will not go away on its own and will become worse. ...Read more

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What to do if I have earache and ear pain how to treat it?

Pain Meds first: If you have severe pain, try some pain medications first. Usually over the counter Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen works well. Anything stronger will need a prescription. You should see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain as well. ...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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Hello, I have a really bad earache What should I do. P. S Left Ear.

Hello, I have a really bad earache What should I do. P. S Left Ear.

Be seen: Take a dose of Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and apply warm compresses along your jaw. See your doctor for assessment and further treatment. All the best. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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My doctor irrigated my ear yesterday. I've had a mild earache since. Is this normal?

My doctor irrigated my ear yesterday. I've had a mild earache since. Is this normal?

Ear ache: Ear irrigation usually shouldn't cause a lot of problems with pain, if done right. If the irrigation was done pretty vigorously, it could cause an irritation or even infection, which would translate into an ear ache. Most of the time it will get better without treatment, but occasionally the ear will need to be treated by an ENT specialist. If the pain continues or there is drainage see an ENT ...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 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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High pitch ringing in ears along with fullness, earache, and dizziness. What are the possible problems?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus or ringing in the ears has many possible causes and infection is one of them. As the infection resolves, so should the tinnitus. See your ear nose and throat physician to evaluate the ringing in your ears. ...Read more

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Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Need more informatio: Not enough info or history here to reasonably advise you... Enough symptoms, however, to advise you to see your family doc for a checkup and discussion of the problem further and in more detail. ...Read more

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I am having this kind of nonspecific pain that sometimes feels like a headache and an earache but my head doesn't really hurt. Near temple and ear.

I am having this kind of nonspecific pain that sometimes feels like a headache and an earache but my head doesn't really hurt. Near temple and ear.

See family physician: At your age, you may have any of a number of common ailments-- sinus infection, mild migraines, muscle tension, ear infection, and so on. Check with your family physician, and get a thorough exam of your head and neck, along with a detailed history. You should be able to get a specific diagnosis and treatment fairly quickly. ...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