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On microlite, puked one morning, headache, ear pain and dry throat, common cold or what could it be? Scared it might be ebola currently living in ireland

On microlite, puked one morning, headache, ear pain and dry throat, common cold or what could it be? Scared it might be ebola currently living in ireland

Not ebola: No cases of ebola have been identified in Ireland. To get this disease you need exposure to an active case or the bodily remains of a case. You probably have a common cold but certainly not ebola. ...Read more

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I have ear pain every morning, what can I do?

I have ear pain every morning, what can I do?

Congestion: Are you congested? People wake up with allergy, especially from the pillow, and the congestion causes pressure in the ears and cause pain. If that is the case you may need an anti allergy medicine or treatment to avoid your allergy. Avoidance is always best. ...Read more

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Why did I wake up with so much ear pain this morning? Could this be serious?

Why did I wake up with so much ear pain this morning? Could this be serious?

Please see your: Doctor. You may have a middle ear infection or a Swimmer's Ear (ear canal infection). The only way to know is to be examined. Meanwhile, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the pain until you can be seen. ...Read more

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I wake up during the middle of the night due to excruciating ear pain. In the morning though it goes away. What causes this and how can I stop it?

Earpain: You may have fluid in your ears (serous otitis) the pressure of the fluid causes the pain especially when you are lying down. See an ENT specialist. You may have to be on steroids to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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I get a morning headache that is brought on by valsalva and then have pain and pressure sensation along sides neck and head pressure. Ear pain. Cause?

I get a morning headache that is brought on by valsalva and then have pain and pressure sensation along sides neck and head pressure. Ear pain. Cause?

Numerous: There can be a number of causes for this, some benign, some very dangerous. Because of the later, i'd ask your doctor to consider a brain mri, especially if these symptoms are new. ...Read more

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Having left ear pain, ear fullness, dizziness, a litle fluid in morning. Went to pcp and ENT and said no ear infection. Are they wrong? Been 2-3 weeks.

NO OTITIS: When you are having colds, the secretion travels to the eustachian tubes to the ears causing obstruction and pain. Sometimes the infection is in the throat instead of the ears. ...Read more

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ear pain, ENT put peroxide in it this morning and I instilled cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) in it tonight for infection. Is this a combination to be concerned about?

ear pain, ENT put peroxide in it this morning and I instilled cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) in it tonight for infection. Is this a combination to be concerned about?

Should be fine: The peroxide was, likely, to help remove ear wax, though it can, also, be used to kill germs. The cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) is for infection and/or inflammation. So, cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) should help if there is an infection like swimmer ear (AKA Otis externa) in two ways: 1) kills germs, 2) makes it less red and painful. I wouldn't put both peroxide and cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) in your ear at the same time, but hours apart is fine. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of head, right ear pain, and blood from my right nostril in mornings I need right upper wisdom out but not sure. What this is thanks

Pain on right side of head, right ear pain, and blood from my right nostril in mornings I need right upper wisdom out but not sure. What this is thanks

Otolaryngologist: There may be blockage of the eustachian tube in the back of your nose or a sinus congestion present. I don't think that the wisdom tooth is the culprit. Try nasal irrigations with warm, salt water and if symptoms persist, see an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Child ear pain?

Child ear pain?

Ear Pain Child: Ear pain is extremely common in childhood and although it is distressing, is usually caused by a minor infection that will resolve on its own.

It can be VERY painful, due to pressure inside the ear drum so treating with pain killers like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen is the main treatment.

If fevers and pain are ongoing for more than 3 days, then we sometimes advise antibiotics. ...Read more

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Random sharp ear pain?

Neuritic pain: Sharp stabbing pain in the ear is rarely the result of ear infection which is persistent pain associated with hearing loss. Two possible reasons could be firing off of nerves that innervate the region of the ear (trigeminal neuralgia) or the pain may be arising from structures around the ear as the jaw joint or the muscles of mastication. ...Read more

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Is ear pain dangerous?

Is ear pain dangerous?

That depends: Ear pain should be evaluated. An ear infection can lead to meningitis, hearing loss, chronic ear drum perforation and other problems. Some ear infections might be treated without an antibiotic, but that's a decision you should make with your doctor. Tumors of the throat and tonsil can also cause ear pain, as can sinus infection. Ifear pain is unexplained and persistant, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause ear pain?

What can cause ear pain?

Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeon ...Read more

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Ear pain when I bend over?

Ear pain when I bend over?

Ear pain bending: If you are congested - you may have fluid build up in your middle ear. If you press or wiggle your ear with your finger and is painful you likely have a a ear canal infection - common during this time of year after days of swimming. If you can take a decongestant (not pregnant) & get good relief it is likely fluid build up. Either type of pain persists get it checked by a medical professional ...Read more

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What could cause ear pain?

What could cause ear pain?

Ear pain: Many things like trauma, infection, tumor etc. If you have ear pain please see your doctor so he can check you. ...Read more

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What causes sharp ear pain?

