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My husband had vibrating sensation in both ears for a long time now it hurts like sharp pain in inner ear and tender to touch outside ear and jaw area?

My husband had vibrating sensation in both ears for a long time now it hurts like sharp pain in inner ear and tender to touch outside ear and jaw area?

Ear pain: Part of what you are describing sounds like your husband could be suffering with temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction, also known as TMD. This could translate into the small middle ear muscles to contract, too. Best to start with an anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen or naproxen ...Read more

Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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Irritated and sore inner ear. Shoul i be worried?

Irritated and sore inner ear. Shoul i be worried?

Need to see doctor: There are many things that can cause ear irritation and pain. It could be an infection in the canal (otitis externa) often called swimmers ear or a middle ear infection (otitis media). Both of these can be treated with antibiotics so I think seeing a healthcare provider would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I recently woke up with an inner ear ache. And my jaw is sore. With a headache. What could be the cause?

Grinding/ Clenching?: If you are clenching and/or grinding your teeth at night, you are likely to wake up with jaw pain, ear ache, headache or s combination. You may also have tenderness over the jaw joint or temple area. Check with your primary doctor or your dentist to verify. ...Read more

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How to get rid of inner ear thumping and sore throat?

How to get rid of inner ear thumping and sore throat?

What to do?: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Burping , have acid reflux , feeling aches in lower part throat now . tad sore under ear . Inner ear feels stuffy. What's with the aches & stuffy ear?

Burping , have acid reflux , feeling aches in lower part throat now . tad sore under ear . Inner ear feels stuffy. What's with the aches & stuffy ear?

Unrelated: I suspect that you are developing a viral upper respiratory tract infection which is starting in your throat and early nasal congestion is blocking your eustachian tube causing ear blockage symptoms. The viral infection is causing aches and is unrelated to your gerd. ...Read more

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It doesn't hurt but feels sore and makes me a bit dizzy and my muscles tense in my jaw/neck heat or cold compress for probabletmj (ruled out inner ear?

It doesn't hurt but feels sore and makes me a bit dizzy and my muscles tense in my jaw/neck  heat or cold compress for probabletmj (ruled out inner ear?

Tmj : Tmj can do it all, even make you a little dizzy. If you have true vertigo- feeling of spinning or motion with stereotypic head motions then vertigo is more likely. ...Read more

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Sore throat when yawning, inner ear pain when touched, feels like too much liquid in ears?

Sore throat when yawning, inner ear pain when touched, feels like too much liquid in ears?

Please see your: doctor.Have you been swimming? It sounds like you may have Swimmer's Ear (otitis externa), which is an infection of the ear canal, caused by water in the ear, making a good environment for bacteria and fungus to grow. The only way to tell this for sure is to have your ear examined. The treatment, if necessary, would be prescription drops, as opposed to oral antibiotics for a regular ear infection. ...Read more

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I've had a mild sore throat for a few weeks. then I woke up feeling dizzy and it hasn't gone away all day. inner ear? meningitis? what to look for?

I've had a mild sore throat for a few weeks. then I woke up feeling dizzy and it hasn't gone away all day. inner ear? meningitis? what to look for?

See the doctor: You could be dehydrated and feeling dizzy due to that. Get checked out, you might have strep throat and need antibiotics. Meningitis can present in different ways but classically fever, headache, neck pain, vomiting. Does not sound like meningitis but get it checked out. ...Read more