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Pain In Ear
Pain near ear: Have you seen your physician or dentist for an evaluation? What you describe might be a medical problem, dental problem or both. You need to consult with both professionals to be sure. One year is a long time to be in pain. From a dental standpoint, your symptoms may indicate a jaw (TMJ/TMD) problem which your own dentist should be able to evaluate & recommend treatment. He/she may refer you to MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds like you may: have lymphadenitis, inflamed painful lymph nodes. Pain is relatively better news; it means it's reactive to some other issue going on in the area. If it were painless and nonmobile, you have to consider neoplasia. If you have other symptoms of any illness, see a doc. If you otherwise feel fantabulous, keep an eye on them to make sure they don't change in any way. If they change, needs work up asap ...Read more
Few things: This could be caused by nerve irritation stemming from your upper cervical (neck) spine. It could also be related to your mastoid bone. If you have had any recent infections, such as an ear infection, that infection can migrate to your mastoid bone and cause complications. You also have some muscle attachments just at the base of your skull that could lead to pain in the area. Hope that helps! ...Read more
A few possibilities: Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common.Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves.Treatment for this might be neuroprolotherapy.Another cause could be jamming of cranial sutures behind the ear.If problem persists &/or other symptoms like fever or ear drainage-see Dr.Osteopathic exam & manipulation could help suture prob. & infection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm not sure, but...: The mastoid bones are directly behind the ears and could become inflamed/infected from severe ear infections. Sometimes they even had to be removed, although this was much more of a problem in the past. There are also lymph nodes in the area behind ears and back of scalp. They can swell from infection, insect bites, and other causes. They could then cause pain. ...Read more
Tension headache/TMJ: Think flesh/tissue and not bone/ligament/disc with chronic pain! began selfcare with a wellness programs, vitamins b-100, magnesium glycinate, sleep hygiene, exercise and self or prof massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release with trigger points w lidocaine. ...Read more
After 4 days from a car accident, i still can't turn my head to the left. Pain behind ear and deep..And around to base. Causes?
Having sharp, quick pain in ears for 4 days. Never happens in both at the same time, but occurs after listening to music. What do I do & what's wrong?
Change the plug: Pain in the ear canal from an ear plug most likely results from a minor injury to the skin of the canal wall. The size and shape of the ear plug is probably resulting in a superficial abrasion of the skin. Visiting an audiologist for a proper fitting of an ear plug may cost more but that specialist can give you the most precise and hopefully most painless fitting. ...Read more
Ear pain: Infections ( internal or external) and TMJ problems can cause pain. Playing tennis can cause sweating which combined with wax could lead to an infection or clinching your jaws can aggravate a TMJ condition. We're you losing ? See your doctor for answers. ...Read more
Question: In general, a ventilation tube inserted into the ear drum for removal of fluid or to prevent recurrent ear infections should not hurt. Sometimes when water gets into the ear canal or antibiotic drops are inserted, they may possibly cause discomfort. Rarely the tube is pressing on the ear canal skin. Talk to your surgeon and ask him to reassure you. ...Read more
Variety of causes: You may be suffering from a viral process which would not be rectified by any type of antibiotic. It'll just have to run its course. Of course, this presupposes that there are no architectural problems such as a referred pain to the ear from a TMJ issue vs. a molar cavity or impaction. You'll need to talk it over with your doctor. Bacterial infection is less likely at this point. ...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