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I have terrible ear pain. There is pus coming out and swelling in front of my ear. What's wrong? And how can I fall asleep with all my pain?

I have terrible ear pain. There is pus coming out and swelling in front of my ear. What's wrong? And how can I fall asleep with all my pain?

Otitis externa: It sounds like you have an infection in the ear canal. This is called otitis externa or swimmer's ear. You need to see a doctor and get antibiotic drops for it. In the mean time take ibuprofen 600 mg every 6 hours and use warm compresses. See a doctor as soon a possible. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Inner cheek swelling with ear pain. What does this mean?

Inner cheek swelling with ear pain. What does this mean?

Cheeck: Dear your question is not clear, what is the reason of the swelling, if I assume that the reason being tooth problem you would need root canal treatment or extraction. Check with your dentist to guide you how to deal with the swelling and the ear pain. ...Read more

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I had ear pain & swelling. I put pressure on it and when I released I felt a pop & warm fluid sensation. Nothing drained out but swelling did go away.

I had ear pain & swelling. I put pressure on it and when I released I felt a pop & warm fluid sensation. Nothing drained out but swelling did go away.

? Tiny abscess: Something popped so it was likely a swelling that ruptured. It is strange nothing drained out. If the problem reoccurs or continues, follow up with your MD. All the best. ...Read more

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Relieving post op ear pain for adenoid tonsillectomy, and swelling relief.

Relieving post op ear pain for adenoid tonsillectomy, and swelling relief.

Post proper age.: I assume that you are asking about your child. Unfortunately only the age 10 yrs shows up, so there is a chance a precocious 10 year old is posting the question. We cannot answer questions posted by minors. Create an account in your name, with your age and location noted in the public profile, and then you may add that you are asking for a minor. Contact support@healthtap. Com if this isn't clear ...Read more

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Can you have symptoms of tooth abcess like jaw swelling ear pain and ringing without tooth hurting. At dentist last June he was not sure about a tooth?

Can you have symptoms of tooth abcess like jaw swelling ear pain and ringing without tooth hurting. At dentist last June he was not sure about a tooth?

Yes, TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Toothache, headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Swelling on face in front of left ear, pain in left temple and left forehead when try to move head quickly, pain behind left ear and neck below skull?

Swelling on face in front of left ear, pain in left temple and left forehead when try to move head quickly, pain behind left ear and neck below skull?

Facial pain: Over the computer, guesses would include a possible sinus infection causing swelling and inflammation. Cellulitis is always a possibility, etc. Only way to know for sure is to get an exam and then treated as need be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ acute mastoiditis. No ear pain, swelling, redness, fever. Horrible headache. 10 days on antibiotic. 1 week after finishing headache back?

Diagnosed w/ acute mastoiditis. No ear pain, swelling, redness, fever. Horrible headache. 10 days on antibiotic. 1 week after finishing headache back?

Mastoiditis: Recommend you see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for detailed exam which will likely include hearing testing and ct of temporal bone if one has not been performed already. ...Read more

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Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?

Jaw pain ear pain sharp pains in my head pain infront of ear pain around ear ED swelling infront of ear and under eye pain in nec what could that be?

Temperal Arteritis: Hello, you should be evaluated by a doctor ASAP (ER or Urgent Care now!). The worse case scenario would be an inflammation of a large artery in the area you describe and the need for immediate treatment with steroid pills. You would need follow up with an ENT doctor to be further evaluated. They might even biopsy the blood vessel. You could also have some other infection worth treating. ...Read more

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Ear pain but urgent care said no infection, ingrown hair, or swelling. My throat looked norm as well. Hurts in ear when I swallow or suck a straw.

Ear pain but urgent care said no infection, ingrown hair, or swelling. My throat looked norm as well. Hurts in ear when I swallow or suck a straw.

If the pain persists: Consider seeing your dentist. Sometime pain from a tooth problem can radiate up to the ears. You may also be having eustachian tube dysfunction, which is when these tubes, which connect the back of your throat to your middle ear, are not draining fluid or equalizing pressure properly. Take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen for the weekend and see the dentist and your own doctor when they are available. ...Read more

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Ear pain and had cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treatment still occurring back of head hurting and my throat has by touch large round egg size swelling throat pain?

Ear pain and had cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treatment still occurring back of head hurting and my throat has by touch large round egg size swelling throat pain?

Go back: See the doctor who examined you and prescribed the ciprofloxacin. The infection may be more extensive than they thought, the organism may not be sensitive and other issues may be present. ...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?

