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Ear Ache Treatment
What to do if I have temporomandibular joint disorder (tjds), which I think is causing ear aches, is there any treatment?
Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more
Ever since an ear ache i always get water in ear which stays for days even with alcohol treatment . Alcohol treatment also stays in ear for days.Why?
Dont put it in ear: If you are feeling liquid in your ear, it may be a discharge from a middle ear infection with a hole in the eardrum. Do not put alcohol into your ear. It is toxic to tissues, and if you have a perforated eardrum it can cause damage to the delicate structures of the middle ear. See your health care provider and/or an ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more
Proper diagnosis: An ear ache is not necessarily arising from the ear structures. If your hearing has not changed as a result of the ache and there is no drainage, the single most common cause of an ear ache (otalgia) in the absence of ear disease, is pain arising from the dental apparatus. Tmd, masticatory muscle spasm or true dental disease are entities that need to be ruled out. Heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. ...Read more
Not usually!: Never heard of therapy for a broken humerus causing an earache... Check w/ your primary care doc or an ENT to investigate. If your fx. Was proximal ( toward the shoulder) on the humerus your p.T. May be exercising your shoulder muscles and occ. Your trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles get'irritated'. This conceivably could cause pain near your same side ear; but not an earache. Good luck! ...Read more
See your pcp: Ears only ache when there is something wrong with them. You may have an infection, problems with the tube that drains the ear, or something more serious. An infection left untreated too long can result in perforation of the eardrum. That is painful and can permanently affect your hearing. ...Read more
Its about two weeks that i've sorethroat and coughing and now I have ear ache in my left side. How can I cure it?
Time: Youhave an infection and it sounds like its spreading. I personally would see my physician and get treatment. As an alternative time and your body may clear significantly longer and riskier undertaking. ...Read more
Need diagnosis: As physicians, our goal is to identify diseases that cause the ear ache. Most physicians whether in general medicine or ear specialists, would not in good conscience treat the symptom without identifying the source of your pain. Sorry, but how could we possibly know what to do with out a diagnosis. Most commonly some form of heat might relieve the pain. ...Read more
"DEPENDS": You have no idea how badly i hate to answer a question with the "d" word, but it truly does. Earaches can be caused by many things, including irritation, inflammation, infection, tumors, foreign objects, etc. So in order to "cure an earache, we need to see you, get a history, and look in it and around it. ...Read more