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Sore Inside Ear
My 8 yr old is complaining of sore ears. Not inside her ears like with an earache. No other apparent symptoms. Should I be concerned at all?
Sore ear: There are several reasons an ear can be sore. It can be as simple as a pimple in the canal or swimmers ear which is an infection of the canal and it can be from a middle ear infection. In some it can be from TMJ pain . All of these are treated differently so i would suggest you see your doctor to diagnose and treat it properly>. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
My left side of the face is sore when I touch is sore even more ,ear is sore as well.what could it be?
Hard to say.: One possibility is TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms would be clicking jaw, limitation of oral opening, pain with chewing. Many other structures in area. If persistent, see ENT doc. If turns out to be TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask for referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocked ears: This may be due to a wax build up. You can use over the counter wax removal drops and that can help to get the wax out. Do o not use qtips or anything other objects to manipulate the ear. If that does not help unblock the ears after a few days or if the soreness gets worse, it may be an infection and you should see a doctor who can either clean the ears and give you antibiotics if necessary. ...Read more
Need to see doctor: There are many things that can cause ear irritation and pain. It could be an infection in the canal (otitis externa) often called swimmers ear or a middle ear infection (otitis media). Both of these can be treated with antibiotics so I think seeing a healthcare provider would be a good idea. ...Read more
My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when i move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else?
TMJ?: If you have no problem hearing, and you have other problems like grinding your teeth at night, or earaches after chewing, you may have a problem called tempro mandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome. See your doctor, or dentist to confirm. ...Read more
My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when i move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else.
May be spondylosis: Please consult a rheumatologist or an orthopedics doctor or may be, first see your pcp. The possible explanations are: * cervical spondylosis *herniated disc *neck sprain *muscle spasm *fibromyalgia *djd *muscle pull * nerve compression, as it emerges from the cervical vertebrae, etc. Thanks. ...Read more
My neck hurts from the front by ears all the way back. Its sore when i move it left right. It hurts by ears more than anywhere else. Possible causes?
TMJ: Consider TMJ (tempro mandibular joint syndrome, ddd cervical spine, herniated cervical disc -you should see your physician for definitive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more