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Can jaw pain be from an ear infection?

Can jaw pain be from an ear infection?

Yes: Ear infection can cause jaw pain. Jaw (TMJ) pain can cause ear pain. Both often misdiagnosed. If unclear about diagnosis, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Severe ear pain! from earplugs. Allergy?

Severe ear pain! from earplugs. Allergy?

Unlikely: More likely to be irritation or infection. Someone needs to look at it to tell, though. ...Read more

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Shooting pain from jaw to ear, cause?

Shooting pain from jaw to ear, cause?

Tmj sm: If it related to chewing, it is most likely TMJ syndrome then you need to see your dentist, if it goes from the ear - it could be a lot of other things including ear infection, occipital neuralgia, then you need to see your primary doctor, any way take some Motrin in a mean time, it will not hurt. ...Read more

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Ear pain infection problems and treatement?

Ear Pain Adults: Ear pain In adults is a common problem Often the cause is 'otitis externa' which is an inflammation of the ear canal (sometimes with infection) It often starts with the canal being itchy or after getting the ear wet e.g. after a lot of swimming. It can be VERY painful, so taking medicines like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen can help Treatment is by keeping the ear dry +/-drops prescribed by a Dr ...Read more

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Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Need more informatio: Not enough info or history here to reasonably advise you...Enough symptoms, however, to advise you to see your family doc for a checkup and discussion of the problem further and in more detail. ...Read more

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What could cause daily headaches right ear pain ear drainage feels like ear is clogged and wet inside. No sign of infection. Ear pain for 4 months.

What could cause daily headaches right ear pain ear drainage feels like ear is clogged and wet inside. No sign of infection. Ear pain for 4 months.

Headaches & Ear Pain: Sometimes the occipital nerve such as the lesser or third occipital nerve can cause ear pain that is associated with headaches. Are the headaches in the back of your head and rarely go past the top of your head? Any issues with your neck? May need a med to calm down irritation to the occipital nerve (short course oral steroids, Toradol, or neuropathic meds). ...Read more

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Whut can I take over-the-counter for ear infection from drainage from sinus?

Whut can I take over-the-counter for ear infection from drainage from sinus?

Ear and sinus: Hello. I would recommend saline irrigation after using afrin. Afrin only for 5 days but keep the saline going until your ear improves. Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help keep fluid thin and watery. Finally Ibuprofen will help with pain and inflammation. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat throbbing pain shooting from ear to throat?

First diagnose it: Throbbing pain that goes from your ear to your throat is not your problem. The problem is what is causing this throbbing pain. That is what you need to correct. In order to do that you need to see a doctor who can look in your ear and your throat to determine whether you have an infection or some other process. It could be your throat, it could be your ear it could be something simple or something complicated. ...Read more

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Mum suffering from diziness, ear pain(long term, not persistant,like electricity).No inflammation.No ear discharge.

Mum suffering from diziness, ear pain(long term, not persistant,like electricity).No inflammation.No ear discharge.

Dizziness: One of the most common causes for dizziness is "Vestibular" Issues caused by some 'inner-ear' dysfunction. Have your mum see the Doctor for her dizziness, so she can be diagnosed and treated. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more

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Can ear infection cause pain on head?

Can ear infection cause pain on head?

Yes: Ear infections can cause headaches, but they can also produce other complications. It is always best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop pain from inner ear infection?

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How to stop pain from inner ear infection?

Otitis media: If acute, antibiotics and pain meds, if unrelieved needs myringotomy to let out pus. If chronic, you may need tubes, if mastoid infection is present may need mastoidectomy. ...Read more

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Is ear fullness, pain and pressure from tmj?

Is ear fullness, pain and pressure from tmj?

Could be: It could be but your first exam should be with an ENT doctor to rule out ear issues. ...Read more

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Ear infection but no pain in ears?

Effusion vs infectio: I suspect you have a middle ear effusion and not an infection. When you have an infection, there is usually pain, sometimes fever and you feel much worse. If you are just experiencing "noise" in your ear, having difficulty with hearing, then this is more likely a fluid buildup in that middle ear space. Recommend you chew gum, "pop" your ears hundreds of times a day and monitor for other symptoms. ...Read more

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Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!

Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection.  Ideas? Help!

Ear pain: It is possible that you have a TMJ problem or an ear problem. An ENT can evaluate you ear and sinuses and a dentist or oral surgeon can evaluate your TMJ. ...Read more

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Can anxiety mimic symptoms of ear infections? Such as ear ache pain near the jaw?

Can anxiety mimic symptoms of ear infections? Such as ear ache pain near the jaw?

Possibly: Anxiety can mimic most anything, but more commonly leads a person to magnify existing problems out of proportion to their true level. It is such a common problem in our society, and help is available. Though stigmatized, it warrants your access to a mental health professional. So many people suffer from anxiety, and many can be profoundly helped. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had ear infection now severe jaw pain. Related?

Had ear infection now severe jaw pain. Related?

Yes, but: Yes, ear infection can cause jaw pain Jaw pain can also cause ear pain, I've seen many patients who were diagnosed by MD with "ear infection" - treatment with antibiotics no improvement. Was actually TMJ problem. If your symptoms persist after treatment of ear infection, see dentist to rule out TMJ. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

An infection of the inner, middle, or outer ...Read more