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Can dental issues cause shooting pain in ears and head?

Can dental issues cause shooting pain in ears and head?

Yes it can: Tooth infection can cause pain in the ear region if untreated..Very common with back molar infection..Should get it evaluated by your dentist..Before it gets worse..So can treat appropriately..And refer to otolaryngologist if needed. ...Read more

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Prickly sensation left ear off & on, feels like something moving in it. Sometimes same feeling on outside of ear too. Off & on shooting pain in ear.

Prickly sensation left ear off & on, feels like something moving in it. Sometimes same feeling on outside of ear too. Off & on shooting pain in ear.

Possible TMJ/TMD: Many TMJ disorder patients report having ear problems along with other common TMJ disorder signs. See an ENT for a professional opinion and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello, I am a 48 year old female. 3 weeks ago I had an intense earache in my left ear. I also physically could not lay on it as well as shooting pain. My MD although no sign of fluid thought perhaps I had a sinus infection and prescribed an antibiotic. N

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I am a 48 year old female. 3 weeks ago I had an intense earache in my left ear. I also physically could not lay on it as well as shooting pain.  My MD although no sign of fluid thought perhaps I had a sinus infection and prescribed an antibiotic. N

Earache: What you are describing is quite common. If your ear drum looked pretty normal, it isn't likely you have an ear infection. A sinus infection could cause ear pain, but you would also expect to have nasal congestion, facial pressure and/or pain as well as nasal discharge. You are more likely suffering from pain in your jaw joint. To make sure, you should really have an exam by an ear specialist. ...Read more

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The whole left side of my face has been sensitive for about a week. I get a shooting, sharp pain on my outer ear and head behind my ear. What's wrong?

The whole left side of my face has been  sensitive for about a week. I get a shooting, sharp pain on my outer ear and head behind my ear. What's wrong?

Infection: May have eat infection, tooth infection, or tmj. Not to mention tension headaches. Would monitor for triggers, alleviating factors, duration. Try otc pain meds for a week. If no better or progressing, see a doc. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sharp shooting pain on the right side of my head behind my ear. No relief with Exedrin taken an hour and a half ago. What can I do?

I'm experiencing sharp shooting pain on the right side of my head behind my ear. No relief with Exedrin taken an hour and a half ago. What can I do?

Occipital neuralgia?: You may be experiencing occipital neuralgia on right side of scalp. Excedrin will provide no benefit in this situation, but local occipital nerve block may help. Alternatively, drugs such as gabapentin, Grailse, or Lyrica (pregabalin) might be useful. See your physician and get this further evaluated. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should I see for a sharp, shooting pain on the back of my head behind my right ear?

What type of doctor should I see for a sharp, shooting pain on the back of my head behind my right ear?

Shooting pain: See your regular family doctor for an examination to sort out the cause of your shooting pain. The pain could be coming from your head or neck area or from the ear. ...Read more

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I have severe head pain in the back of my head, neck and shooting pain in my ear all at the same time.What could it be. The pain is 24hrs.A day.?

I have severe head pain in the back of my head, neck and shooting pain in my ear all at the same time.What could it be. The pain is 24hrs.A day.?

Shooting pain: Usually, without treatment might progress. It is multiple neuralgic pain. A neurologist will identify the nerves and a pain doc will treated. Local infiltrations with local anesthetic and steroid will help, as well as some other oral pills. ...Read more

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