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I have a cold and now ear ache. It's it likely to be an infection?

I have a cold and now ear ache. It's it likely to be an infection?

Could be but...: More likely a blocked eustacian tube in the neck. This tube is designed to eqalize pressure in the middle ear. When blocked it will produce an earache. Try using decongestants. If it is not relieved see your PCP of evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

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


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How can a ear ache due to cold be cured?

How can a ear ache due to cold be cured?

Earache: A cold can cause earache from pressure or from an infection. If caused by an infection it may need to be treated with an antibiotic. If caused by pressure then taking a decongestant, pain reliever, steam inhalation, saline nasal spray helps. ...Read more

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How do I treat an ear ache due to having a cold in a 10 year old?

How do I treat an ear ache due to having a cold in a 10 year old?

Warm compresses: Try putting warm compresses (microwaved damp washcloth) on the ear, and have the child lay on that side. ...Read more

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I have right ear congestion (fullness)with tunnitus for 12 days that started as a short lasting ear ache, at the end of a 3 week cold.?

I have right ear congestion (fullness)with tunnitus for 12 days that started as a short lasting ear ache, at the end of a 3 week cold.?

Eustachian tube: ET dysfunction from a cold can create ear congestion or a middle ear fluid problem that can cause temporary hearing loss and/or tinnitus. It usually will respond to medications that decongest such as topical nasal decongestants like Afrin or Neosynephrine; oral decongestants like Sudafed; and topical nasal steroids like Flonase, Nasacort, and Rhinocort, all of which are OTC. See MD if persists. ...Read more

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I have got a couth& cold, ear ache (sometimes head ache) my ribs really ache and I fell weak?

There are...: ...Many illnesses that include the symptoms you've described. Most of those illnesses are viruses that resolve over time. You need lots of rest, lots of fluids, and maybe some analgesic (tylenol, ibuprofen) for pain. If it goes on longer than a week, if you develop high fevers, vomiting, trouble breathing, or anything significantly worse than the cold symptoms you describe, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter meds I can take for cold plugged sinus plus ear ache?

What is the best over-the-counter meds I can take for cold plugged sinus plus ear ache?

See your pharmacist: Pharmacists know so much more than we may give them credit for. They speak to many customers and get feedback on their otc meds. ...Read more

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Persistent cold and fever for 3yr old female child. Cold more than 2 months and fever more than 15 days with ear ache?

Persistent cold and fever for 3yr old female child. Cold more than 2 months and fever more than 15 days with ear ache?

Go see your doctor: Colds can last a long time during winter time, but a fever should not last that long. If your child is having daily fevers then your doctor needs to find the source of that infection! ...Read more

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I have an ear ache and horse voice and a doc just told me I may be getting a cold but I never get ear aches that last 3 day?

I have an ear ache and horse voice and a doc just told me I may be getting a cold but I never get ear aches that last 3 day?

Eustacian tubes: The tube that runs from your middle ear to the back of the throat, if obstructed by swelling due to inflammation will produce ear pain. You may want to try a decongestant or a saline irrigation of the nares with a neti-pot. Try these and if still in pain go back and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a cold & ear ache for a couple of weeks. But I woke up today with a saw jaw & when I bend over there is pressure in my tooth. It is coming?

I have had a cold & ear ache for a couple of weeks. But I woke up today with a saw jaw & when I bend over there is pressure in my tooth. It is coming?

Pain: Are you being treated for a sinus infection? Have you taken any medications or antibiotics? It is impossible to tell you whether this is a sinus, tooth, or TMJ problem. Your primary care doctor or an ENT can examine you sinus. If it is not sinus then se a dentist to evaluate TMJ and tooth. ...Read more

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My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...

My 5 year old had a really bad ear ache. He has had a cold so this followed. I treated the symptoms and he finally slept a little last night. He woke up this morning with the ear ache but not as bad. He wants to sleep and is not hungry. No fever...

Ear Pain: It is likely this is an ear infection. Most physicians feel that treating the pain is the primary goal. This may include antibiotics, although the major cause in viral. The follow up care is important. Have his ear examined to make sure the infection/fluid is resolving to prevent hearing loss. All the best. ...Read more

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My wife is congested, with an ear ache, the pain from her runs across her forehead and down to her two front teeth. Could this be anything other than just a bad cold.

My wife is congested, with an ear ache, the pain from her runs across her forehead and down to her two front teeth. Could this be anything other than just a bad cold.

It: It is possible that your wife has a sinus infection. I would recommend an evaluation by ENT specialist. Dental infections usually don't cause conjestion. If she cannot get an appointment with an ENT call your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Ear ache, ear blocked/crackling, cold feeling in ear, swollen gland (movable), hoarse- all left side. Gp reffered to ENT but 6month wait. Any ideas?

