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I had four concurrent episodes of tonsillitis which have since cleared up, i now have intermittent left earache, is it related?

I had four concurrent episodes of tonsillitis which have since cleared up, i now have intermittent left earache, is it related?

Perhaps: If you have a persistent inflammatory focus behind the tonsil it may cause obstruction of the nasopharygeal end of the eustacian tube and cause ear pain. Ear pain can also be referred from irritation of the back of the throat. If this persists go and see an ENT doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...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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Got earache which is intermittent and severe at times. Can i take amoxicillin 500 mg for temporary relief ? Pls suggest the medicine.

Got earache which is intermittent and severe at times. Can i take amoxicillin 500 mg for temporary relief ? Pls suggest the medicine.

Need to know why...: If you have a bacterial infection, amox may help... But it should only be used if recommended by your doctor. There are many causes for earache-- one could be your recent filling, another would be eustachian tube dysfunction from allergies or a virus. You should probably schedule an appointment with your doctor to have an examination. Use Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in the meantime. ...Read more

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Having earache in the left ear, it's intermittent and severe at times. Can i take amoxicillin until i see doctor? Pls suggest some medicine..

Having earache in the left ear, it's intermittent and severe at times. Can i take amoxicillin until i see doctor? Pls suggest some medicine..

Unwise- : Your doctor needs to see you while having symptoms. Taking abx by yourself will make it more difficult for your doctor to diagnose what is going on since 1) you may mask symptoms , 2) increase the chances of complications caused by the abx you are taking, and 3) increase the chances of developing a multi-drug resistant bacteria. In the meantime, symptomatic relief with Ibuprofen is suggested. ...Read more

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6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ?Ideas

6mnth history intermittent small patches torso/arm petechiae & night sweats, left earache (pulse in vein behind ear), single white spot on tonsil, ?Ideas

Vasculitis: Any time you have petechiae, there is concern for vasculitis, or inflammation of your blood vessels. You should see your doctor to help make the diagnosis because vasculitis can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What can I do for earache?

What can I do for earache?

Depends: Sorry, there are many reasons for ear pain. So the first thing to do is try and find out why it occurs. Is it because one has an ear infection. Is it because one has a problem with a the jaw joint. Is is because one is using a qtip when they shouldt be...Etc. So answer depends why you have it. ...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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Bad earache, what shuld i do?

Bad earache, what shuld i do?

See your doctor: Could be a number of things and the only way to accurately diagnose them is with a thorough history and exam. Til then, try some over the counter analgesics (tylenol/advil) and/or a warm heating pad over the ear. ...Read more

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What can I do at home for an earache?

What can I do at home for an earache?

Suggestions: Try warm compresses, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen initially. If it persists especially if there is ear drainage, hearing loss, sore throat, or any other persistent head or neck symptom see ent. ...Read more

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How can I calm the pain of an earache?

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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What can I do to make an earache go away?

What can I do to make an earache go away?

Have it checked &RX: You need to find what is causing the earache, so have it checked and find the cause and proper treatment to cure it. ...Read more