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I had an ear ache last night on my left ear. I woke up with this constant ringing in my ear. What is going on?

I had an ear ache last night on my left ear. I woke up with this constant ringing in my ear. What is going on?

Possible infection: Or inflammation: requires examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Call for an appointment today or make an appointment with a HT physician. ...Read more

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My daughter is 5 years old and complained of ear ache last night. It is the weekend and I cannot get an appointment. She has a cough for around 2 weeks now and still has mucus. Please advise

My daughter is 5 years old and complained of ear ache last night. It is the weekend and I cannot get an appointment.  She has a cough for around 2 weeks now and still has mucus.  Please advise

For : For the future if your daughter is complaining of moderate to severe pain, she is uncomfortable, and possibly has a fever then you can take her to an urgent care since most doctor's offices are closed on weekends. If she does have an ear infection, this can be very painful and antibiotics should be started as soon as possible. Also, childrens tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil can be given for pain.
I hope she has seen her doctor and is better by now. ...Read more

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Seeing ENT next week 4 throat infections, now right swollen tonsil and ear ache only at night, no spots, no pain in throat. No fever is it safe to wait?

Seeing ENT next week 4 throat infections, now right swollen tonsil and ear ache only at night, no spots, no pain in throat. No fever is it safe to wait?

Probably next week: Is ok but I would not wait any longer because of getting acute middle ear infection turning to a chroinic one from the blockage of the Eustachian tube by the swollen tonsil. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does my ear ache happen only at night?

Why does my ear ache happen only at night?

TMJ: It could be related too nighttime tooth clenching or grinding. One primary symptom is an earache, or pain in front of the ear. Caused by inflammation in the temporal mandibular (jaw) joint, it can be made worse by nighttime para function. ...Read more

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I have severe ear pain on the left side, only at night, that is continuously waking me up. There's also a slight ache during the day sometimes.?

I have severe ear pain on the left side, only at night, that is continuously waking me up. There's also a slight ache during the day sometimes.?

Please see your: Doctor and have your ears checked. There may be fluid behind your ear drum, which could explain why it's only hurting at night, when you're laying down. When you are upright, the fluid will be draining better. This may be from an infection or allergies. ...Read more

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I suffer from headaches and backache... They both hit around the same time... My headaches start at the back of my neck and go to the front and messes with my eyes and it feels like I have ear aches... I have taken muscle relaxers but I take them at night.M

I suffer from headaches and backache... They both hit around the same time... My headaches start at the back of my neck and go to the front and messes with my eyes and it feels like I have ear aches... I have taken muscle relaxers but I take them at night.M

Hello, : Hello, some people tend to hold their tension in their upper back and neck muscles. You are obviously aware that there can also be tension in the muscles of the head. I recommend that a few things to start off with. First, you need to become aware when you are tensing your neck and upper back muscles and consciously try to relax them. Consider a simple but powerful technique. Breath in slowly through your nostrils. Lift your arms upward so that you can fully fill your lungs with air. Hold for about five seconds and then begin to exhale slowly through your lungs. When done about 12 times, this can greatly relax your muscles. You might also consider medical acupuncture or massage therapy to start decreasing some of that tension. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an extremely sore throat also experiencing ear pain and my neck is swollen, don't have cold came after night out, I'm 17 is this cancer?

I have an extremely sore throat also experiencing ear pain and my neck is swollen, don't have cold came after night out, I'm 17 is this cancer?

Don't fret: Young one. This may be a viral or bacterial infection. Let your parents know that you have these symptoms. Depending on severity, medical assessment may be in order. But, don't focus on fears of cancer. ...Read more

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No effect of penicilin after 3 days. Bad sore throat, difficulty swalloing, ear ache, head ache, swelling under ear. Pain gets worst in night. No fever?

No effect of penicilin after 3 days. Bad sore throat, difficulty swalloing, ear ache, head ache, swelling under ear. Pain gets worst in night. No fever?

Give it time: We know true strep is universally sensitive (killed) by penicillin, but the tissue disruption/pain triggered by infection may take time to improve. You can also have a co-infection with a throat virus (like mono) which can produce some of the most painful soar throats. If your doc treated you without confirming the strep, a virus may be the main cause and the penicillin would do nothing. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve ear aches?

What can I do to relieve ear aches?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good remedies for ear aches?

Could you tell me what are good remedies for ear aches?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Are ear aches and toothaches related?

Are ear aches and toothaches related?

Sometimes: The nerves are all connectied in the head and neck so yes you can feel a problem tooth as an ear ache. Especially if the problem tooth is in the lower jaw. Go to your dentist and find out if there is a problem tooth. ...Read more

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I have been having ear aches for so long. What could be causing this and how can I prevent it?

