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Earache In Both Ears
I have had a sore throat for 5 days, earache in both ears, fever up to 103, chills, body aches, and flu and strep was negative. I’ve had mono before so it’s likely not that. Also my neck is stiff but that may just be the ear probs. Any help?
Fever and URI: Hard to answer without more information but be sure to get re-examined if still ill ...Read more
Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more
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
What could cause an earache in both ears, if not infected? Pain behind ear and into neck, in addition to the ear itself.
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
I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?
See a doctor: Sounds like you have some serious problem please find a qualified doctor who can diagnose and treat your problem. ...Read more
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
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
I've had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when I stand up and I have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e
Viral syndrome: It sounds like your symptoms are more than you can handle at home. You've tried taking over-the-counter therapies like Paracetamol? You should call your doc since you have dizziness and could be dehydrated. I recommend chicken soup, fluids, and REST until you can be seen. You need something for the chest too-like an inhaler (albuterol). Limit stress and sleep well to avoid these type of infections ...Read more
Last 7 days, I've experienced increasing pain (neck/back) fatigue, headache, earache (both ears), nausea, slight sore throat, no fever?
Vague: It has been a week. I would see a doctor. You may need some testing. Don't rely upon OTC self-medicating. ...Read more
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
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
I suspect I have an ear wax blockage in both ears. I'm having tinnitus along with fullness & an ear ache. Will the tinnitus go away after cleaning?
Ear ache sometimes in both ears, teeth sometimes hurt, very sharp jaw pain on right side of mouth mostly happens before bed, get it daily what is it?
Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...Read more
Sore throat to the point where its painful to swallow, ear ache in both ears but mainly the left, a stiff neck and headaches on off Had for 7 days?
I have ear pain at night that wakes me up. It usually happens once or twice a week and has happened in both ears but never at the same time?
Ear: Maybe dental or jaw related. Get your ears checked and if normal see your dentist ...Read more
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
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 pain in both ears but no infection. What could be wrong? PCM doesn't seem to have any answers
Ear sore for 2 days. Woke up this am with the most horrible ear pain I have ever felt. Both ears now. Ear swollen on outside and inside. What is this?
You are describing bilateral OTITIS.
Please visit your Dr. ASAP!!!!
please! ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Possible TMJ: An ear infection usually follows a cold and has hearing loss, sometimes fever and drainage. It can affect one or both ears. The exam is abnormal. If both ears hurt and exam is normal consider TMJ problem from chewing muscles being tight or infection behind palate. Hearing is normal but ears might feel full. ...Read more