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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ear Wax (Definition)

Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more


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My boyfriend has a head and just had black ear wax come out of his ear... what could this mean?

My boyfriend has a head and just had black ear wax come out of his ear... what could this mean?

Means need to: maintain good hygiene ( of ears ) , to clean ear canal regularly after shower with Q tips , some times may need ear drops to soften the wax . that will enable him to remove easily ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause people to feel like pressure feeling in the head and make the head fell heavy ?

Can ear wax cause people to feel like pressure feeling in the head and make the head fell heavy ?

Maybe: Ear wax can cause pressure and even pain when against the ear drum. Ear wax remover in conjunction with an ear vacuum or seeing an ENT may help. ...Read more

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I hear a crunching sound in my left ear whenever I move my head. There are no other symptoms. It is not ear wax.

I hear a crunching sound in my left ear whenever I move my head. There are no other symptoms. It is not ear wax.

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, clicking and popping, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ ...Read more

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Any ideas on why i'm getting jaw pain (close to ear) while playing harmonica?

Any ideas on why i'm getting jaw pain (close to ear) while playing harmonica?

Tmj disorders : Apparently you are suffering from TMJ disorders . You might be a bruxer or you are grinding your teeth while asleep or you are a clincher . Get your TMJ and surrounding muscles examined by a well trained dentist in that field .The pain you are getting is due to muscle contractions while you are playing ...Read more

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Can percocet withdrawal cause ear/jaw pain?

Can percocet withdrawal cause ear/jaw pain?

Not particularly: Opiate withdrawal causes generalized muscle pain. Jaw muscles can also be painful. I am not aware of any association with earache. ...Read more

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Please help I have jaw pain and aches at the back of my ears?

Please help I have jaw pain and aches at the back of my ears?

Jaw/ear pain: These are common symptoms of tmj/tmd.
Tmj pain usually results from bruxism (chronic grinding and/or clenching the teeth), or a bad bite. Headaches, sinus pain and ear pain are also common.
See your dentist to evaluate and treat for tmd, and an ENT specialist or your medical doctor to evaluate any ear infections. ...Read more

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Can non infected fluid in the left middle ear cause jaw pain?

Can non infected fluid in the left middle ear cause jaw pain?

Yes.: I believe that referred pain can travel from the ear to the jaw. See ENT Dr if you don't improve ...Read more

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Could a spider bite in the ear cause jaw pain similar to getting punched?

Could a spider bite in the ear cause jaw pain similar to getting punched?

Quite Possible: I have not come across this, but it is possible. A spider bite typically causes a localized inflammatory response. The tempromandibular joint of your jaw comes into close proximity to your ear and thus could feel like jaw pain. If you already clench/grind your teeth, that area is already irritated and thus the spider bite could have made this discomfort more noticeable. ...Read more

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Please tell me if TMJ can cause right side facial numbness ear and jaw pain?

Yes, It's Possible: Problems within the tm joint can cause a huge variety of symptoms, which differ from person to person. Ear and jaw pain are very common. Facial tingling and numbness are less common, but still possible. Unfortunately, there's really no proven way for you to take care of this problem yourself. You need to see a dentist who's experienced with TMJ problems. Get help before your symptoms worsen! ...Read more

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Jaw pain just under the ear on the left side. Range of motion is extremely limited. What is the matter?

Infection: If the problem is new, an infected, impacted third molar (wisdom tooth) may present this way. ...Read more

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I have pain on the outside ear. Sometimes pain runs from there to the jaw when i open the jaw pain will be felt. Is it sinus pain?

I have pain on the outside ear.  Sometimes pain runs from there to the jaw when i open the jaw pain will be felt.  Is it sinus pain?

Unlikely, but....: It sounds more like tmj\tmd symptoms but you may also have an ear infection. I recommend that you see a dentist who might also suggest you see a physician. ...Read more

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Have severe jaw pain an ear pain & can not find any one that specialize in TMJ that takes my medical card help! What can I do do I have to live wit It?

Have severe jaw pain an ear pain & can not find any one that specialize in TMJ that takes my medical card help! What can I do do I have to live wit It?

Hmmm: We often have to "pay" for the best care. Most things in life are not free. It will be your choice to find a competent practitioner in your area who can help you regardless of insurance coverage or live with the discomfort. You might be able to seek care in a local dental school for treatment at a reduced rate. However, expect the process to take longer. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain connected to ear infections?

Possibly: Consult your ENT physician first. You do have the option of consulting an orofacial pain dentist (find one on www.Aaop.Org). ...Read more

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What are some causes for ear and jaw pain?

Many things: It could be ear related or jaw related and within those categories are many possibilities.
It is best to see an orofacial pain specialist for the jaw pain or a physician to rule out ear related pain. ...Read more

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What exactly can be causing my boyfriend's ear and jaw pain?

See a dentist: Ear and jaw pain need to be evaluated by a dentist to determine a diagnosis, then proper treatment to resolve the pain. It could be a muscle issue or there could be an infection in the area. Call a dentist asap. ...Read more

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What do you do if you have lots of ear and jaw pain after a tonsillectomy?

What do you do if you have lots of ear and jaw pain after a tonsillectomy?

Tmj: Pain around th ear and the jaw following tonsillectomy is probably a result of keeping the mouth wide open for a long time during the surgery which puts lots of strain on the temptomsndibular joint (TMJ) and the muscles that are involved with this joint. Talk to your dentist there are exercises that you can do to ease the pain there are also muscle relaxing and pain med. You can take. ...Read more

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I got a cold 2weeks ago now my right side temple hurts along with occasional ear and jaw pain what is this?

A Few Things: With that history it could be many things...Most likely causes include...
1. Tmj disorder
2. Sinusitis
3.Ear infection
i would recommend a md visit first to check ear and sinuses, then dentist if those are ok.
This is common as pain in the head can come from many sources and the actual cause can take a bit of diagnostic detective work. ...Read more

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Im having ear and jaw pain on my right side, having hot flashes and tingling that goes up the opposite side of my head.

Pain: Sorry to hear this. You MUST see your regular doctor first and she/he may make changes or send you to a specialist.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Headaches, right top side, 5-10 sec, more than once a day, had for a month, worse infront of computer, last days ear, jaw pain. What can it be?

Headaches, right top side, 5-10 sec, more than once a day, had for a month, worse infront of computer, last days ear, jaw pain. What can it be?

See your dentist: Dentists specialize in treating facial issues. See your dentist and have them evaluate you for bruxism, an abscessed tooth, trigeminal neuralgia, or TMJ. Your symptoms could be a wide range of issues. Your dentist should be able to help you figure out what is wrong or can point you in the direction of a specialist who can. Best of luck :) ...Read more

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Can jaw pain be from an ear infection?

Can jaw pain be from an ear infection?

Yes: Ear infection can cause jaw pain. Jaw (TMJ) pain can cause ear pain. Both often misdiagnosed. If unclear about diagnosis, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Ear, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity on the left side is caused by what?

Ear, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity on the left side is caused by what?

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

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What to do if I have right jaw pain that leads to ear when open mouth or chew why?

What to do if I have right jaw pain that leads to ear when open mouth or chew why?

Sounds like: Tmj syndrome, but a complete exam has to be done to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Headache, ear, jaw pain. Feel tired and have a foggy feeling. I think it's my sinus but not sure.

Head/jaw/ear pain: The symptoms you are describing can be attributed to the flu, sinus infection, tmj/tmd disorder (usually the result of bruxism, which is chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), sleep apnea/sleep disorders.
See your dentist for an examination and evaluation of tmd. See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist to check for sinus and/ or ear infections. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more