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I have ear pain for 2 days and it doesn't fade, I also feel something blocking my ear. It hurts when I press them. What is happening?

I have ear pain for 2 days and it doesn't fade, I also feel something blocking my ear. It hurts when I press them. What is happening?

Otitis Externa: You may have inflammation or infection of your ear canal. The blockage sensation could be from ear wax blocking the canal. If you got your ears wet then the water could have been trapped behind the wax and created an environment for inflammation of the canal and possibly infection. You may need antibiotics drops or simply having your ears rinsed out. Can't tell without looking. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Ear hurting even when phone put up to it. Have used antibiotic ear drops and numbing drops but still hurts. What can help?

Ear hurting even when phone put up to it. Have used antibiotic ear drops and numbing drops but still hurts.  What can help?

Ear pain-TMJ : Heat and nsaids like Ibuprofen or Naproxen will help with soft tissue and musculoskeletal pain. It may be that you have issues with tooth grinding at night or clenching of teeth in daytime. This can lead to chronic ear pain that is difficult to diagnose. It is common for doctors to assume it is an infection and to treat it with oral antibiotics and antibiotic ear drops, but need new approach. ...Read more

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For two days now almost three I been gettn severe/sharp pains behind my ear all behind my ear pain goes up my head comes n goes hurts. Help please.?

For two days now almost three I been gettn severe/sharp pains behind my ear all behind my ear pain goes up my head comes n goes hurts. Help please.?

Likely a variant of: You need to be evaluated. Likely what is called trigeminal -autonomic neuralgia for which medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) could work. Sometimes naprosyn works. Rarely is this a presentation of bell's palsy, but you would have facial weakness by now. Also an ear infection (otitis media) should be ruled out. ...Read more

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When I put my head a certain way my jaw hurts and my head did I like break my neck or something also have ear pain?

TMJ-TMD: TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care. ...Read more

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My 3yr old is rubbing his ear and saus it hurts he has never had an infection in the past what can I fo for ear pain?

My 3yr old is rubbing his ear and saus it hurts he has never had an infection in the past what can I fo for ear pain?

Pain meds: Acetamenophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen (advil/ motrin) for the pain. Do not put anything inside his ear unless he has been examined in case of infection w/ a perforated ear drum. You should take him to see his pediatrician when you get the chance to see if he has an ear infection that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Hurts to swallow with ear pain mono?

Hurts to swallow with ear pain mono?

Unlikely: It sounds like you have a cold and possibly otitis. Mono is characterized by sore throat, fever, swollen neck lymph nodes, splenomegaly, abnormal liver enzymes, atypical lymphocytosis and a postitive mono serology. ...Read more

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How long does it take a toothe nerve to die the toothe is dying its a broken toothe with the nerve exposed and its causing my ear to hurt and i can't find anything to take the ear pain or toothe pain away, will clove oil work for pain and to kill the nerv

How long does it take a toothe nerve to die the toothe is dying its a broken toothe with the nerve exposed and its causing my ear to hurt and i can't find anything to take the ear pain or toothe pain away, will clove oil work for pain and to kill the nerv

The : The time can vary depending upon the nature and degree of the injury to the nerve. Of more concern is whether the damage to the nerve is reversible or irreversible. An endodontic specialist can provide you with the proper diagnosis and recommend appropriate management. You should seek care immediately. Oil of cloves, or eugenol, is a sedative used in dentistry to temporarily calm irritated nerves, it is not a long term solution to your problem and may delay you seeking needed care. ...Read more

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I am pregnant with 24 week n hv ear pain in my left ear i am not able to open my jaw wide as it hurt left side ..

I am pregnant with 24 week n hv ear pain in my left ear i am not able  to open my jaw wide  as it hurt left side ..

See your OB MD: You obviously have a serious ear infection that is affecting your temporal mandibular and preventing you from opening your jaw. See your OB MD ASAP who can then get you to a ENT MD if needed. ...Read more

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What can i do to stop my ear pain when i blow my nose.. I have a bad cold and cannot blow my nose as my right ear hurts a lot?

What can i do to stop my ear pain when i blow my nose.. I have a bad cold and cannot blow my nose as my right ear hurts a lot?

Open mouth: If you open your mouth slightly when you blow your nose, you will not get the pressure on the eustachian tube and thus no pain. Try it. ...Read more

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Daughter is 7. Has ear pain tonight. No fever. No cold. Nothing else hurts, she feels otherwise perfect. She has allergies, could it cause ear pain?

Daughter is 7. Has ear pain tonight. No fever. No cold. Nothing else hurts, she feels otherwise perfect. She has allergies, could it cause ear pain?

Ear pain common: Normal sx of seasonal allergies include runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Allergies and ear pain are not uncommon as some may also develop painful ear complications. Your ears can be just as strongly affected by an allergic reaction as any other cranial nerve response that may occur to the eyes, nose, or throat. In most cases the complications will resolve with decline in allergens.. ...Read more

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My throat has hurt for 3 weeks but I have no other symptoms other than some ear pain. What could this be?

My throat has hurt for 3 weeks but I have no other symptoms other than some ear pain. What could this be?

Pharyngitis: It may be tonsillitis or pharyngitis but without more information a diagnosis is not possible. I recommend you see a doctor since it has persisted 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as i call them stick out 
 on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Ear pain and flu, hurts my heart when coughing normally. is it normal? should i go to a doctor?

Ear pain and flu, hurts my heart when coughing normally. is it normal? should i go to a doctor?

Yes see dr: because ears connect to nose thru eustacian tube if clogged nose can cause pressure in ear with each cough , so try nasal saline[water with sprinkle of salt] or plain water flush nose of thick mucus, then use afrin or neosynephrine nasal decongestant , 1 spray to each nostril twice a day [only 3d/wk or get rebound congestion]use flonase or other on sale nasal steroid 2x/d as long as needed, ...Read more