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2nd day of sharp pain deep inside ear canal and it hurts to touch on outside by earlobe. What can this be?

2nd day of sharp pain deep inside ear canal and it hurts to touch on outside by earlobe. What can this be?

Outer ear infection: The key to the diagnosis here is that the ear lobe hurts when you move it. I suspect that you have an ear infection within the outer ear canal. Pulling on the earlobe causes pain because it creates traction on the ear canal. An outer ear infection or inflammation is quite common in warm weather or with water exposure. If it gets worse, you will need antibiotic ear drops from a doctor or pharmacy. ...Read more

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When I wake up I have a sharp pain in the ear I slept on for about 5 minutes.

When I wake up I have a sharp pain in the ear I slept on for about 5 minutes.

Ear pain: This could be TMJ syndrome due to grinding your teeth. Ask your dentist if he/she sees evidence of such. A night guard may be beneficial ...Read more

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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.

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.

Ear: You need to see an ENT as soon as possible. Stop the peroxide and keep the ear dry for now when showering. Avoid ibuprofen which may make it ring more. ...Read more

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What could cause or relieve pinna ear spasms (sharp pain)?

What could cause or relieve pinna ear spasms (sharp pain)?

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 truma ear canal blockage(wax). The treatment is according to cause. ...Read more

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Left ear sudden sharp pain, comes and goes in seconds, happen many times a day?

Left ear sudden sharp pain, comes and goes in seconds, happen many times a day?

?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

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What causes sharp pain in your ear?

What causes sharp pain in your ear?

Ear, TMJ or?: Most common cause of non ear related ear pain is TMj. Can be a number of things, some minoir, some serious. Best place to start is ENT doc. ...Read more

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What is sharp pain behind the left ear?

What is sharp pain behind the left ear?

Directly behind?: There are a set of lymph nodes that drain the scalp and the outer ear.... Or it could be an ear infection, or a scrape, or an ingrown hair... Have someone look at it to be sure. ...Read more

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