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See a doctor!: This could be a middle ear infection or external ear infection (swimmer's ear), both of which need to be examined and treated, but it may be related to other things (teething, sinuses, etc). Let me say it louder: see a doctor! (i seriously hope you didn't wait for this answer and that common sense prevailed if the pain didn't go away and that you took your child to the doctor... Please?). ...Read more
Got earache which is intermittent and severe at times. Can i take amoxicillin 500 mg for temporary relief ? Pls suggest the medicine.
Need to know why...: If you have a bacterial infection, amox may help... But it should only be used if recommended by your doctor. There are many causes for earache-- one could be your recent filling, another would be eustachian tube dysfunction from allergies or a virus. You should probably schedule an appointment with your doctor to have an examination. Use Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen in the meantime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: I'm a spine specialist, not an ENT doctor, but i've never run across any data to show that an ear problem can cause any severe neck pain. On the flip side, problems in the neck can cause pain to be felt around the ear. I'd suggest seeing an ENT doctor in your area to evaluate the ear. If normal, then find yourself a spine specialist. ...Read more
Probably not: If you do not have a hearing loss associated with the earache, it is unlikely that you have an ear infection. There are other structures at the side of the face including the jaw joint, jaw muscles, teeth, lower jaw that may refer pain to the neck. See either an ENT doctor or your dentist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more
Severe pain all the time on the right side of my head, with earache and headache. What might cause it?
Migraine or vascular: If your hearing is normal, i doubt the ear is the source of the pain. There are many structures at the side of the face. These include the jaw joint, muscles that close the jaw, the teeth and gums. Inflammation of these structures can refer pain to the side of the head. Conversely, head pain can be caused by migraine, inflammation of vascular structures. See your primary doc. ...Read more
Had severe earache. During the treatment i started to have cough with black spiting. Till today i am suffering from it. What problem do I have ?
Common story: Some ear infection germs multiply rapidly.They can cause buildup of pressure behind the ear drum which can break the thin tissue of the ear drum.Once the drum breaks, blood and pus can enter the ear canal and the kid usually has some immediate improvement in the pain. There are other possible causes of the bleeding, so you need to have her seen and the cause sorted out/treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer