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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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Earache. Have no olive oil, just vegetable oil can this be used? Have used paracetamol but no good yet.

Earache. Have no olive oil, just vegetable oil can this be used? Have used paracetamol but no good yet.

More time: Paracetamol should be given at the proper dose at least 4 times a day and for 2-3 days. If there are other signs of problems like a significant fever, or any drainage from the ear or severe pain an exam would be indicated. Many ear infections will pass without antibiotics, but a doctor can always tell more by looking at the ear. ...Read more

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My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

My 2 year-old daughter has thick green mucus coming out her eyes and runny nose and fever of 101 for 3 days? I've used garlic oil in her ears for earache.

See dr.: The symptoms as described could be caused by a bacterial infection, and it is recommended for you to bring your daughter to a dr. For an evaluation a soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does camphorated oil work for ear ache in babies?

Does camphorated oil work for ear ache in babies?

NO: Put nothing in the ear of anyone unless it has been evaluated & is art of the treatment. A heat source to lay on & Ibuprofen can soften the pain until the kid is evaluated. ...Read more

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I had an ear ache, so I put baby oil in it. Now I can't get the oil out?

I had an ear ache, so I put baby oil in it.  Now I can't get the oil out?

Irrigation: The oil may have solidified and is attached to either the ear canal skin or even the ear drum. Try 3% hydrogen peroxide, 4 times a day (dropper full) for a week. If that does not help see an ENT doctor for proper and safe removal by either microscopic removal or simple irrigation of warm water. ...Read more

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Sore throat fever then ear ache alternating between ears Irrigated with Eleph wash & put garlic oil in ears pain stopped blood in ears did drum burst ?

Sore throat fever then ear ache alternating between ears Irrigated with Eleph wash & put garlic oil in ears pain stopped blood in ears did drum burst ?

Otitis Media: . You need to consult a physician. Any history of prior ear infection or recent trauma ? You need an examination of ears and throat for infection and labs. If it's Otitis media prescription of antibiotic Ear drops like Ciprodex and / oral antibiotics will help to resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have terrible earaches on a regular basis. My doctor has been unable to find anything wrong. E.R. doctor couldn't find anything either. Suggestions?

I have terrible earaches on a regular basis. My doctor has been unable to find anything wrong. E.R. doctor couldn't find anything either. Suggestions?

TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear problems is TMJ. See ENT doc. If ears negative, see TMJ doc. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Atypical chronic earache?

Atypical chronic earache?

Ear vs jaw: Do you have a history of ear infections or ear surgery? You may have eustachian tube dysfunction which would cause a retraction of your eardrum and pain. Finally there is some chronic ear pain caused in patients who have tmj, or inflammation of the jaw joint. You should see an ENT for this first to rule out the ear problems first. ...Read more

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What can I do for earache?

What can I do for earache?

Depends: Sorry, there are many reasons for ear pain. So the first thing to do is try and find out why it occurs. Is it because one has an ear infection. Is it because one has a problem with a the jaw joint. Is is because one is using a qtip when they shouldt be...Etc. So answer depends why you have it. ...Read more

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How can you cure an earache?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the earache. It may be an outer or a middle ear infection. It may also be due to impacted wax in the ear. Need to see an otolaryngologist for the diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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