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I recently woke up with an inner ear ache. And my jaw is sore. With a headache. What could be the cause?

I recently woke up with an inner ear ache. And my jaw is sore. With a headache. What could be the cause?

Grinding/ Clenching?: If you are clenching and/or grinding your teeth at night, you are likely to wake up with jaw pain, ear ache, headache or s combination. You may also have tenderness over the jaw joint or temple area. Check with your primary doctor or your dentist to verify. ...Read more

Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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I have pain in my left inner ear when I swallow. No fever, congestion or sore throat? What's the cause?

I have pain in my left inner ear when I swallow. No fever, congestion or sore throat? What's the cause?

Tube clogged: The connection between the ear and the throat normalizes pressure behind the ear drum.
ANY problem with it causes the drum to be pulled with swallowing
infection,
inflammation
change in pressure outside (airplane) ...Read more

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Irritated and sore inner ear. Shoul I be worried?

Need to see doctor: There are many things that can cause ear irritation and pain. It could be an infection in the canal (otitis externa) often called swimmers ear or a middle ear infection (otitis media). Both of these can be treated with antibiotics so I think seeing a healthcare provider would be a good idea. ...Read more

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It doesn't hurt but feels sore and makes me a bit dizzy and my muscles tense in my jaw/neck heat or cold compress for probabletmj (ruled out inner ear?

It doesn't hurt but feels sore and makes me a bit dizzy and my muscles tense in my jaw/neck heat or cold compress for probabletmj (ruled out inner ear?

Tmj: Tmj can do it all, even make you a little dizzy. If you have true vertigo- feeling of spinning or motion with stereotypic head motions then vertigo is more likely. ...Read more

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How to get rid of inner ear thumping and sore throat?

How to get rid of inner ear thumping and sore throat?

What to do?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Burping, have acid reflux, feeling aches in lower part throat now. Tad sore under ear. Inner ear feels stuffy. What's with the aches & stuffy ear?

Burping, have acid reflux, feeling aches in lower part throat now. Tad sore under ear. Inner ear feels stuffy. What's with the aches & stuffy ear?

Unrelated: I suspect that you are developing a viral upper respiratory tract infection which is starting in your throat and early nasal congestion is blocking your eustachian tube causing ear blockage symptoms. The viral infection is causing aches and is unrelated to your gerd. ...Read more

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Sore throat when yawning, inner ear pain when touched, feels like too much liquid in ears?

Sore throat when yawning, inner ear pain when touched, feels like too much liquid in ears?

Please see your: Doctor. Have you been swimming? It sounds like you may have Swimmer's Ear (otitis externa), which is an infection of the ear canal, caused by water in the ear, making a good environment for bacteria and fungus to grow. The only way to tell this for sure is to have your ear examined. The treatment, if necessary, would be prescription drops, as opposed to oral antibiotics for a regular ear infection. ...Read more

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I've had a mild sore throat for a few weeks. Then I woke up feeling dizzy and it hasn't gone away all day. Inner ear? Meningitis? What to look for?

I've had a mild sore throat for a few weeks. Then I woke up feeling dizzy and it hasn't gone away all day. Inner ear? Meningitis? What to look for?

See the doctor: You could be dehydrated and feeling dizzy due to that. Get checked out, you might have strep throat and need antibiotics. Meningitis can present in different ways but classically fever, headache, neck pain, vomiting. Does not sound like meningitis but get it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do about infected nipple ring and sore throat, inner ear pain, do I need to see a doctor?

What to do about infected nipple ring and sore throat, inner ear pain, do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: Although some of the these symptoms might be related to viral infection it is very important that the nipple be evaluated. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Allergies vs Cold: It sounds like you could have one of two things going on- a cold or allergies. Your symptoms are consistent with seasonal allergies, hitting you all at once, which is no fun. You might try an over the counter med like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra to see if this helps. You may also need prescription medications to help control your symptoms. If it continues past 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Had dizzy spell, inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch. Also sore throat, nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Had dizzy spell, inner ear congested, area under ear on neck hurts to touch. Also sore throat, nasal congestion. Tests for flu & strep throat neg.

Since you had flu: And strep tests, I'm assuming you had your whole body examined. Did they mention if you had fluid behind your eardrum? It sounds like you could have a middle or inner ear infection. I would follow up with your doctor and be examined again. You may need some lab work done or a referral to a specialist if the doctor you're seeing can't find a reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Inner ear pain both ears bottom jaw aching?

