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Sore On Ear
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
Ear pain: Have him seen by your doctor to rule out an infection which could be causing him pain. ...Read more
Soreness behind ear on top of head and next to temple ride my bike about 30 km to work everyday with a bag on my back - could it be neck problem?
Tension: Could be muscle tension from the bag transmitted to that area, however given the location. Near the temple you need to see your doctor to rule out a potentially dangerous condition called temporal arteries which can affect your vision. If left untreated can cause blindness on the side which is irreversible. ...Read more
Dr. can check throat: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help decrease the pain. ...Read more
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Chemical burn on my face and in 1 ear from one of those 'magic erasers'...particularly sore in ear. Thought it was normal sponge. What do i do please?
Givin Clindamycin for sore in ear that wont heal. Diahrrea for month now 2 weeks after stopping, imodium (loperamide) safe to take?
Unclear. : For now I would say no. The ear needs to be reevaluated but the problem with the stool is concerning. True diarrhea this long might be a complication of the antibiotics. The germ is called clostridium dificile Need to see your doctor for this as this could cause a problem taking Imodium (loperamide). Can actually rarely develop a toxic situation . ...Read more
I have very sore right ear, painful when I swallow and top of skull is sensitive to touch. Also have sporadic acute shooting pains in same ear. ?
Need exam: Difficult to say without an exam. However, the two most likely ear problems are external otitis (infection of ear canal) and otitis media (infection of the middle ear). If your ear is painful with manipulation, it's probably external otitis. Treat with 50:50 solution of vinegar and alcohol. Just squirt it in the ear, and allow it to drain naturally. Repeat 3-4 times per day. ...Read more
Can TMJ cause ear pain. Soreness under ear and a little discomfort in front of ear. Ear pain is a deep ache. Jaw opens crooked and pops. Comes & goes.
TMJ ear pain: What you are describing is very suggestive of TMJ inflammation especially if you have malocclusion ( teeth don't fit properly). You can take Ibuprofen for the pain, avoid chewing gum, avoid straining the jaw by yawning. You will likely need a dental split or appliance prescribed or created for you by your dentist to minimize the joints hypermobility. You should see your dentist soon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See a doctor: This cannot be evaluated over the internet. You need to be seen and examined. Good luck. ...Read more
Sinus/ear infections: It is likely that you are developing a sinus infection, and possibly ear as well. Nasal congestion/allergies cause swelling on inside of nose which obstructs the sinuses and may result in sinus infection (sinusitis). Also, some postnasal dip occurs commonly and cause itchy throat sensations etc...I would consult doc for eval. In the mean time, some otc cold/allergies meds may help.. Good luck.. ...Read more
I have a saddle PE. 6mths into treatment feeling awful (pulpatations, sore chest+ear, tiredness, battle to walk long dist.) Will I ever get better?
Pulmonary Embolism: Saddle pulmonary embolism is a big embolus blocking both pulmonary arteries. Many people might not survive the event. Things can get better over time with the proper medications. You need to have an echocardiogram and a V/Q scan as a follow up and this can help in deciding if the embolism has dissolved completely or not and how high are the lung pressures. You need to consult with a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After Turbinate Reduction surgery, how long before everything returns to normal? (i.e. congestion, mucus buildup, sore nose, ears popping)
Up to a month: It took mine about that long to heal up. Individual results may vary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more