Doctor insights on: Sharp pain on outside of ear
Neuralgia: Such sharp, jabbing pains in that area are often due to neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve. This is more of a nuisance than anything serious and usually resolves without any specific treatment. However if symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Let me explain:
Numerous conditions and problems can cause outer ear pain. According to the university of illinois medical center, ear pain can range from mild to severe, and is usually caused by conditions of the outer or middle ear.
Otitis externa (external ear infection).
ear canal blockage (wax).
The treatment is according to cause. ...Read more
Several options: If the sharp pain is triggered by touching or wind blowing on the area it might be a neuralgia of the occipital or upper cervical nerves. If it just happens without an inciting event and is very brief then it may be difficult to elucidate a cause. Sometimes it can be from muscle spasms in the area. If the pain becomes more constant or ear symptoms develop then see ent. ...Read more
? neuralgia: A very rare condition, "nervus intermedius neuralgia" can act this way, and if you have slight altered taste over the left side of your tongue, this may be the answer. However, these symptoms could be due to infection, periodic blocking of the eustachian tube, and even referred problems from the jaw (tmj). An exam may pinpoint the issues. ...Read more
Pain: Tension or strain on muscles near skull base or occipital area. ...Read more
My eyesight goes completly black my ears start ringing really bad then I get a sharp pain in my head?
Ocular Migraine: Temporary vision loss part of the ocular migraine or ophthalmic (also called ocular) migraine. Patients have spasms of the arteries at supply the eye and get these symptoms and other temporary neurological problems. Temporary loss of blood flow causes temporary sight loss. If it persists or interferes with daily activities then go to your primary care doctor for an exam and treatment. ...Read more
Have a constant pain on my left side fomy face and ear. Every few minutes, get a sharp pain that is unbearable.
This warrants: Medical attention. Take care.Get a more detailed answer ›
My ear still hurting even after using peroxide and now it's ringing and every so often I get a rush of a sharp pain.
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?
Once each day for the last three days I have experienced a sharp pain in the upper head above the right ear. The pain only lasts a minute or so.
Unusual!: This is certainly unusual! A minute is a long time. If it is still there tomorrow, call your doc or get seen. If it gets worse, happens more frequently, or you have more symptoms get seen right away. ...Read more
Could be: It could be a muscle related pain in which case moist heat and gentle stretching may help. Other wise I would suggest getting it diagnosed to make sure it is nothing more serious. I would see an ENT physician if your primary care physician can't help. ...Read more
TMJ Disorder likely: It sounds like you are experiencing temporomadibular joint disorder. This disorder can come and go throughout a lifetime or become constant. Signs of tmd are pain in the jaw, ear aches, headaches, popping and clicking, and can cause your jaw to lock. This condition is usually brought on by stress, however can develop overtime if your dental bite is not properly aligned. I suggest a prosthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer