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Will an ear infection make your jaw hurt?

Will an ear infection make your jaw hurt?

ALL RELATED: It is common to have related pain from ear to jaw to teeth. Sometimes one existing problem cause pain in other areas. However, you may have two independent problems in two separated areas, and one poor condition may be negatively affecting (making worse) other existing problems in other areas. Please see a pcp or ENT doctor. If you have not seen a dentist, it is also a good idea to see a dentist. ...Read more

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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Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

Yes: Ear infections can be very painful. Often times, pain can radiate to neighboring parts of your body.
A bad ear infection can cause a headache, jaw pain, neck pain. ...Read more

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Could your neck hurt when you have an inner ear infection?

Could your neck hurt when you have an inner ear infection?

Yes: Most likely because the ear hurts you are holding your neck in a funny position to decrease pain or maximize hearing. Massage can help as can craniosacral therapy, chinese medicine....And Motrin etc. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Could an ear infection cause my jaw to hurt and feel locked?

Not sure: I'm not sure an ear infection could cause those symptoms. However, tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) could cause symptoms of an ear ache or ear infection. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is in close approximation to the ear. If there is inflammation going on around the joint it could be putting pressure on the ear. Jaw hurting and feeling locked are signs of tmd. I'd see a dentist. ...Read more

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My inner ear hurts - how do I tell if I have an ear infection?

My inner ear hurts - how do I tell if I have an ear infection?

Probably middle ear: The inner ear (near the brain) is not likely the source of pain. It's probably external or middle ear. Infection of middle ear would always cause a significant drop in hearing with it. External infection would cause swelling of canal with pain and possible drainage. ...Read more

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My child covers his ears a lot, but he says they don't hurt. Is this a habit or an ear infection?

My child covers his ears a lot, but he says they don't hurt. Is this a habit or an ear infection?

Hard to know: This is a common symptom reported by parents of children with chronic otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum). I would recommend seeing your pediatrician as a first step and possibly your local ent. ...Read more

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I got a ear infection how can I heal it like I don't know if I got a ear infection but my ear hurt?

I got a ear infection how can I heal it like I don't know if I got a ear infection but my ear hurt?

Ear pain: Pain in one ear may or may not be an ear infection. People with jaw, neck, dental problem and tonsillitis also have ear pain. See your primary care doctor first. ...Read more

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Can a mild ear infection heal without meds? Don't hurt bad. Just a weird feeling. Off & on. Few days be ok then act up again

Not all ear pains..: Not all Ear pains are infections. Some ear pains are secondary to allergies, like hayfever, and eustachian tube dysfunction. Especially those pains that come and go. Most mild ear infections will go away without antibiotics. Its a pain is intense, and throbbing, and lasts more than 72 hours definitely see a physician. ...Read more

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Does an ear infection hurt on the outside of the ear?

Not typically: Middle ear infections don't typically hurt the outside of the ear, known as the pinna. External ear infections, or otitis externa might hurt the pinna. ...Read more

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Does a fan in the room hurt my 9 month olds ear infection, also will fireworks hurt her?

Does a fan in the room hurt my 9 month olds ear infection, also will fireworks hurt her?

Ear infection: Fireworks may frighten young children but are otherwise not harmful. Close exposure to very loud noise, however, is not good for ears (hearing) with or without ear infection at any age. And there is no harm in using a fan if needed to control the room temperature for comfort. ...Read more

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Why does my ear infection hurt more at night before going to bad, and in the morning when I get up?

Why does my ear infection hurt more at night before going to bad, and in the morning when I get up?

Congestion: Is what makes it hurt more towards the extremes of the day, keep taking your medicines, ask your doctor for a decongestant or nose sprays to help ease the congestion and open up the Eustachian tubes that drain the middle ears into the throat, meanwhile you can use saline nasal washes and salt water gargles, best wishes ...Read more

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I know I have an ear infection it even hurts when I chew. Will I also be put on pain meds when I go to Dr?

I know I have an ear infection it even hurts when I chew. Will I also be put on pain meds when I go to Dr?

Possibly: Try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain. Once your doctor has exaimed your ear he/she may advise Auralgan drops which work very well. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have an inner ear infection and it hurts to lay down. What can I do for pain so I can sleep and lay back?

Types Ear infection: 3 types of ear infections: outer, middle &inner. Inner ear infection involves the balance system and people get very dizzy. Outer ear infection involves the outer ear and ear canal. It can be very painful. There is usually swelling and drainage of the ear. Middle ear involves the ear drum and middle ear space. There is pain, muffled hearing etc. For pain: advil, (ibuprofen) or tylenol+warm compress. ...Read more

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I have a ear infection been on meds for 5 days and my lower back started to hurt. What do think this could be?

I have a ear infection been on meds for 5 days and my lower back started to hurt. What do think this could be?

Likely unrelated: .I don't see a connection between the two, other than when one is feeling sick, sometimes the body feels achy all over, and it seems to esp. Hit the lower back. Alternatively, some antibiotics can cause diarrhea or gas pains, and that can occasionally cause referred pain to the back. ...Read more

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I have a double ear infection. What could cause this? Also, My neck isn't stiff but it hurts a little. Is that typical with an ear infection?

I have a double ear infection. What could cause this? Also, My neck isn't stiff but it hurts a little. Is that typical with an ear infection?

Mgt: I would suggest completing a course of antibiotics. If you have a fever, please see your PCP.
Sometimes more than one course of antibiotics is needed.
For your neck pain, it may be referred pain, but if it worsens please consult your physician. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection make base of skull hurt?

It can: Sometimes there can be referred ear pain from an ear infection. Also this could indicate a complication such as mastoiditis. It is always best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Both my ears hurt along with the back of my head. Could this be a ear infection?

Both my ears hurt along with the back of my head. Could this be a ear infection?

Ear Pain: Not all ear pain means infection. However, the only way to know is to have an examination by your doctor. A look at your ear canals and tympanic membranes could confirm or deny the presence of infection in your ears. ...Read more

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My ear infection that I take amoxicillian for still hurts. How can I relieves its itchy pain?

My ear infection that I take amoxicillian for still hurts. How can I relieves its itchy pain?

Ear infection: If not better after 72 hrs on the meds, then get re evaluated to see if you need something stronger. Advil/Motrin can help with the pain every 6 hrs as needed. ...Read more

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Feels like something pinching behind my ear causing it to hurt and me to flinch. Could it be an ear infection?

Possible.: A middle ear infection is usually associated with ear pain and decreased hearing or "popping" in ear. An external canal infection usually has drainage from the ear. The pinching behind your ear is not a common sign although a swollen lymp node may be felt as a pinch. Have someone take a look behind your ear for redness or irritation. ...Read more

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Do I have problems with my ear I get ear infections a lot and sometimes the hum or ring slightly and they really hurt?

Do I have problems with my ear I get ear infections a lot and sometimes the hum or ring slightly and they really hurt?

Mgt: I would advise a consultation with ENT. You may need ear tubes. In the meantime, avoid getting water in the ear canal. If you have recurrent sinus infections this can also predispose to ear infections. A hearing test may also be performed by your ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Last night I bent over to pick something up and my left ear popped and then started to hurt, could this be a sign of an ear infection?

Last night I bent over to pick something up and my left ear popped and then started to hurt, could this be a sign of an ear infection?

Ear pain: You may have had a cold. By ending down you may forced fluid in your middle ear causing pain this fluid called serous otitis maybe a precursor for infection. Have it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do with ear infection if it hurts and won't go away?

Be seen: If it hurts and won't go away, you should definitely have a physician check it out! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with ear infection and prescribed with Otobiotic-plus, But it hurts with a searing pain everytime. Dr said it's normal. Is it?

Not normal: Ear infections are outer or middle.
Generally ear drops are used for outer ear infections. If the ear canal is severely inflamed some ear drips hurt.'
There are less irritating drops and sometimes an oral medication--antibiotics and /or steroids need to be used. See an ENT
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When you have an ear infection, do your teeth hurt?

When you have an ear infection, do your teeth hurt?

Usually not: But you can get ear pain (referred) if you have a dental infection. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an ear infection if my ear feels clogged and itchy but doesn't hurt and is there a cure?

How do I know if I have an ear infection if my ear feels clogged and itchy but doesn't hurt and is there a cure?

Not infection: Probable serous otitis which is fluid or mucous that builds up behind ear drum especially in those with hay flever or allergy problems, try antihistame or decongestant ...Read more

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I think I got an ear infection from pushing my silicone earplugs in too deep. Last week my right ear had it now the other hurts even worse. Eardrops?

I think I got an ear infection from pushing my silicone earplugs in too deep. Last week my right ear had it now the other hurts even worse. Eardrops?

Have your ears: Examined. It may be that you created trauma to your eardrums by pushing your earplugs in too far. Your doctor should also be able assess for any infection in the ear canala and treat with drops if needed. All the best. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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 ...Read more