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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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What causes ear pain? It feeling like pinching/burning /achy feeling at times all around ear and hurts to turn head to left when happens, can't touch

What causes ear pain? It feeling like pinching/burning /achy feeling at times all around ear and hurts to turn head to left when happens, can't touch

Your infection: Usually ear pain with movement is caused by an outer ear infection or a middle ear infection see Dr. For an in person evaluation ...Read more

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Ear pain and sensitive scalp right side what it can be?

Ear pain and sensitive scalp right side what it can be?

Possible swimmer's: Ear (infection of ear canal). Moisture from swimming (or sometimes from showering) stays in the ear canal and makes it a good place for bacteria and fungus to grow, then causing inflammation of the ear canal. This can be very painful and the pain often radiates up to the scalp. Please see your doctor to diagnose properly and get the correct treatment. ...Read more

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My ears are sensitive to loud sounds and I feel like I have blockage, and can't hear. Is there any thing I can do to stop the ear pain?

My ears are sensitive to loud sounds and I feel like I have blockage, and can't hear. Is there any thing I can do to stop the ear pain?

Cerumen Impaction: Wax build up in the canal of the outer ear is very common and can lead to ear pay, decreased hearing and muffled noise. Have your ears checked by an md, avoid use of q-tips, and take advil (ibuprofen) 600 mg three times per day for pain. ...Read more

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I have bad ear pain on my left side with the fland beneath my jaw being sore to the touch. What could this be? There is no liquid coming out.

I have bad ear pain on my left side with the fland beneath my jaw being sore to the touch. What could this be? There is no liquid coming out.

Blocked gland: This could be a stricture or stone in the gland outlet. Have this evaluated by an ear nose and throat specialist to see if something can be done. ...Read more

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Frequent Headaches & mild ear pain started 2 mths now effecting hearing & balance my gp refering to neurology head tingles to touch wot maybe wrong?

Frequent Headaches & mild ear pain started 2 mths now effecting hearing & balance my gp refering to neurology head tingles to touch wot maybe wrong?

ALLODYNIA! ALLODYNIA!: Well, essentially there's nothing wrong at all. Your headaches are behaving according to plan. They are miserable & due to central sensitization (reflected in your ALLODYNIA- "head tingles to touch") ongoing. You need a neurologist/headache specialist for advice on how to short circuit this merry-go-round. Questions? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Make VIRTUAL appointment with Key Code: PDXFNR. ...Read more

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44F Right lower jaw pain, hurts when touched. Back molars on same side hurt when eating something hard, right temple also hurts at times &ear pain?

44F Right lower jaw pain, hurts when touched. Back molars on same side hurt when eating something hard, right temple also hurts at times &ear pain?

Could be...: Could bee infected tooth/teeth, infected gums, TMJ, split (fractured) tooth, or one of hundreds of other problems. Can't diagnose without examination/X-rays and other tests. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call your Dentist for an emergency appointment ASAP before your chronic problem becomes an acute problem. ...Read more

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Painful lymph node on left side, some ear pain when ear is touched. Ear is red. No flu symptoms and no tonsils. X 3 days now. Ear is new?

Painful lymph node on left side, some ear pain when ear is touched. Ear is red. No flu symptoms and no tonsils. X 3 days now. Ear is new?

Cellulitis: This sounds like a soft tissue infection involving the external ear and possibly the external auditory canal. You should be seen as soon as possible by a doctor and have this diagnosed and managed. It can turn very severe quickly if not treated. ...Read more

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Small lump on right side of front neck that is noticeable when I swallow. Hoarse voice. Ear pain scraping feeling when I touch it.

Small lump on right side of front neck that is noticeable when I swallow. Hoarse voice. Ear pain scraping feeling when I touch it.

Sinus infection?: Putting those snippets together would make me think you'd have a sinus infection. The lump could be a reactive lymph node. With that, you should see your doctor as an antibiotics might be needed. ...Read more

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I am suffering some severe pain on the left side of my face. I have sensitive teeth /aching on the bottom left jaw. My jaw and neck are aching and there is some ear pain. Whatshould I do?

I am suffering some severe pain on the left side of my face. I have sensitive teeth /aching on the bottom left jaw. My jaw and neck are aching and there is some ear pain. Whatshould I do?

TMJ: Pain in your ears and sensitive teeth are sometimes can be associated with TMJ syndrome and occlusion. Go see a dentist who is trained in this area to examine and diagnose. Look up pankey institute great place to locate a dentist. ...Read more

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Burning sensitive mucosa behind upper wisdom tooth. Jaw and ear pain. No tooth pain but do have cavity in that tooth. No redness. What causing this?

