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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of An Earache

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Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn Dr. Schermerhorn
General Practice
36 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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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


Dr. Rodney Del Valle Dr. Del Valle
Anesthesiology
32 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Kyle Shank Dr. Shank
Dentistry
9 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Dr. Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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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

Dr. Henry Ng Dr. Ng
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
16 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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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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Dr. Jonathan Richards Dr. Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics
14 years in practice
University of Minnesota Medical School
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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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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Dentistry
34 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Michael Ein Dr. Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
44 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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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Dr. John Michel Dr. Michel
Family Medicine
42 years in practice
Hahnemann Medical College
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My 8 yr old is complaining of sore ears. Not inside her ears like with an earache. No other apparent symptoms. Should I be concerned at all?

My 8 yr old is complaining of sore ears. Not inside her ears like with an earache. No other apparent symptoms. Should I be concerned at all?

Yes: Frequently children go swimming in the summer. There is a type of ear infection of the outer ear canal. This can become severe and does merit treatment. Usually treated with drops and staying out of water for several days. The ears should be looked at as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Kessler Dr. Kessler
Family Medicine
11 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Headaches. Earaches. Ringing in ears. Mostly on right side of head and right ear. Any other symptoms to look out for? Should i see my gp?

Headaches. Earaches. Ringing in ears. Mostly on right side of head and right ear. Any other symptoms to look out for? Should i see my gp?

Yes.: Ringing in the ear (tinnitus) is common and there are many causes. Unilateral tinnitus always needs to be evaluated more carefully. Most gp's can help to find out what the cause is. Sometimes you may need to see an otolaryngologist (ENT) and sometimes people need to have an mri. Start with a good history and exam with your physician and take it from there. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Can a earache and sore breast be on of the pregnancy symptoms?

Can a earache and sore breast be on of the pregnancy symptoms?

Not earache: Sore breast can be associated with pregnancy usually at the later stage but not the earache. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Hill Dr. Hill
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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What does a person have if they have symptoms of headache, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, earache, jawache, tighten muscle all together?

What does a person have if they have symptoms of headache, dizziness, nausea, blurred vision, earache, jawache, tighten muscle all together?

Giant cell arteritis: This condition, also known as temporal arteritis, is a relative emergency and needs to be addressed asap! i would recommend immediate medical attention with the possibility of intravenous steroids and an eventual biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Devin Cunning Dr. Cunning
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Dx otitis media Wed. (First developed previous Thu.) Rx antibiotics and ear drops. Symptoms got better, but this AM felt ill, dizzy, and earache.

Dx otitis media Wed. (First developed previous Thu.) Rx antibiotics and ear drops. Symptoms got better, but this AM felt ill, dizzy, and earache.

Pressure: Persistent or progressive symptoms despite antibiotics may indicate persistent (noninfectious) fluid or persistent infection resulting in asymmetric middle ear pressure and dizziness. If no myringotomy (ear) tube or ear drum perforation exists drops are unnecessary. See an otolaryngologist with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Laura McMullen Dr. McMullen
Pediatrics
17 years in practice
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8 year old daughter woke up with sinus pain, sore throat, earache, congestion. What can I give her to treat the symptoms? She is extremely healthy, has never had sinus symptoms before. No fever yet.

8 year old daughter woke up with sinus pain, sore throat, earache, congestion. What can I give her to treat the symptoms? She is extremely healthy, has never had sinus symptoms before. No fever yet.

There : There are a few things you can do to treat a cold caused by an upper respiratory virus. - voice rest - probably the best thing you can do for a sore throat and raspy voice. - drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated - hot tea with honey and lemon - chicken noodle soup - our grandmas were right! research shows that chicken noodle soup is very helpful in treating a cold. - or just a spoon-full of honey - honey has been shown to be as effective a cough suppressant as many over the counter medications - inhale steam from a shower or cool mist from a vaporizer - Acetaminophen and/or Ibuprofen can help with inflammation and throat, ear and sinus pain symptoms from a cold virus should start to improve after a few days. If it does not, of if she gets worse or has any difficulty breathing, call her doctor. You should also call her doctor if the sore throat worsens (could be strep) or if her ear pain worsens (ear infection) or for any new fevers or rash. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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My mom has a sore throat, chest congestion and a earache..She is on aspirin, losartin and citalopram...What antibiotics can she take for her symptoms?

My mom has a sore throat, chest congestion and a earache..She is on aspirin, losartin and citalopram...What antibiotics can she take for her symptoms?

See her doctor: Antibiotics will not help a viral illness, if that's what she has. If she feels she has more than a cold (which will improve with rest, fluids, decongestants, etc) she needs to see her primary care doctor for an assessment and suggestions. Since we don't know her whole history (including allergies), and have not examined her, we on healthtap can't recommend particular antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour Dr. Sadighpour
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Tehran University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
Dentistry
50 years in practice
New York University College of Dentistry
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Earache, very sore throat, runny nose, chills, body feels weak, teeth/gum pain and nauseous. What can it be and what to do to treat all symptoms?

Earache, very sore throat, runny nose, chills, body feels weak, teeth/gum pain and nauseous. What can it be and what to do to treat all symptoms?

Perhaps a virus?: You listed many symptoms which are all probably related. If you see a physician, i'm confident he\she will be able to help you feel better. We can't diagnose and treat you over the internet. Wouldn't that be wonderful? ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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