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Ear Pain Throbbing
Had severe constant pain on carotid artery for long time. Can't turn neck for months. Bulges more than right side. Occasional skin rash although always leather skin there. Lightheaded. Eyelid twitch, eye pain. Ear pain. Carotid throbs when standing?
See a doctor:
You have symptoms that are usually found in people suffering from a number of different conditions, such as cervical arthritis, carotid dissection, a thin neck, dermatitis and swollen lymph nodes.
Please see a doctor to sort them out into a diagnosis upon which a treatment can be based. ...Read more
Been feeling like fluid in ears, throbbing pain too mostly right ear. Pain under right ear & RHS neck throbbing pain on right lymph node.?
Painful ears: The symptoms you descrube warrant a visit to your dpctor or an urgebt care visit today if you cannot wait for an appointment. ...Read more
Throbbing ear pain haven't cleaned my ears out in a while but the pain is more on the outside of my ear?
External otitis: External otitis. Swimmers ear. Use OTC drops. No Q-tips. If pain persists, see ENT doc who may insert wick and prescribe stronger drops and oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Had 2 gold crowns placed last bottom right molars. Been a week and jaw is constantly numb and throbbing. Ear pain. Ear infection or dental? Trig n?
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
Had 2 ear infections back to back. Ear pain better but throbbing headache in forehead, sometimes in back of head.101.8 fever. Is this sinuses?
Most probably: It is your sinuses, some consider middle ears as part of the sinus system, they all are connected and drain into the upper airways so any bug can affect the whole area. Need to see your doctor again, meanwhile use saline nasal washes, pain killers and decongestants if you are not hypertensive, ...Read more
Intermittent sharp/throbbing ear pain on both ears, feels deep and felt behind the ear and down the neck, lasts several seconds, ringing in both ears, experienced ear popping several times; no infection, no discharge, no head trauma. Possible causes?
I have a sore throat, bad cough, coughing up mucus headaches, ear fullness/pain/throbbing, weak body, nausea/some vomiting. Is it viral or bacterial?
Needs work up: Depending on your specifics this could be an inflammatory condition (such as temporal arteritis) or an infection (viral, tick borne etc.) or a neurologic problem. You certainly need blood work and possibly scans. High WBC count would favor infectious origin while high sed rate suggests inflammation. ...Read more
Ear pain: Take some Motrin. Try to 'pop' the ears by grabbing your nose and blowing hard. This will put air into the middle ear space and may alleviate the pain if it is due to your eustAchian tube being closed. The Motrin will help the pain either from an infection or if it is your joint by the ear causing the pain. If you put your fingers in your ears and open the jaw and it is painful it could be TMJ ...Read more
Ear pain and itch 42 days now, feels like my face is swelling and a throbbing in my head w/c is uncomfortable. Is it bcoz of my allergic rhinitis?
Possibly: Pain from ear infection is typically constant but might throb intermittently. I take it that you are younger by the way you posted the question; kids and adolescents are prone to ear infections but also to dental problems and jaw issues (tmj problems). If the pain continues, show this answer to your mom, telling her to take you to the doctor! ...Read more
My left ear has a throbbing pain, deep down inside. It hurts when I hiccup. I heard it pop when blowing my nose. What could it be?
Could be infection: Sounds like most likely cause is an infection. You should see a primary care doctor for an examination. They will probably prescribe antibiotics. ...Read more
Hearing heart beat in left ear, neck throbbing, sharp pain from neck to ear at times. What could this be?
Heart beat: You are hearing the blood streaming through the blood vessels located near your ears. Throbbing and pain is also due to blood flow probably at a rapid rate. ...Read more
I have ear ache and have done for nearly 2 weeks. But tonight I have lost hearing for my ear and constant throbbing pain and sharp pain.
See your PCP: For consultation, tests and possible referral to a specialist ENT to determine a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Was down the gym and sneezed then had a warm sharp pain in the back of my head on left side my eyes ache and left ear, all pain is light throbbing?
Pressure in head: Sneezing raises the pressure in your head, which can transmit pressure to your eye. The optic nerve coming out of the back of your eye actually has the same covering as the brain and is continuous with it. The ear ache most likely is due to the sneeze suddenly forcing pressure from the throat through the eustachian tube into the ear. Swallowing sips of water, chewing gum, and yawning can help. ...Read more
Severe throbbing headache. Woke me up. Had CT no contrast. Y wouldn't they use contrast. Could I hav an unruptured anuresym. Hav neck & ear pain 2?
No CT contrast when:
Looking for hemorrhage (blood) in the brain or around it. This can happen with a ruptured aneurysm, or a spontaneous (or traumatic) subdural or subarachnoid hemorrhage, or even a hemorrhagic stroke. Contrast can hide the blood.
Although unlikely, aneurysm is possible. Please see your doctor for a workup of this problem - could be many things, such as high blood pressure. May need MRI +/- mra. ...Read more
Pressure behind eyes, forehead, temples, nose. Mild dizziness, full ears. Head throbbing, no pain just pulses. Worse lying down, wax/wane many months?
See MD: If these symptoms have been present for "many months", you should see your MD for evaluation, ...Read more
I have had a stick neck, throbbing sharp ear pain, sore throat and low grade fever for a week. What could this be?
I am pregnant, and have a sore throat, ear fullness/throbbing/pain, headache, body weakness bad cough, nausea and coughing up mucus. What is it?
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
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
Otalgia: Otalgia is a term we use for an ear ache. If your hearing is within normal limits for your age, the most common cause of ear pain is referred from the dental apparatus. Conditions associated with chronic ear pain (assuming the ears are normal) are dental diseases, muscle spasm of the jaw muscles, rarely arthritis of the jaw joint, neck disease, throat disease, and laryngeal disease. ...Read more
Ear infection: Cefaclor (brand name ceclor) is commonly used to treat middle ear infections (those that occur behind the ear drum). There are many causes of pain in the ear that are not related to infection - especially throat, jaw, dental and sinus problems - and many of these will not respond to Ceclor or other antibiotics. ...Read more
Ear Pain Adults:
Ear pain In adults is a common problem
Often the cause is 'otitis externa' which is an inflammation of the ear canal (sometimes with infection)
It often starts with the canal being itchy or after getting the ear wet e.g. after a lot of swimming.
It can be VERY painful, so taking medicines like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen can help
Treatment is by keeping the ear dry +/-drops prescribed by a Dr ...Read more
Eustachian tube: When you swallow, there is an opening of the tube that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear space. This is the eustachian tube. It is possible that the tube is more patent (open) than normal. Or you may have throat infection that refers pain to the ear. Pain referred to the ear from the throat may be the source of your problem. See and ENT doctor. ...Read more
Unlikely: Claritin is an antihistamine with good relief for itching, sneezing, runny nose with less effect on nasal congestion. Ear pain that is caused by allergies may be slightly relieved, but typically, a decongestant that decreases nasal congestion is better suited to relieve the ear pain that goes along with eustachian tube dysfunction. A nasal steroid spray may be even more effective. ...Read more
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