What causes sharp ear pain?

See below: The cause may be an inner ear infection, an infection of the ear canal, etc. ...Read more

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How can I address ear pain?

First find out cause: "ear pain" is a tricky problem as more often than not it is not from the ear. The most common cause of "ear pain" is from the jaw joint. If you have no hearing loss and no ear fullness chances are it is your jaw and jaw precautions can help. An ENT doctor can look in your ear and tell whether the ear is or is not the problem. Beware doctors treating an ear they say that "looks a little red". ...Read more

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What can I do I have ear pain?

What can I do I have ear pain?

Exam: You could take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen and use a warm compress along your jaw. See you doctor for an exam and further treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about ear pain?

Can you tell me about ear pain?

Very broad question!: If you google ear pain and mayo clinic - you will see a large number of articles about various types of ear pain (i.e., middle ear infection, outer ear infection, airplane pain etc). ...Read more

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How can I ease ear pain at night?

How can I ease ear pain at night?

Etiology: Ear pain or otalgia is not necessarily the result of ear disease. If your hearing is essentially normal, the most common cause of otalgia is disease of the dental structures, jaw muscle spasm, dental infection, arthritis of the jaw joint. Other causes of referred pain can reflect diseases of the neck (cervical arthritis) or diseases of the throat or even larynx. Easing pain requires a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic ear pain?

What could cause chronic ear pain?

Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more

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Why do I have ear pain when I fly?

Why do I have ear pain when I fly?

Poor Eustachian tube: The ability to equalize pressure on descent in an airplane requires a normal functioning eustachian tube. This is the passageway between the back of the nose and the middle ear space. Either a genetic narrowing of this tube or the scarring of the tube following ear infection in childhood are the two major reasons for your problem. If you fly often, ventilation tubes will be the answer. ...Read more

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What could fix my chronic ear pain?

Otalgia: See an ENT. We don't know why your ears hurt. No treatment can be recommended without a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could fix my chronic ear pain?

What could fix my chronic ear pain?

Cause: It is important to know the cause before treating. Discuss this with your doctor and get help understanding the problem. All the best. ...Read more

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Possible causes of chronic ear pain?

Possible causes of chronic ear pain?

Ear Pain: Infections (internal and external), ear wax, throat infections, vascular issues, TMJ problems, dental infections, salivary gland problems and numerous other diagnoses can be involved. See your doctor who may refer you to an ENT specialist in some cases. ...Read more

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How to escape ear pain after flying?

Gum: The pressure in the cabin may cause any fluid in the ear tubes to plug them creating pain and pressure in the ear. THe best is to use decongestants if plugged up then on take off and lading chew gum it promoted swallowing and helps open the tubules ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have ear pain?

Several causes: Ear pain can develop from inflammation of the ear canal skin, from a middle ear infection, TMJ inflammation or even from problems affecting sites far from the ear such as the throat. Most commonly, ear pain is due to an ear infection- either in the middle ear or ear canal. If these areas area normal, then the hunt for the source of the pain can be complex but needs to be complete. ...Read more

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What are causes for chronic ear pain?

Otalgia: Otalgia is a term we use for an ear ache. If your hearing is within normal limits for your age, the most common cause of ear pain is referred from the dental apparatus. Conditions associated with chronic ear pain (assuming the ears are normal) are dental diseases, muscle spasm of the jaw muscles, rarely arthritis of the jaw joint, neck disease, throat disease, and laryngeal disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe ear pain!

Pain meds first: If you have severe pain, try some pain medications first. Usually over the counter Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen works well. Anything stronger will need a prescription. You should also see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I have extreme ear pain?

What to do if I have extreme ear pain?

Pain Meds First: If you have severe pain, try some pain medications first. Usually over the counter Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen works well. Anything stronger will need a prescription. You should also see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about ear pain?

Depends: Age, duration of pain, other symptoms or lack thereof. Regardless, at some point you want to have it checked. Better sooner than later of course. ...Read more

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Why do I get ear pain whenever I get a cold?

Why do I get ear pain whenever I get a cold?

Cold does it!: Ear pain can occur with cold due to fluid behind the ear drum, it could also be caused by secondary bacterial infection. If the pain is sharp and severe or persistent seek medical care. ...Read more

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Chronic ear pain. Where can I get some help?

Chronic ear pain. Where can I get some help?

Ear pain doctors: You can see your primary doctor or an ENT (otolaryngology) doctor. Ear pain can come from the ears or from other structures of the neck, jaw, mouth, or throat, so if it's bad or not improving you really should get it checked out. ...Read more

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What to do about ear pain not going anywhere!?

What to do about ear pain not going anywhere!?

See an ENT: See an ENT who can do a thorough exam of the ear. There could be a blockage, foreign body or other anatomic cause. ...Read more

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How do I relieve intense ear pain from a cold?

Ear pain: Take a pain reliever. Your doctor can prescribe ear drops containing a local anesthetic. Also taking a decongestant might help. ...Read more