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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of An Earache

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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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Any signs and symptoms of an ear infection in adults?

Any signs and symptoms of an ear infection in adults?

Ear infection: Depends on what part of the ear is infected. Usually fullness and pressure type pain. At times pulsating. The tympanic membrane is dull or irritated and may be bulging. Hearing is reduced and there may be dizzyness. May or may not be fever. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ear infection?

What are the symptoms of an ear infection?

Similar to teething: The symptoms of an ear infection - otitis media - can be remarkably similar to those of teething, with all or some of these symptoms: irritability; poor sleep; diarrhea; tugging at ear (placing finger in ear, or even hitting ear); low-grade fever. The only way to tell them apart is careful examination of the ears. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Could an ear infection be the cause of locking jaw, congestion, and a toothache?

Tmd or tmj dysfuncti: Tmj dysfunction can often manifest in similar ways . The symptoms can include an itchy feeling in the ear to painful symptoms in the ear due to clenching and or grinding. The large muscle in front of the ear that is responsible for chewing and clenching can become tender due to overuse. If you touch the muscle body it can be painful and may radiate into the jaw or temples. Locking can occur. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a head cold or a sinus infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of a head cold or a sinus infection?

Pain/pressure: Colds usually are not painful. A cold wiil give nasal cogestion and discharge, and youmay have fever, cough, and malaise. Sinus infection will give you sll the above symptoms but may also include pain snd pressure in the affected sinus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

OM symptoms: can be variable. Some symptoms include fullness, hearing loss, pain, ear drainage, dizziness, and fever. Treatment of ear infections is individualized, but usually consists of some form of antibiotic. Secondary medications may include decongestants, mucolytics, antiinflammatories/steroids and pain medications. ...Read more

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Could oral pain be a symptom of an ear infection?

Could oral pain be a symptom of an ear infection?

I suppose: I suppose it could be, but usually oral/dental pain is referred to the ear. It's very unusual for ear pain to be referred to the mouth, at least in my experience. ...Read more

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What is an episodic course of symptoms?

What is an episodic course of symptoms?

Episodic sumptoms: Maybe you are refering to medical conditions that repeat themselves with symptoms alternating with days weeks or months when they are asymptomatic. One example maybe menieres disease of the ears which causes episodic vertigo with asymptomatic periods for several months, or years. ...Read more

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Whats symptoms of ear infection in adult?

Whats symptoms of ear infection in adult?

Ear pain, discharge: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. Middle ear infections present w/deeper ear discomfort, decreased hearing and possible drainage (if ear drum ruptured). Seeing a specialist is important to treat and make sure nothing more going on nearby that is concerning. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an inner ear infection like?

What are the symptoms of an inner ear infection like?

Pain irritation: Pain, irritation, popping ear, decreased hearing, draining ears, fever, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, dizziness - more common ones. ...Read more

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Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Which symptoms of a sinus infection will cold medicine alleviate?

Some: Usually cough medicine will help alleviate stuffy, runny nose, and aches depending on the medicine you use. They may also alleviate cough and post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection are what?

Symptoms of ear infection are what?

Pain: Pain is the primary symptom. Drainage from the ear can suggest an external infection. ...Read more

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Are pain and fullness symptoms of ear infection?

Are pain and fullness symptoms of ear infection?

Yes: Among other things these are symptoms of ear infections. These symptoms can be associated with many other illnesses as well so see your doctor to make sure that you aren't missing anything more serious. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain/tightness/tingling and arm pain a symptom of an allegy to motrin ?

Is jaw pain/tightness/tingling and arm pain a symptom of an allegy to motrin ?

Motrin Allergy: Allergies to medications usually include a rash, shortness of breath, swollen tongue or mouth. Pain in the jaw, chest tightness and arm pain would suggest a heart problem, like a heart attack. Even at your age, you should get this evaluated. There have been a number of athletes who have suffered significant heart issues with similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a sinus headache?

What are symptoms of a sinus headache?

Sinus symptoms : it is headache that is associated with nasal congestion runny nose pressure and pain over sinuses. It may be a dull headache or may be pounding or pressure type. Pain medicines like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin tend to help ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sinusitis and ear infection?

Many symptoms: The symptoms for sinusitis and ear infection are many and may vary from person to person. For sinusitis it could be fever, headache, facial fullness, thick nasal congestion, cough and potentially other symptoms. For ear infection possible symptoms include fever, ear pain, vomiting, headache. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of an adult onsetting severe dust allergy?

What would be the symptoms of an adult onsetting severe dust allergy?

Dust allergy: Severe dust allergy can give you allergic conjunctivitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma.These symptoms can be present together or individually. ...Read more

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Help! i'm having symptoms of blocked ear for a week from sinusitis?

Help! i'm having symptoms of blocked ear for a week from sinusitis?

2 separate problems: Although the blocked ear and sinusitis may be caused by the same virus, the 2 problems are separate and not causing each other. Rather, most likely the virus is causing nasal obstruction leading to sinusitis and the same virus may be causing Eustachian tube obstruction leading to the blocked ear. I would advise seeing an ENT doctor for help. ...Read more