Inner ear pain both ears bottom jaw aching?

Ear pain: Most likely TMJ. Stay on soft foods for 3-5 days, no gum chewing, hard candies, grinding. Take ibuprofen. May need night guard made by dentist. ...Read more

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My husband had vibrating sensation in both ears for a long time now it hurts like sharp pain in inner ear and tender to touch outside ear and jaw area?

Ear pain: Part of what you are describing sounds like your husband could be suffering with temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction, also known as TMD. This could translate into the small middle ear muscles to contract, too. Best to start with an anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen or naproxen ...Read more

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What causes of inner ear pain be?

What causes of inner ear pain be?

Could be infection: See an ENT doctor or your primary care for them to look in your ear. An infection can be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Yes: Your inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing. Any condition affecting the inner ear can affect these two fucntions. ...Read more

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What could cause vertigo (inner ear problem)?

What could cause vertigo (inner ear problem)?

Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most likely anxiety ...Read more

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Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Does an inner ear problem cause more symptoms then just dizziness?

Inner ear: The inner ear has two main functions: hearing and balance. If you have an inner ear disorder, you can have dizziness alone, hearing loss alone or both. Sometimes, people with inner ear disorders will have increased sensitivities to noises, too. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause vertigo (inner ear problem I think)?

I was wondering what would cause vertigo (inner ear problem I think)?

Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most li ...Read more

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What inner ear issue would cause off balance bending with forehead pressure?

What inner ear issue would cause off balance bending with forehead pressure?

Otoconia: Small gravels in the inner ear become loose and float with change of head position. Inner ear which controls balance becomes irritated and causes dizziness and off balance feeling. ...Read more

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How can inflammation of inner ear caused by sinuses be treated and how long does it last?

How can inflammation of inner ear caused by sinuses be treated and how long does it last?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the infection and the bacteria or virus causing it. If truly with an accompanying inner ear issue, an antihistamine or decongestant medication, even one such as "antivert" (meclizine) may help with symptoms of dizziness, etc. And once treated with antibx if needed and meds as above, you should get better in a few days. If not, then see ENT dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause me to be dizzy once or twice a week. Could it be inner ear. Should I worry?

What can cause me to be dizzy once or twice a week. Could it be inner ear. Should I worry?

Many causes: There are many causes of dizziness. Inner ear dizziness feels like spinning, and it can be dangerous but usually isn't. If it feels more like lightheadedness (faint) then dehydration or heart problems can be to blame. Many people just feel dizzy for no detectable reason. See a doctor to start figuring it out. ...Read more

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If my hearing and balance tests were normal, then does that mean my vertigo is caused by something besides the inner ear?

If my hearing and balance tests were normal, then does that mean my vertigo is caused by something besides the inner ear?

Have to go to an ENT: Doctor who specializes in benight vestibular neuritis to check your eyes when this happens to rule out nystagmus. Labryinthitis must also be ruled out if viral cause too. Get a 2nd opinion from an expert is best. ...Read more

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I mean when I asked about my diziness drs gave me betaserc 16mg medication and told me to take it rest of my life cause no solution for the inner ear?

I mean when I asked about my diziness drs gave me betaserc 16mg medication and told me to take it rest of my life cause no solution for the inner ear?

Inner ear: Betaserc is for the treatment of meniere's disease (which is vertigo -room spining-, tinnitus, hearing loss, and ear fullness) although it can occur in those under 18 - it is not as common. There are other conditions that cause vertigo youngsters and those can be migraine related. I would see an "otologist" (dr who just treats ear prb) if one is not sure of the diagnosis or treatment recommended. ...Read more

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What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

Balance organ: The inner ear is also responsible for balance. Can cause vertigo. Not usually black outs. See your MD ASAP. ...Read more

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What could be cause of inner ear pain?

What could be cause of inner ear pain?

Several thongs: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Bump in inner ear filled with puss, what can cause this?

Bacterial infection: A bump in the ear canal filled with pus would be a skin infection and would need to be treated with an antibiotic and possibly drainage of the lesion. ...Read more

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Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Yes: Loud noise - whether just one episode or sustained - can definitely damage the inner ear and is one of the single most prevalent causes of non-age-related or congenital hearing loss. Hearing protection and precautions are extremely important - even with everyday devices like headphones. If you area concerned about hearing loss, please see an audiologist and/or and ent. Hope this helps! ...Read more