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Morning Ear Pain
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
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
What is the best remedy for outer cartilage ear pain? Burning painful sensation lasting from when I got up yesterday to waking up this morning!
Get seen by ENT: Could be an infection. See an ENT to evaluate. ...Read more
Enlarged painful lymph nodes in neck shoulder and ear pain for about 5 days. This morning I had one suddenly pop up under my chin close to my neck.
Otitis: Sounds like you have an ear inection, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
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?
Throat felt strange this morning. Then began to burn and hurt on left side w ear pain. Has continued to hurt, very painful to swallow food. Headache?
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
I have sudden ear pain, sore itchy throat and no fever for 3 days now. It happens in the morning. What could be wrong?
See doctor: If this lasts over a week or is getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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