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Random Pain In Ear
Random head pain behind my ear but also feels like it is on the right temple area. Its like a moderate sharp pain that comes for like 2-3mins and goes?
Sharp random ear pain in both ears right inside the canal. Worse when about to cry. Went to dr couldn't see anything. Scared to fly next week.?
Had the very back upper left molar pulled friday. Still a little sore, not bad. Random, intermittent pain in left ear and temple. Normal?
Pain: What you are feeling is referred pain to your ear because of the tooth extraction. The pain should clear up as healing progresses. ...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
Random, sharp ear pain, sometimes accompanied by ringing in the ear. Do you know why this happens?
Many causes: The ear pain can be from your ear or from structures around your ear. Ear causes of ear pain are accompanied by fluid coming out of your ears or hearing loss. Ear pain from surrounding structures include sore throat, your tmj, etc. You need to be examined to rule in or rule out an ear cause of ear pain. ...Read more
Dizziness/vertigo (feels like floor is moving) at random times. No ear pain, but have neck tension. Anything else that can cause this? Should I worry?
Get a hot, tingling sensation of outer ears, seems random, no pain/hearing loss noticed. Ears will look red and are warm to touch. Some mild dizziness
Red outer ear:
acute otitis media
show to your doc
chronic otitis media
ear canal infection
perichondritis - red ear
polychondritis - ear redness
skin conditions. ...Read more
What are some harmless soothing cvs over-the-counter things I could take for ear infection or random ear pain?
Depends: For an ear infection: you need antibiotics. For "random" pain. That could be your TMJ or eustachian tube causing problems. If it is your TMJ and the pain is worse when chewing. You can try some over the counter motrin. If it is more of a pressure/pain you might have when coming down from altitude in a plane, the valsalva maneuver can help. If the pain does not resolve, see your local doc, . ...Read more
Post impacted wisdom teeth extraction have random ear pain in one year. I have developed tmj. Best way to reduce inflammation? Taking ibprofene.
A few ideas.: Depends on symptoms, and cause of symptoms. 3 signs of TMJ dysfunction: joint noises, joint pain & limited oral opening. Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more
TM joint: Likely your jaw joint. They can start to hurt easily from clenching, grinding your teeth at night, from a changing bite (our teeth are really always moving some), chewing too much like chewing gum. Etc. If it persists you must see a doctor for them to examine your ear and throat! ...Read more
On flight landing I had pain in ear and neck. A week after I have random painful headache everyday w neck pain, jaw pain, throbbing In my ear/mucus moving, watery eyes and runny nose on 1 side?
Why: With your rather extensive symptoms, why have you not as hot called your PCP. Your problem is probably medical, not dental. See your Primary Care Physician. ...Read more
Dull toothache requires a clinic visit to a tooth specialist.
Ear pain requires a consult with an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.
Hope all goes well. Please let me know. ...Read more
Possible TMJ: An ear infection usually follows a cold and has hearing loss, sometimes fever and drainage. It can affect one or both ears. The exam is abnormal. If both ears hurt and exam is normal consider TMJ problem from chewing muscles being tight or infection behind palate. Hearing is normal but ears might feel full. ...Read more
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
Fluid in ear. Been trying many different things for relief. Woke up in middle of night with deep sharp pain in ear. What will help the pain?
Eustachian tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction is the inability to equalize effectively when there are pressure changes such as airplane flights. If you can yawn or swallow to open up your eustachian tube and equalize, that is the most simple solution. Some people will use over-the-counter decongestantl to help with hopeful quick success. If this does not work, you see an md to ensure nothing worse is happening. ...Read more
Not a good idea!: Will not help a mid ear infection-need an oral antibiotic. May cause significant burning in an ear canal (outer ear) infection. Severe burning if you have hole in eardrum with infection. Only ok, mixed with white vinegar, for ear canal drying/cleaning, if no canal inflammation & no eardrum perforation. See an otology/ent md for treatment. ...Read more
Get checked out!: Have your doctor or urgent care check it out and make the diagnosis. If you've had same symptoms before with diagnosis then that's probably what it is. Your doctor can give you ear drops to take care if it. No swimming until it clears and keep ears dry. Wear plugs in pool or shower. ...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
She complaints about earache, ringing, and clogged ears. We've tried everything but it doesn't work. Please help.
Time to see doctor: And get a proper diagnosis then it can be treated. ...Read more
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 see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain as well. ...Read more
Jaw Joint pain:
Clicking, popping and jaw locking are common signs of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It is to only one in the body that actually disarticulates it also works in tandem with the opposite side tmj.
The anatomy includes a cartilage disc, between the head of the jaw and the base of the skull. The disc and its ligaments get damaged in life and locks up the movement. See a TMJ dds/dmd. ...Read more