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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

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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...

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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

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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 a 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 a 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.