Burning sensitive mucosa behind upper wisdom tooth. Jaw and ear pain. No tooth pain but do have cavity in that tooth. No redness. What causing this?

Infection?: If the cavity is near the gumline, the acids and bacterial toxins can be irritating the mucosa. See a local dentist ASAP for treatment to prevnt the problem from escalating. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Yesterday, I was nauseous & had severe vertigo. Today, some dull ear pain, pressure, headache, pain behind eyes, and jaw pain. Still a little bit dizzy. Eyes a little sensitive to the light. I am 22 y/o & healthy. Not on any meds. What could this be?

Sinusitis?: Your many symptoms fairly common in Sinusitis and Otitis Media (ear infections)Some classical symptoms of Sinusitis is head and ear pressure; vertigo; jaw pain; (Many pts. First see a Dentist thinking it's an abscess).Can have nausea from post nasal drainageRecommend nasal saline spray, moist heat to face, increase humidification. If no better need to see Doc for antibiotics +possible steroids. ...Read more

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Mild throat pain sits on left of Adam's apple. Ear pain on same side. Been 5 days. Smoker for 4yrs. Pack a day. Nodes in the back of neck painful touched?

Onset of infection: Sounds like a throat infection is setting up. The painful nodes are a good sign that your immune system is responding to try and fight the infection, whether it is viral of bacterial. Since it doesn't sound like you are getting much better after 5 days, you need to be checked for strep throat and take antibiotics if you are positive. The other outside possibility at your age is Mono. Get seen! ...Read more

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Sore throat when yawning, inner ear pain when touched, feels like too much liquid in ears?

Sore throat when yawning, inner ear pain when touched, feels like too much liquid in ears?

Please see your: Doctor. Have you been swimming? It sounds like you may have Swimmer's Ear (otitis externa), which is an infection of the ear canal, caused by water in the ear, making a good environment for bacteria and fungus to grow. The only way to tell this for sure is to have your ear examined. The treatment, if necessary, would be prescription drops, as opposed to oral antibiotics for a regular ear infection. ...Read more

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Left side neck pain, ear pain, temple pain, mouth pain don't have mouth infection and throat feels funny head sensitive?

Left side neck pain, ear pain, temple pain, mouth pain don't have mouth infection and throat feels funny head sensitive?

TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ may refer pain to other areas, causing a headache, earache, jaw pain, neck pain and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more

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Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

Upper wisdom tooth cavity. No tooth pain but the mucosa around tooth and back of mouth sensitive and burning. Painful to push on gums. Jaw & ear pain.

See a dentist: When wisdom teeth cause problems, they need to come out. If you are experiencing pain, swollen gums, lymph nodes and it does not go away or if you find it difficult to open your mouth, you should see a dentist for evaluation, x-ray and wisdom teeth removal. ...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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Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Acid reflux: The balance and noise issues are not related to acid reflux but all the other symptoms are. See your local ENT and they can check your hearing and sort out all of your problems with the reflux. Good luck! Feel better! ...Read more

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Child ear pain?

Child ear pain?

Ear Pain Child: Ear pain is extremely common in childhood and although it is distressing, is usually caused by a minor infection that will resolve on its own.

It can be VERY painful, due to pressure inside the ear drum so treating with pain killers like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen is the main treatment.

If fevers and pain are ongoing for more than 3 days, then we sometimes advise antibiotics. ...Read more

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Random sharp ear pain?

Neuritic pain: Sharp stabbing pain in the ear is rarely the result of ear infection which is persistent pain associated with hearing loss. Two possible reasons could be firing off of nerves that innervate the region of the ear (trigeminal neuralgia) or the pain may be arising from structures around the ear as the jaw joint or the muscles of mastication. ...Read more

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Is ear pain dangerous?

Is ear pain dangerous?

That depends: Ear pain should be evaluated. An ear infection can lead to meningitis, hearing loss, chronic ear drum perforation and other problems. Some ear infections might be treated without an antibiotic, but that's a decision you should make with your doctor. Tumors of the throat and tonsil can also cause ear pain, as can sinus infection. Ifear pain is unexplained and persistant, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause ear pain?

Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeon ...Read more

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Ear pain when I bend over?

Ear pain when I bend over?

Ear pain bending: If you are congested - you may have fluid build up in your middle ear. If you press or wiggle your ear with your finger and is painful you likely have a a ear canal infection - common during this time of year after days of swimming. If you can take a decongestant (not pregnant) & get good relief it is likely fluid build up. Either type of pain persists get it checked by a medical professional ...Read more

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What could cause ear pain?

What could cause ear pain?

Ear pain: Many things like trauma, infection, tumor etc. If you have ear pain please see your doctor so he can check you. ...Read more