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Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
Board Certified, Podiatry
39 years in practice
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How often can I take Advil if my eardrum hurts, when I take Lyrica 74mg, hydricodone 10-325 and Etolodac 500mg twice a day?

Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
Board Certified, Podiatry
39 years in practice
268K people helped
How often can I take Advil if my eardrum hurts, when I take Lyrica 74mg, hydricodone 10-325 and Etolodac 500mg twice a day?

Not at all: You are already taking another anti inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
6M people helped
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My left n right jaw towards the back hurts so bad throbbing making my eardrum hurt i don't have any teeth?

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Board Certified, Dentistry
31 years in practice
6M people helped
My left n right jaw towards the back hurts so bad throbbing making my eardrum hurt i don't have any teeth?

Eval needed: Could be ear infection or tmj. Start with md to see if infection. Then see your dentist about possible tmj. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
6M people helped
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I keep getting momentary hearing loss, tinnitus and when i lean my head to the left, my eardrum hurts? Could this be linked to earwax? Kind of worried

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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I keep getting momentary hearing loss, tinnitus and when i lean my head to the left, my eardrum hurts? Could this be linked to earwax? Kind of worried

?otolaryngologist: Ear wax or fluid in the middle ear are possibilities. I recommend that an exam by your physician or an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
1M people helped
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I was wondering if getting the tube in my eardrum will hurt. ?

Dr. John Rhoades
Board Certified, Family Medicine
43 years in practice
1M people helped
I was wondering if getting the tube in my eardrum will hurt.  ?

Variable: The amount of pain described by adult patients with this procedure is quite variable. Pain tolerance is not the same for everyone. In addition, anticipation that the procedure will be very painful often contributes to the problem. You will be fine, prob will have some discomfort, but the result will greatly outweigh the discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
29 years in practice
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Will i be able to feel if my eardrum bursts? Does it hurt when it does?

Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Board Certified, Addiction Medicine
29 years in practice
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Burst eardrum: The eardrum bursts when the pressure in the middle ear goes way above the outside pressure. There is pain as it is being pushed. Some complain of sudden increase in pain and pain is gone once it bursts since there is now equal pressure on either side of the membrane. If there is fluid inside, the fluid may flow out of the ear or blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
12 years in practice
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I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?

Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
12 years in practice
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I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?

Wait a moment..: Before you go putting peroxide in that ear you should make sure that you don't have an ear infection or worst yet a rupture of your ear drum; have your health care provider check out that ear first and discuss the hydrogen peroxide cleaning at the visit; you can use diluted hydrogen peroxide when you aren't sick by dampening a cotton ball and squeezing it into the ear. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Sterling
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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My eardrum often buzzing by itself, and it's kinda hurt. how to cure it? i don't use headset.

Dr. Robert Sterling
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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My eardrum often buzzing by itself, and it's kinda hurt. how to cure it? i don't use headset.

Buzzy Bee: Get that buzzing bee that's stuck in your ear removed! Bees are claustrophobic and get mean when confined!Barring that,you may have'tinnitus'which,if not caused by a bee or something else easily found is very difficult to eradicate.If it gets worse, or you also get dizzy or have a headache or nausea,go straight for the doctor! If it just stays the same you may need a white noise generator at night ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
28 years in practice
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Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
28 years in practice
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Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Indirectly: Allergy symptoms can include nasal congestion and inflammation of the posterior nasopharynx where the eustachian tube drains from the middle ear. With enough congestion, eustachian tube dysfunction can feel like ear popping or plugging that is uncomfortable. An ENT or allergist can assist in unraveling the ear discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
55 years in practice
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Is it normal for debrox to hurt eardrums?

Dr. Bernstein Joel
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
55 years in practice
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It may it may: Debrox should only be used if you have impacted wax. It should not be used as a preventive medicine. If you using this medication daily, the ear canal skin, and outer layer of the ear drum can become inflamed. Wax is beneficial and should not be routinely removed unless it obstructs your hearing or if you feel pressure and fullness in the ear canal. Wax should be managed by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
41 years in practice
10M people helped
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How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

Dr. Gutti Rao
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
41 years in practice
10M people helped

Unless it is acute: When an acute event happens, like a slap on the face or a bomb blast (or barotrauma) the ear may hurt. If it a chronic occurrence like ear discharge ( suppurative otitis media- chronic) you may not feel the pain at all. ...Read more

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