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Inner ear pain both ears bottom jaw aching?

Inner ear pain both ears bottom jaw aching?

Ear pain: Most likely TMJ. Stay on soft foods for 3-5 days, no gum chewing, hard candies, grinding. Take ibuprofen. May need night guard made by dentist. ...Read more

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Keep getting bad ear pain, both ears. Throbs about 5 minutes then goes away. Also have tooth sensitivity. Sound like infection?

Keep getting bad ear pain, both ears. Throbs about 5 minutes then goes away. Also have tooth sensitivity. Sound like infection?

Not enough: Not enough information to be able to diagnose. Bilateral ear pain not suggestive of infection, sensitive teeth may indicate tooth or gum infection. Please see your Dentist now. The longer you wait, the more serious your problem can become. ...Read more

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Have neck/forehead pain. Popping sounds in necl when I turn my head. Ear pain both ears. Dull arm pain. CT/MRI's on head/brain were normal. Help!

Have neck/forehead pain. Popping sounds in necl when I turn my head. Ear pain both ears. Dull arm pain. CT/MRI's on head/brain were normal. Help!

Localization: Your description doesn't provide enough detail to localize the symptoms; if you haven't seen a neurologist, that might be a consideration to aid in assessment. But certainly a second opinion if you have might also be an option. And you should speak with your physician who ordered the imaging in the first place to determine if they have thoughts on the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can tension headache cause ear pain? Nose keeps "popping"- extreme pressure of head behind eyes & all around and ear pain both ears

Can tension headache cause ear pain? Nose keeps "popping"- extreme pressure of head behind eyes & all around and ear pain both ears

Pressure: May also be the onset of a cold or allergic in origin. You can try an otc antihistamine if you have allergies, but if not try otc cold rx ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for jumpy and shaky vision and bad ear pain in both ears?

What is the diagnosis for jumpy and shaky vision and bad ear pain in both ears?

Depends: Your symptoms sound serious (if they are new) and require a medical specialst to examine you for your vision. The ear pain should be examined by any health professional immediately in case of simple infection. ...Read more

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I am having ear pain in both ears for a few weeks now. I'm using ear drops. The pain goes away for a little while but comes back again. What's up with me?

I am having ear pain in both ears for a few weeks now. I'm using ear drops. The pain goes away for a little while but comes back again. What's up with me?

Ear Pains - Weeks: Ear pains for weeks? Time to get your ears examined. Many causes: ear infections, plugged eustachian tubes, tooth grinding, arthritis in the temporamandibular joints, referred pain from throat sources -- all possibilities. Go see your doctor to see which one. ...Read more

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Ear pain in both ears but no infection. What could be wrong? PCM doesn't seem to have any answers

Ear pain in both ears but no infection. What could be wrong? PCM doesn't seem to have any answers

Eustachian tube: It could be that you are having Eustachian tube dysfunction. This tube drains fluid from the middle ear and when it is blocked it can cause ear pressure and pain. I suggest that you see an ENT physician for evaluation of your ear pain. ...Read more

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Sharp random ear pain in both ears right inside the canal. Worse when about to cry. Went to dr couldn't see anything. Scared to fly next week.?

Ear canal pain: Grab you ear and wiggle it around. Does it hurt? If so may be external ear wax but Dr shoal have seen it.
If you swim could be swimmer's ear. But Dr should have seen it.
Could be a vasovagal symptom with crying.

Should be able to fly I would think. Can you pop your ears? ...Read more

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Ear pain in both ears, slight sore throat and recurring headache. Advil (ibuprofen) isn't helping. What could be the problem?

I would recommend: You see your doctor today or tomorrow. You may have an ear infection, viral or strep throat and/or sinus infection. These are best diagnosed by an exam by your doctor so that you can be properly treated, especially if the Advil (ibuprofen) isn't helping. Advil (ibuprofen) is an anti inflammatory med and pain killer; it doesn't treat the cause of your symptoms, so it's not surprising that it's not helping. ...Read more

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Can persitent ear pain in 1 or both ears be a symtom of early hiv? Ear pain is (in eustachian tubes) pressure pain and feel full and block at times

Can persitent ear pain in 1 or both ears be a symtom of early hiv? Ear pain is (in eustachian tubes) pressure pain and feel full and block at times

Sinus disease: This is not a manifestation of HIV disease. Acute HIV infection could present like a 'mono' type illness- fever, sore throat, feeling washed out, lymph node enlargement, etc. What you describe is sinus disease (ear-nose-throat are connected!) Recommend to see your primary doc or an ENT if not much benefit from the first round of treatments (decongestants, increased fluid intake, etc). ...Read more

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Dull achy ear pain in both my ears, sore throat, fever 100.2 and stuffy nose. What is this? Can I take cold medicine?

Dull achy ear pain in both my ears, sore throat, fever 100.2 and stuffy nose. What is this? Can I take cold medicine?

Likely viral illness: Sounds like viral uri- over the age of 5 yrs, over the counter cold meds may help symptomatically
with URI symptoms/ stuffiness, cough, less likely to be strep
common complication is secondary ear infection
would see doctor to have ears evaluated. ...Read more

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Day 2 of neck pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) hasn't helped & moving the left side of my neck hurts. Also have chronic ear pain, currently in both ears. What's wrong?

Day 2 of neck pain: Tylenol (acetaminophen) hasn't helped & moving the left side of my neck hurts. Also have chronic ear pain, currently in both ears. What's wrong?

See your physician: You may have tight muscles but there are other issues like related to the ears. Your physician can help clarify this, do other studies and consider referrals to pother physicians. ...Read more

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My wife has ear pain in both ears, she cannot hear very well and now has eye discharge following a bad cold. Are antibiotics needed?

