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Sudden Sharp Pain In Left Ear
Ear ache with sharp pain in left ear, moderate to severe in my 12 year old son who has history of surgery in left ear.
Your question is ???: Sounds like you need to have the kid seen by a doc. Severe pain in the ear could be an infection of the middle ear, or the ear drum itself or both.It might also be a canal infection.Occasionally jaw joint pain can show up as ear pain. With all the possibilities only a hands on exam can sort it out. ...Read more
?neuralgia: A very rare condition, "nervus intermedius neuralgia" can act this way, and if you have slight altered taste over the left side of your tongue, this may be the answer. However, these symptoms could be due to infection, periodic blocking of the eustachian tube, and even referred problems from the jaw (tmj). An exam may pinpoint the issues. ...Read more
Otitis: Female, age unstated says, I just started having a sharp pain in my left ear it comes and goes? Ear Pain due to Ear infection, Otitis, can occur for no apparent reason but it is usually associated w Colds & stuffed up Nose, especially in toddlers and infants but Grandma and parents are welcome to share. Dusty air, cigarette Swimming, Air travel can also do it. Relieved fastest w Doctor's help ...Read more
Could be: It could be a muscle related pain in which case moist heat and gentle stretching may help. Other wise i would suggest getting it diagnosed to make sure it is nothing more serious. I would see an ENT physician if your primary care physician can't help. ...Read more