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How Long Can I Wait With Ear Pain To See If It Goes Away Without Seeing A Doctor
Three swollen cervical lymph nodes all on left side of neck some ear pain doctor HS seen one of them says wait 2 month fbc normal should I be worried?
Lymph nodes: The lymph nodes usually enlarge as response to an infection in the vicinity.It lasts maximum 2-3 weeks and as the infection goes away (with antibiotics usually) the lymph nodes disappear. Outside this scenario, i would be worried and demand further investigation (ct is appropriate, a blood smear and CBC with differential, as well as a bmp with enzymes markers analysis) up to an excision biopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Worsening pain: If your pain is lessening each day, you may not need to see doc..Because sometimes ear infections do go away w/o medications...But if it is getting worse, you should see doc sooner. Eardrum can rupture with severe inner ear infection, which often will heal nicely with treatment etc...External ear infection (swimmer's ear) can be very painful..Often requires treatment. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I take an auto immune suppressant (embrel) I have been having severe throat and ear pain. How long should I wait before seeing a doctor?
Mildly sharp ear pain comes and goes from possible wax impaction. Can't see doc til ties anything to suggest for pain controll until then?
Ear pain: Ear pain can be one of the most difficult and elusive things to diagnose, because everything in your head and neck region can send pain to your ears. That being said, most commonly it is something related to the ear. I would start with Tylenol or ibuprofen, and if worsens seek treatment from an urgent care or emergency room as you see fit. If it is just wax, then you should be fine until Tuesday. ...Read more
After jumping off a 12 ft bluff into water I started having sudden severe right ear pain. No drainage. Lasting 3 hours now. Should I see a doctor?
Woke up with ear pain two weeks ago and have had muffled hearing since. Pretty sure it's fluid. Is this an ear infection? Should i see a doctor?
Yes.: Decreased hearing for two weeks needs to be checked out unless it is due to allergies and responds to an antihistamine. Either way, avoid loud noises in the meantime and avoid respiratory tract/skin irritants/allergens in the environment (like smoke, fragrances, aerosols). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a throat ulcer for almost a week, and i also have ear pain. Is this normal or should I see a doctor?
Refered pain: Location of the ulcer?. Is it is in the inside of mouth near or on the bottom of the tongue as the branches of the 5th cranial nerve -called trigeminal nsupplies the inner lining of the mouth as well as some mucles related to chewing and ear drum, and part of skin supplying the ear cause referred pain from mouth to ear.Apthous ulc, herpetic ulc, trauma from sharp tooth, vitb def, ulcers +. See ur dr. ...Read more
Have been having jaw clicking,face pain,ear pain,migranes and lock jaw for 5 yrs,now numbness.Has gotten worse.Should I see dentist or regular doctor?
Neither: Neither will help as much as a TMJ-orofacial pain 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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