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Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Need more informatio: Not enough info or history here to reasonably advise you...Enough symptoms, however, to advise you to see your family doc for a checkup and discussion of the problem further and in more detail. ...Read more

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

Pain felt in ear can be result of conditions that affect the ear directly such as ear infections, traumatic injury to ear, impacted ear wax, as well as benign or malignant growths of ear. Pain in ear can be referred from conditions that affect the throat, teeth, or jaw including tonsil/throat infections, dental infections, jaw joint inflammation, benign ...Read more


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What can a heart patient take to relieve somewhat symptoms of a bad cold that came on fast? Symptoms complete head congestion, earaches, chills.

What can a heart patient take to relieve somewhat symptoms of a bad cold that came on fast? Symptoms complete head congestion, earaches, chills.

If you are having : Chills i advised you to see a physician asap. That's a symptom of an active infection. Possibly antibiotics need to be started. Decongestant need to be avoided. Decongestant free medication like coricidin hbpa possibility. A pharmacist always can help you. ...Read more

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Night before last I began cold/sinus symptoms: congestion, frontal headache, earache, and jaw/tooth ache. I'm 30 wks pregnant. What can I take safely?

Night before last I began cold/sinus symptoms: congestion, frontal headache, earache, and jaw/tooth ache. I'm 30 wks pregnant. What can I take safely?

Multiple Issues?: Sounds like you could potentially have multiple issues going on, but possibly a good sinus infection. Pregnant women can typically take Tylenol (acetaminophen) but not NSAID's (aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen). Antibiotics that are in pregnancy category B are considered safe such as penicillin & amoxicillin. This assumes you have no allergies, but you need to see a doctor/dentist for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Long term numbness on left side eyesight blurry. Been over a year now symptoms getting worse more numbness earache what could it be? Brain MRI clear

Long term numbness on left side eyesight blurry. Been over a year now symptoms getting worse more numbness earache what could it be?  Brain MRI clear

Need a long-term doc: your condition sounds serious. You should establish care with a doctor who can follow your symptoms & guide you appropriately (perhaps whoever ordered the MRI?). Alternatively, use HealthTap Prime. Since the MRI, I assume, is negative, thoughts of a complicated Migraine and Temporal Arteritis come to mind. Other tests (mainly clinical exam) establish these conditions - won't show up on Radiology. ...Read more

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Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

Are earaches symptoms of hearing loss and deafness?

Not usually: Otalgia, or ear pain, can be caused by infections of the middle ear, infection of the outer ear, referred pain from the jaw, or eustachian tube dysfunction. The last item is the feeling you may get of "popping" when on an airplane as it is ascending or descending due to changes in pressure. Hearing loss and deafness can be the result of repeated severe ear infections, but this is not common. ...Read more

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Can an earache with dulled hearing be a symptom of an infected tooth or gums?

Can an earache with dulled hearing be a symptom of an infected tooth or gums?

Not likely: I always hesitate to say "never, " but i don't believe I have heard impaired healing as a symptoms of a tooth infection. Ear pain is quite common, however. The pain can be a referred pain, or be originating in the jaw joint just in front of the ear. Best way to investigate is to have the teeth looked at by a dentist or see an ENT for your ears. ...Read more

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I have had earache followed by a feeling of warmth in my right ear,previously DX with sinusitis,2courses of coamoxiclauv,symptoms returned,what to do?

I have had earache followed by a feeling of warmth in my right ear,previously DX with sinusitis,2courses of coamoxiclauv,symptoms returned,what to do?

Earache: In recurrent ear ache I check for GERD -during the night may reflux into sinuses. Elevate head of bed w/ pillow under head of bed. Try zyrtec in the evening before bed and ranitidine a H2 blocker which will help GERD and acts as an antihistamine. Test for food allergies as in individuals w/ milk/food allergy I have seen recurrent sinusitis. May need nasal spray : astelin or nasocort f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Can earaches be a symptom of infected gums or a tooth abscess?

Can earaches be a symptom of infected gums or a tooth abscess?

Yes: Due to the proximity of the ear to the mouth, and the distribution of nerves in the area, dental problems can often cause pain to radiate to the ears. Frankly, gum disease seldom hurts until an advanced stage (periodontal abscess). Tooth abscess frequently presents with ear pain. Also, "tmj" problems (from jaw joints or associated muscles) often causes chronic ear pain or ringing in ears. ...Read more

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Terrible earache, 100.3 fever and sinus pain. My doc gave no antibiotics yesterday. I told him its been 4 weeks now , same symptoms. What can I do ?

Terrible earache, 100.3 fever and sinus pain. My doc gave no antibiotics yesterday. I told him its been 4 weeks now , same symptoms. What can I do ?

See an ENT doctor: You need to be seen again and fully examined and perhaps evaluated with imaging studies to determine what is going on and the extent of involvement. You have a severe chronic infection and the potential for very severe complications of sinusitis exist and need to be assessed. If your doctor is unfamiliar with these you may need a second opinion. ...Read more

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