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I have terrible earaches on a regular basis. My doctor has been unable to find anything wrong. E.R. doctor couldn't find anything either. Suggestions?

I have terrible earaches on a regular basis. My doctor has been unable to find anything wrong. E.R. doctor couldn't find anything either. Suggestions?

TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear problems is TMJ. See ENT doc. If ears negative, see TMJ doc. 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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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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What do I do for an earache?

What do I do for an earache?

Earche: Usually needs a quick check to see if it's inner ear/otitis media or earcanal/swimmers ear. Could also be from wax, foreign body, or referred pain from throat infection. ...Read more

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How can I calm the pain of an earache?

Earache: For an acute earache warm olive oil, then place drops in the ear canal. You can place tissue in the ear to hold the oil in place. Then you need to get an exam to deteermine the cause, infection, TMJ syndrome, punctured ear drum, whatever. This is not something to play around with. ...Read more

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Need info on what's good for an earache?

Need info on what's good for an earache?

Depends on earache,: external, middle ear, mastoiditis, etc.. Throat pain commonly also (occasionally only) felt in ear area; called referred pain. Treatment for external ear canal otitis different from middle ear otitis. Both: (a) study anatomy & (b) get exam from someone worthy your trust who will show you & help you understand the issues. Unable to much better than this from a distance. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a common earache?

Many factors: Many factors, including wax in the ears, swimmers ear, or a middle ear infection. Can also get referred pain from the thraot or pain from the jaw joint in front of the ear, need to see an otolaryngologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why would an adult have an earache for 4 months?

Why would an adult have an earache for 4 months?

Prolonged earache: Hello, if you are having prolonged ear pain, it may be related to your TMJ joint. Since the jaw joint is so close to the ear canal, pain from the joint is often referred to the ear. Check with your doctor. There are many possible causes and a detailed history and physical will help identify the cause and thus the treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat an earache?

Depends: Many ear aches are caused by viruses or simply physical trauma (such as a lot of forceful coughing) while others are caused by bacteria. We sometimes treat ear aches with antibiotics if they're caused by bacteria. In other cases, treating the symptoms and giving your body a chance to heal on its on is sufficient. ...Read more

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Is urine a remedy for earaches?

Is urine a remedy for earaches?

Really?: Where did you get that ? There are so many different causes for earaches. So why would you even think that? Get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Toothache or earache? How to tell.

Toothache or earache? How to tell.

Consultation: A consultation with a local dentist can determine if there are any problems with your teeth. If there are none, then you can see your physician to treat your ear. It is very hard to tell sometimes, so that's why you need to be seen in person and examined. ...Read more

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What gets rid of earache?

What gets rid of earache?

DIAGNOSIS FIRST: IN ORDER TO TREAT YOU NEED A DIAGNOSIS. START WITH OVER THE COUNTER PAIN RELIEVERS THEN SEE A DOCTOR TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more