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Dr. Marjorie Delo
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Swimmer's Ear (Definition)

Swimmer's ear (otitis externa) is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more


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I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!

I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!

I am unable to give : you a diagnosis without actually seeing the lump and performing certain tests. Is it towards the jawline, fevers? Is the lump diminishing as your ear gets better? if yes then monitor if it continues for more than 2 weeks, I recommend visiting your primary for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What are some causes for ear and jaw pain?

What are some causes for ear and jaw pain?

Many things: It could be ear related or jaw related and within those categories are many possibilities. It is best to see an orofacial pain specialist for the jaw pain or a physician to rule out ear related pain. ...Read more

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Ear, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity on the left side is caused by what?

Ear, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity on the left side is caused by what?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, tooth sensitivity and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Headache, ear, jaw pain. Feel tired and have a foggy feeling. I think it's my sinus but not sure.

Headache, ear, jaw pain.  Feel tired and have a foggy feeling.  I think it's my sinus but not sure.

Head/jaw/ear pain: The symptoms you are describing can be attributed to the flu, sinus infection, tmj/tmd disorder (usually the result of bruxism, which is chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching), sleep apnea/sleep disorders. See your dentist for an examination and evaluation of tmd. See your medical doctor or an ENT specialist to check for sinus and/ or ear infections. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a bad ear ache and jaw pain, it also hurts to eat. I am 39 and have never had a ear ache before or jaw pain. ?

I woke up this morning with a bad ear ache and jaw pain, it also hurts to eat. I am 39 and have never had a ear ache before or jaw pain. ?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain. Headache, earache, fullness in the ear, ear popping, bite discomfort, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See your dentist or Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something be writing?

Over the past few days I been having tooth and jaw pain its mild and I have an ear pain during the day and night could something  be writing?

Pain: Your symptoms could be due to several coditions including teeth problem, TMJ, sinus pain , nasal congestion or an ear infecton, you need to be checked by your 1ry care physician to make the proper diagnosis, treat you or refer you to an ENT or dentist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Got hit in jaw. Pain in left side of lower jaw and ear. Hurts to eat on that side. Can't close it all the way. Have movement but with pain. Help?

Got hit in jaw. Pain in left side of lower jaw and ear. Hurts to eat on that side. Can't close it all the way. Have movement but with pain. Help?

See Dentist ASAP : It sounds like a possible jaw fracture or a bleed into the TMJ jaw joint. You need an accurate diagnosis from a dentist. They can remmend treatment or proper referral for follow up. ...Read more

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more