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External Ear Pain
Rule out infection: Many things can cause outer ear pain. It is important to make sure there is no outer ear infection by seeing your family doctor or ear, nose and throat doc. Absent infection, small inflammatory, benign lesions can be painful. Lastly, some individuals will have sensitive outer ears becausee there is little fat (cushioning). If that is the case, finding the appropriate pillow can help. ...Read more
Outer ear pain: You may have otitis external.Have your doctor examine your ears. ...Read more
I have outer ear pain in my right ear after i sleep. I do have a tooth that has a temporary filling on the same side with a root canal treatment. Could they be related?
Many possibilities: Tooth pain commonly does radiate and can be perceived as ear pain. It should be understood, however, that there may be other possibilities as well. I never recommended a temporary filling after root canal treatment. The root canal was done to cleanse the inside of your tooth. Temporary fillings have a risk of leaking and compromising the tooth. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My wife is 28 weeks pregnant and has. A severe earache and is congcongestion what can she take for the pain in the ear she has outer ear infection ?
See a doctor: Need to see a doctor to assist with diagnosis and select appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Several causes: Ear pain can develop from inflammation of the ear canal skin, from a middle ear infection, TMJ inflammation or even from problems affecting sites far from the ear such as the throat. Most commonly, ear pain is due to an ear infection- either in the middle ear or ear canal. If these areas area normal, then the hunt for the source of the pain can be complex but needs to be complete. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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