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My Ear Hurts When I Chew
TMJ syndrome: The most ear pain is not caused by an inner ear infection it caused by TMJ. The temporo-mandibular joint is located extremely close to the ear canal and middle ear and mimics year problem. Sometimes, people will think that they have a sinus infection because of the combination of facial pressure and ear pain that they experience due to TMJ. See your PCP for diagnosis. ...Read more
I'm 18 my ear hurts when I chew and swallow food. I have post nasal drip and it won't go away. Is this serious bc I'm worried sick.?
See dentist: Your problem may well lies on your jaws. Consult your dentist. ...Read more
I got hit in the chin a week ago. Immediately my jaw hurt back by my ears and my ears felt clogged. It hurts when I chew and my ears still clooged?
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ syndrome may cause ear pain, ringing in the ears, jaw pain and hearing loss. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain expert for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more
Temporal mandibular: Joint dysfunction, or inflammation of the joint where the jaw or mandible is attached to the skull will cause pain with chewing, etc. This is often caused by clenching the teeth, excessive chewing hard foods, or poor alignment of the teeth. Take ibuprofen for a few days, stop chewing gum or hard foods. If it doesn't improve, see your dentist for assessment and possible bite guard for sleeping. ...Read more
Jawbone hurts by ear. Hurts when I chew or open my mouth like if I yawn. Makes it difficult to eat. Had it before a couple myths ago but went away.
Eustachian tube: Your eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless/painful pop ; crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing). It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. You may get some relief w/otc antihistamines ; decongestants. If this doesn't help, go see your family doc for possible middle ear infection. ...Read more
When I chew my right ear hurts (bad pain). It can also happen to my left ear sometimes. The pain only lasts for a day and comes again. Is this serious?
My ear hurts and was leakin clear liquid now it has yellow pus and some blood. Whole side of face is swollen and cant chew?
My throat doesn't feel sore but it hurts when I yawn, also, my left ear hurts at the same time when I yawn? Chewing and swallowing doesn't hurt.
See doc: I would advise you go to your doctor and have him/her look at your ears with an otoscope. Almost every single doctor has this in their clinic. With a good history and physical and this instrument. Most physicians will be able to help you. ...Read more
Severe pain near ear: For pain this severe, perhaps you should seek out another doctors opinion and diagnosis to help you. There must be a reason for the pain. It may not be related to your ear. ...Read more
This: This question was asked three days ago. If your ear still hurts when you read this, contact your doctor so that he or she can examine your ear to find out the cause of the pain. Once the cause is known, an appropriate treatment can be offered. ...Read more
Time for visit: Sounds like a middle ear infection. You need to see your doc or someone at a clinic to have this taken care of. Several things can cause ear pain, but this one needs attention soon to get the best results. ...Read more
Probably not the ear: Most likely it's not your ear. I'd guess it's your jaw an jaw joint. There is no reason your ear should hurt but maybe for some reason your jaw and muscles around it are irritated. Do you chew gum when you get on the bus? Are you stressed and clenching your teeth? Are your teeth bad? If concerned, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Inner vs outer infxn: Outer ear infection=swimmer's ear can be quite painful. Mild case can be tried at home using vinegar+water (1 to 2 ratio mixture) drops: 3-4 drops 4x/day may help. If severe, need to see doc. Inner ear infection often not as painful, but often requires antibiotic. Tmj can also cause ear pain. Motrin/tylenol/aleve helps pain in general, but I can't tell what you have now. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Injured ear canal: The ear canal skin is very thin and delicate. That is why you should never insert a sharp object or use q-tips as this can easily cut the canal skin and cause pain or even infection. ...Read more
Take pain meds: To start. If you have sinus congestion or a cold, ear pain may be from a middle ear infection or unequal pressure due to a blocked Eustacean tube. If pain persists, then get exam and possible antibiotics, Ear pain with manipulation of the ear lobe is usually Swimmer's ear and Rx ear drops are indicated. If chewing = pain, then dysfunction of TM joint. Avoid yawning and chewing hard foods. ...Read more
Ear Pain: It means you need to see a doctor. How is it that your ears hurt all the time but you have sought no medical attention? What do you mean by hurt? Do you mean pressure, burning, tender on tough, outside or inside ear? Please see a doctor. We can't tell you why you have pain all the time without knowing anything about you. ...Read more
Headaches?: Sometimes it can be muscle tension or spasms. ...Read more
See a doctor: Ear pain can indicate an infection in the ear and should be evaluated and treated. ...Read more
Peroxide Cleanse: I would try a peroxide cleanse with hydrogen peroxide antiseptic. Keep an eye on the area and continue with this twice daily. If there is increasing redness, fever or tenderness be seen by one of our Prime Physicians or your local primary care doc. Thanks for using Healthtap! ...Read more
When the tip of the top of your ear hurts cause you got socked in your ear what can you do to take the pain away
Hi I'm having pain on the left side of my head and my ear hurts can somebody tell me what can it be it comes and go?
Doctor can evaluate: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. An ear infection on the outside of the eardrum is an "outer ear" infection or "swimmer's ear", which is caused by moisture in the outer ear canal that allows skin germs to grow and multiply in the skin. Other causes of pain are possible. ...Read more
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