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Sudden Ear Pain In Adults
Maybe not: Sudden ear pain is often due to pressure in the middle ear changing the position of the eardrum. For example, rapid descent in an airplane will cause the eardrum to be sucked in towards the middle ear, and causes pain. Infected pus fluid in the middle air space will force the eardrum outwards and cause pain. A doctor needs to examine a painful ear quite soon, in case there is a serious problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden ear pain, loud ringing, intensified in hours, fluid movmnt when pops causing icrutiating pain, sore neck, lymph nodes, mucus, becoming intolerable?
See doc asap: That kind of sudden intese pain along with reaction in lymph nodes is a history that suggest possible ear infection. In any even the pain is screaming - go get it seen! you may need some antibiotics or done some injury to the ear that got infected. This is not something for self treatment without a medical exam. See your doc or go to an urgent care center. This can get worse without treatment. ...Read more
Sudden ear pain that intensified in hours, loud ringing, fluid movement when pops causing icrutiating pain, sore neck, lymph nodes, mucus, just awful pain?
I have sudden ear pain, sore itchy throat and no fever for 3 days now. It happens in the morning . What could be wrong ?
I had grommets inserted when i was 5 three times and now as a adult i get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute. Is this normal?
Not from the tubes: Very unlikely the ear pain you are getting has anything to do with the tubes you had as a child. Most like cause is strain of the tempromandibulr joint(tmj). Try motrin, soft diet for a week and don't chew gum, ice, etc. Try to chew opposite the side that hurts. If this doesn't work, see your physician. ...Read more
36 yo female with right ear pain for 2 days (no fever, drainage or other symptoms). History of ear infections as adult and child. I take azathioprine for crohn's. Should i go to doctor or wait?
Any hearing loss: The first question i ask a patient with ear ache (otalgia) is if there is any hearing loss associated with pain. If there is no hearing loss and particularly if the pain is in front of the ear, i would be thinking tmd. This could be joint disease, muscle spasm or referred pain to the side of the face (ear) from dental disease as the other reviewer suggested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couple thots: You may be experiencing pain primarily within the temporomandibular joint (tmj syndrome), that is referred to the ear. A dental eval may help to confirm. A rare condition called "nervous intermedius neuralgia" typically causes intense pain lasting several minutes to hours, and can be confirmed if loss of taste on the same side. An ENT doc may help with this. Mastoid problems may be considered. ...Read more
Yes: The ear pain from sudden decrease in altitude is caused by the eardrum being pulled inward. This is because middle ear space has a pressure less the air space around your body. Chewing gum, swallowing, sipping through a straw or doing a valsalva maneuver will equalize the ear space pressure with the atmosphere. To do a valsalva pinch the nose closed, close mouth and blow so air pushes toward ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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