Need evaluation: Hoarseness, headache and earache require re-evaluation and assessment earlier than 6 months. Request early appointment. ...Read more

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I have had a cold for a few days. A wet cough, low grade fever, congestion, headache, ear ache, body pains. Now all of a sudden today I have a rash?

I have had a cold for a few days. A wet cough, low grade fever, congestion, headache, ear ache, body pains. Now all of a sudden today I have a rash?

Need medical check u: You may have a head cold or some other Virus infection. Your skin rash worries me...it could be a drug allergy (if you are taking any medicines/antibiotics) or it may be due to the virus infection itself causing it. Unless you are feeling better already, it is best to get an examination from your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Sore throat, earache, pain under the ear travelling down face and neck, painful chewing, feeling extremely cold, starting to wheeze and cough?

Sore throat, earache, pain under the ear travelling down face and neck, painful chewing, feeling extremely cold, starting to wheeze and cough?

URI: Upper respiratory infection (URI) seems likely. Please check your temperature as fever may indicate a more serious problem. Either way, please see your primary care doctor immediately. Get well. ...Read more

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Hi. I was wondering if I can take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu? I have a stuffy nose but a headache and ear ache also..

Hi. I was wondering if I can take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu? I have a stuffy nose but a headache and ear ache also..

Depends: If your non-drowsy allergy relief contains a decongestant, it may keep you awake although it would provide some relief in your nasal congestion. If it contains just an antihistamine, it would not help your cold but would not keep you awake either. For short term use, an OTC nasal congestant spray may be more effective (not to be used for more than 5 days). ...Read more

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Hv cold, right sided sore throat, ear ache. Now moving to my chest. Had a bad coughing spell & Now it feels like something is stuck in chest/throat.

Hv cold, right sided sore throat, ear ache. Now moving to my chest. Had a bad coughing spell & Now it feels like something is stuck in chest/throat.

Symptoms: May suggest upper respiratory viral syndrome that may respond to warm fluids, expectorate, antipyretic/analgesic and physician follow up ...Read more

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Toothache, ear ache, sensitive scalp, sore throat, throat feels cold when breathing. What could cause this?

Toothache, ear ache, sensitive scalp, sore throat, throat feels cold when breathing. What could cause this?

Throat: If its new could be the onset of a cold but if its on one side could have a dental cause such as a cavity or a jaw issue. If so check it out with your dentist ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat and ear ache (worsened by: air travel) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing). What can I take I'm currently nursing?

I am experiencing sore throat and ear ache (worsened by: air travel) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing). What can I take I'm currently nursing?

Homeopathy, herbs...: Most sore throats are viral; your earache is likely also related to the sore throat/virus. If you haven't been taking Vit D that is crucial, esp. If nursing, so take 5000 iu of D3/day. Take 1000 mg of Vit C every 2-3 hours. Umcka is a safe herb proven effective for colds, available at health food stores. Try Sovereign Silver- swish with 1 tsp 4x/day. See http://tinyurl. Com/jqms4jy re: homeopathy. ...Read more

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My 2.5 yr old daughter has a perforated eardrum. This is the 2nd time first time was in April. Shld I be taking her to an ENT & investigate grommets? Seems to haooen as a result of cold or flu each time with mild ear ache if not perforation.

My 2.5 yr old daughter has a perforated eardrum. This is the 2nd time first time was in April. Shld I be taking her to an ENT & investigate grommets? Seems to haooen as a result of cold or flu each time with mild ear ache if not perforation.

Confusing question: Perforations happen because the specific germ of a middle ear infection triggers rapid accumulation of germs/debris and pressure pushes through the drum. Any drum with a previous perforation will be weaker & prone to recurrence. You don't put tubes/grommets in a drum with a perforation. A basic rule of 5/yr or continuous infections > 90 days signal to need for ENT. If you want just go. ...Read more

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I have a fever 100.2, ear ache and sore throat. My chest hurts when I breath like a burning feeling or soreness. Is this a cold or something else?

I have a fever 100.2, ear ache and sore throat. My chest hurts when I breath like a burning feeling or soreness. Is this a cold or something else?

Febrile illness: This sounds as if you should go to see a doctor ASAP, either in an ER or an Urgent Care facility. Although this may be a viral illness, the chest burning is concerning and it would be advisable to be examined and perhaps have a chest x-ray and perhaps some labs depending upon what the doctor examining you finds. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant on the coil and does signs of a cold and ear ache mean anything?

Can u get pregnant on the coil and does signs of a cold and ear ache mean anything?

Paragard: No method its 100% effective. The coild is very safe and effective. Cold and ear pain is not related to you being pregnant of having a coil iud. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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