Inflammation: Of the ear drum. If that is the cause the doctor will see a red ear drum and call it myringitis (innflammation of ear drum). It is a sign of oxidative stress associated with the nature of your diet, particularly the sweet junk. Symptomatic relief can be obtained by ear drops containing a litle hdrocortisone. ...Read more

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My dog suddlenly barked really loud and it gave me some little ear aches but they seem to not go away 10 minutes later... My hearing is not impaired.

My dog suddlenly barked really loud and it gave me some little ear aches but they seem to not go away 10 minutes later... My hearing is not impaired.

Loud noise ear pain: Anytime we are exposed to sudden loud noise, we experience cochlear concussion, hearing threshold shift, and some temporary inner ear hair cell damage which the brain will interpret as ringing or pain. This should continue to improve over the next 2-3 days, if not better, need to see ENT for eval and audiogram. ...Read more

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Can HPV cause ear aches?

Can HPV cause ear aches?

No: I am unaware of any direct association between hpv infection and earaches. Hpv has been associated with throat cancer can cause sore throat and chronic earaches. ...Read more

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Can being pregnant cause ear aches?

Can being pregnant cause ear aches?

Not usually : Pregnancy does not cause ear aches typically. Hormonal changes may predispose you to nasal congestion or a stuffy nose, which can lead to plugged, achy ears. See your OB or regular doctor for an ear check. ...Read more

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About once a month I have ear aches and discharge from one ear at a time, lasting a few days in each ear. Going on for over a year now.

About once a month I have ear aches and discharge from one ear at a time, lasting a few days in each ear. Going on for over a year now.

Otorrhea: Causes of ear discharge are many, and include the following: bacterial/viral/fungal infections of the canal or parotid gland, chronic middle ear infection with perforation, neoplasms or other masses, dermatitis, cholesteatoma, granulation tissue, mastoiditis, etc. In short, recurrent ear discharge should be evaluated by an otolaryngologist (ENT)! ...Read more

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What is the cause of ear infections and ear aches?

What is the cause of ear infections and ear aches?

Ear aches: Common causes of ear aches are wax, ext otitis, middle ear infections, serous otitis media, mastoiditis etc. Ear infections are due either to bacterial or fungal, rarely viral (herpes zoster). ...Read more

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Headaches, ear aches and irritable bowel. What is it?

Headaches, ear aches and irritable bowel. What is it?

Headaches: Your headaches and earaches may be related to a sinus infection. Irritable bowelmay not be related to your sinus problems but could be related to the advil (ibuprofen) you are taking. ...Read more

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I chewed a piece of mint gum for mostly all today and a good portion of yesterday. Now my ear aches. Could these two be connected?

I chewed a piece of mint gum for mostly all today and a good portion of yesterday. Now my ear aches. Could these two be connected?

Soreness: Place your fingers just in front of your ears and open and close your mouth. You should be pressing on the temporomandibular joint. Are you surprised your ear hurts? ...Read more

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Can cavities in teeth cause ear aches?

Can cavities in teeth cause ear aches?

Yes: Our nerves in our face are all connected so it is very common for patients with a toothache especially in the lower jaw to have an ear ache. Go see a dentist have xrays and an exam done to rule out if it is from your tooth or not. ...Read more

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Right side of my throat and my right ear aches as well what could it be?

Right side of my throat and my right ear aches as well what could it be?

May be ear infection: Many causes. See your family doctor to make to get to the cause and cure. A very common compliant. ...Read more

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Sore throat and ear pain what should I do?

Sore throat and ear pain what should I do?

See your PCP: Your ears, nose, sinus and throat are connected, so a problem with one can mean a problem for another. The proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your PCP for evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if I have dizziness, ear pain, throat ache weird feeling?

Should i be concerned if I have dizziness, ear pain, throat ache weird feeling?

See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. It also can depend what you are doing at the time that the symptoms come on (at rest, with activity, after eating, etc.). I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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I'm having congestion, sore throat and ear pain. What could this be!

I'm having congestion, sore throat and ear pain.  What could this be!

Cold: Those are all common symptoms of a cold that is usually caused by a virus. The only otc medication in studies to help with the common cold has been zinc lozenges if taken early enough. Other people report good sucess with high doses of vitamin c, but that has not been substantiated in studies. ...Read more

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I have a cold, ear aches, always week, pale as a ghost and pluss I sometimes get head aches. This has been happening for 3 days now. What s wrong?

I have a cold, ear aches, always week, pale as a ghost and pluss I sometimes get head aches. This has been happening for 3 days now. What s wrong?

Feeling ill: It sounds like you're sick! Most of the time with ear aches, cold symptoms (runny nose, cough, etc) it's caused by a virus that can last anywhere from 5-10 days. Nothing to do other than tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, steam, rest, fluids... And more rest. If you're having fever for more than 3-4 days or feeling sick like this more than a week, you should see your doc. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can tooth cavities cause ear aches or vice versa?

Can tooth cavities cause ear aches or vice versa?

Yes: Yes due to referred pain where the nervous system is fooled by the location.Thus, oral problems occasionall give the sensation of ear pain. ...Read more

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