My wife has ear pain in both ears, she cannot hear very well and now has eye discharge following a bad cold. Are antibiotics needed?

ET dysfunction: Usually the combination of these symptoms is due to inflammation in the sinuses. Because the ears connect to the nasal passages (via the eustachian tubes) and the eyes connect to the nose (via the tear ducts), an infection or inflammation of the sinuses can cause all of these. Try saline nose spray/rinse, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc but if not improving, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get ear pain and tinnitis when you push hard against the masseter? Can this last for weeks? Can one side cause problems for both ears?

Yes: Pushing the masseter muscle can hurt the ear and also close the canal. It can cause symptoms of TMJ disease, especially if there is any problems in the canal. If the canal is closed you may hear abnormal sounds or sounds that you didn't notice. It is often hard to localize the side these sounds come from. Inner ear problems can cause similar symptoms. See ENT doc. ...Read more

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Bleeding from ear after flying? Flew 6 hours- the throat/ear pain was horrible + flu symptoms. Lost hearing in both ears now 1 ear started bleeding

Bleeding from ear after flying? Flew 6 hours- the throat/ear pain was horrible + flu symptoms. Lost hearing in both ears now 1 ear started bleeding

Eardrum: It maybe that your eardrum has ruptured. A doctor should look at your ears and recommend management. You may need an antibiotic. Keep the ear dry. All the best and I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Child has earache in both ears after a cold, but is acting fine, no fever how long is it safe to wait and see?

Child has earache in both ears after a cold, but is acting fine, no fever how long is it safe to wait and see?

If there is no fever: And the child is otherwise well, it is safe to wait a few days, unless other symptoms develop or the child has chronic ear infections. The majority of ear infections are caused by viruses and would go away without antibiotic treatment. Of course if the child has an underlying medical problem or is less than 1 year of age, I would not wait and would recommend calling the doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause an earache in both ears, if not infected? Pain behind ear and into neck, in addition to the ear itself.

Could be many: Things from bilateral otitis media and externa and from upper respiratory tract infections like sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, pharyngitis. See a physician for a good history an d physical. ...Read more

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I've been told I have otosclerosis and have too have hearing aids as I have 15% hearing loss in both ears I am in constant pain with earache with it?

I've been told I have otosclerosis and have too have hearing aids as I have 15% hearing loss in both ears I am in constant pain with earache with it?

Need specialist eval: Your complaints of pain would not be due to otosclerosis. You need an ear nose and throat specialist evaluation to determine the cause of your pain. It could be inflammation, infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, cholesteotoma or a host of other possible causes. Sorry the centers not more helpful. Best of luck Dr. R ...Read more

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Having earache fever and decreased hearing after a cold. Am I too old for an ear infection? Can both ears be involved or only one?

Any age possible: Although middle ear infections are more common with infants and toddlers, anyone can have one at any age. One or both sides may be involved. Reduced hearing is more a sign of retained fluid than true infection but occurs in both. ...Read more

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Earache in both ears, pressure in my face, nose is leaking a lot and imy back and chest hurts a bit when I breathe?

Earache in both ears, pressure in my face, nose is leaking a lot and imy back and chest hurts a bit when I breathe?

Ear infections?: Sounds like you have at least a bad cold, but ear infections can only be determined thru a visit to your doctor or an urgent care center. The chest & back pain are probably also due to the infection, but always a good idea to have chest pain evaluated to play it safe. If you have persistent chest pain even when not breathing or significant trouble breathing, call 911. ...Read more

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Sore throat earache in both ears. Coughing. Chest feels tight?

Sore throat earache in both ears. Coughing. Chest feels tight?

You've probably got: A virus. Gargle w/cool salt water for sore throat, lozenges, delsym OTC for cough, advil (ibuprofen) for pain inchest and ears, maybe an inhaler if you are wheezing. If not better 1 week, see your Dr.. ...Read more

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Sore throat, red and it is painful to swallow, also shooting pains down my tongue, moving tongue is painful, earache in both ears. Help?

Sore throat, red and it is painful to swallow, also shooting pains down my tongue, moving tongue is painful, earache in both ears. Help?

Pharyngitis: Sounds like pharyngitis, which can be bacterial but is usually caused by viruses like those that cause the common cold. Since the ears, nose & throat are connected, you can also have an ear infection. Most viruses don't have good treatments Xcpt time (7-14 day). If you were exposed to any known viruses you could get tested but antivirals have to be started in the 1st 2 days to be effective. GL ...Read more

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I have an earache in both ears for about a week now with sore throat and mild cough, chest feels irritated congested. No fever! Is it allergies?

I have an earache in both ears for about a week now with sore throat and mild cough, chest feels irritated congested. No fever! Is it allergies?

Possible: This is allergy season and this may be what you have, but cannot possibly diagnose long-distance. Would you want your can fixed over the telephone? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ear pain?

Can you tell me about ear pain?

Very broad question!: If you google ear pain and mayo clinic - you will see a large number of articles about various types of ear pain (i.e., middle ear infection, outer ear infection, airplane pain etc). ...Read more

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How can I ease ear pain at night?

How can I ease ear pain at night?

Etiology: Ear pain or otalgia is not necessarily the result of ear disease. If your hearing is essentially normal, the most common cause of otalgia is disease of the dental structures, jaw muscle spasm, dental infection, arthritis of the jaw joint. Other causes of referred pain can reflect diseases of the neck (cervical arthritis) or diseases of the throat or even larynx. Easing pain requires a diagnosis. ...Read more