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 causes ear pain from sleeping on ear?

What causes ear pain from sleeping on ear?

Ear pain: When you sleep on your ear through the night, you can end up reducing the blood supply and disrupting the sensory nerves, leading to pain or soreness. ...Read more

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What causes severe ear pain when I am sleeping?

Rule out dental pain: I recently answered this question. But I am happy to repeat my suggestion. There are many structures at the side of the face. The ear is only one. The jaw joint, the jaw muscles, teeth, nerves and blood vessels are located at the side of the face but people always assume that pain at the side of the face is coming from the ear. If there is no hearing loss, think of dental or jaw muscles. ...Read more

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Really bad ear pain from sleeping on it. Any solution?

Really bad ear pain from sleeping on it. Any solution?

TMD: Sleeping on the ear should make you suspicious of inflammation of the jaw joint. It is remarkable that most people do not think of the jaw and jaw muscles as a source of pain. I tell my patients to think of their ear as being on top of their heads, and then ask them what their complaint is. Only then do they realize that at the side of the face is the jaw joint, the jaw muscles and the teeth. ...Read more

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If I usually sleep through flights, is there anyway to prevent the problems I have with ear pain on these long flights?

If I usually sleep through flights, is there anyway to prevent the problems I have with ear pain on these long flights?

Awaken for landing: The ear issue on flights occurs when the pressurized plane begins to descend to ground level. Air was pushed out of your middle ear space at high altitude balancing the altitude change on your system. As you return to ground level, you need to be awake to yawn, chew gum or otherwise straighten your eustacian tube so air can re-enter your middle ear & equalize the changing pressure. Pain should stop. ...Read more

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Sharp Inner ear pain primarily right side wake me up, goes up to head. Never happened before. Wear headphone to sleep every night never had problem.?

Sharp Inner ear pain primarily right side wake me up, goes up to head. Never happened before. Wear headphone to sleep every night never had problem.?

?: I have several questions. This could be an infection in the ear canal, but without further information cannot answer accurately. You should see your PCP or if you prefer a Virtual Consult. Healthtap. Com/DrJones Concierge Keycode YVCZAZ. ...Read more

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What is the cause of outer ear pain when sleeping on your side?

What is the cause of outer ear pain when sleeping on your side?

Outer ear pain: You may have otitis external. Have your doctor examine your ears. ...Read more

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Will sleep medication help alleviate my ear pain? I can't seem to get rid of it.

Will sleep medication help alleviate my ear pain? I can't seem to get rid of it.

Probably not: Long standing and/or severe ear pain should be evaluated. See your primary doctor or local ENT as a first step for treatment. Sleeping medicine will only cover the problem, whatever that may be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Jaw/ear pain went to dr mon n was put on eardrops n amox helped pain but now pain is back n worse can't sleep/eat please help?

TMJ pain: It is sometimes difficult to distinguish ear pain from jaw joint pain. If there is no problem seen by your physician in you ear, I would suggest seeing a dentist who knows how to diagnose and treat the tmj. Names can be found at www. Aaop. Org or www. Aacfp. Org. ...Read more

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I have such ear pain that I cannot sleep. It started 24 hours ago and is getting worse. I did get Aurone from the Pharmacy and have added drops 4 time?

I have such ear pain that I cannot sleep. It started 24 hours ago and is getting worse. I did get Aurone from the Pharmacy and have added drops 4 time?

You may have an: ear infection or if your hearing is affected, a punctured eardrum. You need to be seen by a healthcare provider who can examine you thoroughly and manage your ear pain. Do not wait, see a doctor right away. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Waking up with ear pain similar to an ear infection, when sleeping on that side. It goes away after sleeping on other side. Why?

Waking up with ear pain similar to an ear infection, when sleeping on that side. It goes away after sleeping on other side. Why?

Could be TMJ?: See your doctor. This could be an ear issue, or more likely, perhaps a joint issue at the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) which is right in front of the year. This joint can hurt at nighttime for several reasons including teeth grinding, clenching, or occlusion issues. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!

Is it normal to have severe facial pain and facial twitching & ear pain for sinus issues? It hurts so bad I can barely sleep!

ENT Evaluation And: I will suggest you consult a ENT Specialist to get your Sinus issues treated appropriately since you have severe facial pains
It may be from the sinusitis or there is possibility of Trgeminal Nuralgia depending on what part of face is painful.
Can only be diagnosed after taking detailed History and Physical Exam and if indicated imaging and other teasts ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more