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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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I have severe ear ache?

I have severe ear ache?

Otalgia: See a doctor to r/o outer or middle ear infection. The are many other conditions that can refer pain to your ear. ...Read more

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I'm having a bad ear ache?

I'm having a bad ear ache?

You probably: Have an ear infection, either middle or outer ear. You will probably need antibiotics, so get to a doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause an ear ache?

What could cause an ear ache?

MAny things: Most common cause of ear pain is an ear infection. If infection not present then pressure from sinuses and nasal congestion can cause ear ache. In more extreme cases there can be a tumor deep inside that can only be seen on a scan- other conditions often confused w inner ear pain can be TMJ (temporomandibular joint disease) it is inflammation btwn the bones of jour jaw and ear-seek eval by dr. ...Read more

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What should I do for an ear ache?

What should I do for an ear ache?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Slight ear ache plus fuzziness for 6 weeks?

Slight ear ache plus fuzziness for 6 weeks?

Must be seen: 6 weeks and today's the day? Maybe a trip to your private physician or medical clinic for an examination might be a good idea. ...Read more

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Best treatments for ear ache?

Best treatments for ear ache?

Treat the cause: Best treatment for ear ache is to diagnose and treat the cause. ...Read more

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Can a tooth cause an ear ache?

Yes...: This is not at all uncommon. There may be an infection. I would recommend seeing a dentist to determine the cause of the problem. Options for care can be discussed. If you do not have a dentist you can search the web for wonderful reviews. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I use visine for an ear ache?

Can I use visine for an ear ache?

Not really.: It would be preferable that you use nothing. Most ear aches get better on their own. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of an ear ache?

How should I get rid of an ear ache?

See your pcp: Ears only ache when there is something wrong with them. You may have an infection, problems with the tube that drains the ear, or something more serious. An infection left untreated too long can result in perforation of the eardrum. That is painful and can permanently affect your hearing. ...Read more

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Is ear ache early sign of dry socket?

Is ear ache early sign of dry socket?

Dry socket: Did you just have a tooth extracted? If so you may have or be getting an infection, go back to your dentist for a consult. ...Read more

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Remedys 4 ear ache and sinus problem?

Remedys 4 ear ache and sinus problem?

Fix the sinus proble: Often the ear pressure people experience during a sinus infection is related to inflammation around the eustachian tube which opens the back of the nasal cavity. So, if you have drainage from your sinus there, your eustachian tubes will be inflammed and you will feel ear pressure. If your symptoms do not resolve, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of an ear ache?

See details: Earaches can be from several causes including infection, swimmers ear or a wax impaction. You need to have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Home remedy for an ear ache on one side?

Home remedy for an ear ache on one side?

Olive oil, garlic jui: The following home remedies have been recommended
olive oil
garlic juice
whole onion cooked and wrapped in a piece of cloth and applied locally on the ear
juice freshly squeezed from pepperment leave
ginger juice etc
as a matter of fact all these have been recommended and may or may not help, but if it persist you should seek medical help. ...Read more

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In what way can you get rid of an ear ache?

In what way can you get rid of an ear ache?

Medical care: Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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What to do for an ear ache as 70 yr old man?

What to do for an ear ache as 70 yr old man?

Same as 7yo boy: Take him to see Family Doc or Geriatrician for examination. Could be otitis media or externa. Could be Eustachian tube dysfunction. But we need physical exam 1st to determine appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get rid of an ear ache?

See your PCP: For evaluation, treatment or referral to a specialist ENT. ...Read more

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What are some treatments to relieve an ear ache?

What are some treatments to relieve an ear ache?

Proper diagnosis: An ear ache is not necessarily arising from the ear structures. If your hearing has not changed as a result of the ache and there is no drainage, the single most common cause of an ear ache (otalgia) in the absence of ear disease, is pain arising from the dental apparatus.
Tmd, masticatory muscle spasm or true dental disease are entities that need to be ruled out. Heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more


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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more