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What are some reasons due to headache and a ear ache ?

What are some reasons due to headache and a ear ache ?

Earache: An earache can cause a headache all by itself. However, if the earache gets out of control, it can move to the mastoid bone (behind the ear) and cause a nasty headache. This is very serious as this is an infection in the skull and very close to the brain itself. You should see your physician to be examined. ...Read more

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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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I have a throbbing pain in my upper jaw and also a cold from the past couple weeks. are they related? could the toothache be due to some other reason

I have a throbbing pain in my upper jaw and also a  cold from the past couple weeks. are they related? could the toothache be due to some other reason

Absolutely: Could be sinus inflammation. The nerves are so close to one another, that in many instances a patient would swear they had a major problem with their teeth. When the sinus condition passes, so should your toothache. If not, see your dentist. ...Read more

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I have migraine (prone to migraines), neck is very stiff and sore and have a metallic taste in mouth. What could be the cause of this?

I have migraine (prone to migraines), neck is very stiff and sore and have a metallic taste in mouth.  What could be the cause of this?

MD and DDS: I suggest you consult with a physician regarding the migraines and stiff neck. Regarding the metallic taste, some medications can cause this. You should also see a dentist as there may be some dental issues as well. ...Read more

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I have a concussion and all my symptoms are gone besides nausea and headaches.I get migraines a lot, can that could be contributing to the headaches?

I have a concussion and all my symptoms are gone besides nausea and headaches.I get migraines a lot, can that could be contributing to the headaches?

Can worsen migraine: Migraine headaches are often intense by themselves and having head injury/concussion which can trigger and worsen the pain from your migaine. As long as the symptoms are improving, you should be ok. If worsening, then you need to consult doc.. Concussion may last days to weeks or even months in some severe cases. Follow-up with doc if not better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Extreme dizziness, a lot of tonsil stones, some ear pain and tinnitus for a week. What could be causing the dizziness? There is no ear wax or fluid.

Extreme dizziness, a lot of tonsil stones, some ear pain and tinnitus for a week. What could be causing the dizziness? There is no ear wax or fluid.

Dizziness: Extreme dizziness can be from many causes including severe infection, dehydration, increased pressure in the middle ear space, inner ear inflammation (labrynthitis), cardiac disease, stroke or TIA. An urgent care for formalized testing and in person neurological exam is likely required. Please get help. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why i'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

Many treatments: Make sure you have ruled out inner ear problems, menere's disease, and neuro/vascular issues as well... Once a diagnosis has been made, treatments can include any combination of bite splints, orthodontics, bite balancing and restorative dentistry. Make sure you consult with someone who loves to do this type of care... ...Read more

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Having headache and dizzyness and some kind of sound comes in my ears what will be the problem?

Having headache and dizzyness and some kind of sound comes in my ears  what will be the problem?

Its: Possible you may have a sinus infection with middle ear effusion causing noises. Be check by you doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause a burning flushing feeling up neck to head? My shoulders are also very sore for no known reason.

What could cause a burning flushing feeling up neck to head? My shoulders are also very sore for no known reason.

Muscle spasm : You may have spasm of neck & shoulder muscles, possibly by exercise or work overuse, tension, bad posture, or poor sleep. Start with therapeutic massage focused on those areas; see if that helps. If uncomfortable sensations (lightening-like or burning for example) shoot from your neck & shoulder to fingers, then you may have nerve injury, which calls for clinician examination. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I keep having headaches nausea and a runny nose what can cause this other than sinus problems?

I keep having headaches nausea and a runny nose what can cause this other than sinus problems?

Well: If the problem has been a recurrent one, one needs to consider migraine (usually there is a family history of it). If this is just a recent occurrence, you may just have a virus infection. ...Read more

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I have a constant reoccuring ear infection that causes frequent ringing. Leading to dizziness and motion sickness. What home remedies are there?

I have a constant reoccuring ear infection that causes frequent ringing. Leading to dizziness and motion sickness. What home remedies are there?

Not an infection: You are describing meniere's syndrome not an ear infection. Meniere's syndrome is classically defined as intermittent tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss. In the absence of significant pain which does not let up it is most not likely an infection. I'd recommend seeing an ENT when you are symptomatic for a good ear exam and hearing test. ...Read more

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Can tension in neck and shoulders cause dizziness? if not what could it be? dizziness sometimes all of a sudden?

Can tension in neck and shoulders cause dizziness? if not what could it be?  dizziness sometimes all of a sudden?

Lighteheaded/vertigo: tension in the neck and shoulders are not usually associated with dizziness. Vertigo is a sensation of spinning, like when you jumped of a whirly-gig in the playgorund as a child. Lightheadedness is like when you feel like feinting after giving blood. When you see your doctor you need to give him a history which helps distinguish between these so it will inform how to proceed ...Read more

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I have problems walking in a straight line and with my balance in general. What could be causing this? Is it related to cluster headaches?

I have problems walking in a straight line and with my balance in general. What could be causing this? Is it related to cluster headaches?

Imbalance: You need to get this checked, not sure if the diagnosis of cluster headaches is correct, you need to see your doctor and explain your symptoms. It can be from the brain or from an ear problem and the treatment differs. ...Read more

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What can cause one to have swollen eyes, nausea and a headache?

What can cause one to have swollen eyes, nausea and a headache?

Possibly sinus : If these symptoms were preceded by an upper respiratory infection a bacterial sinus infection may have developed as a result of that. There may also be a pressure feeling between or behind the eyes as well feeling stuffy in the nose. The pressure and headaches may cause nausea. Over the counter medications to decrease the stuffiness in the nose may provide relief. If not see your physician. ...Read more

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Dizzy with severe headache went to several doctors and they can no reason for this problem. ruled out ear problems what could cause this .

Dizzy with severe headache went to several doctors and they can no reason for this problem. ruled out ear problems what could cause this .

Dizzy: Without delay please have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist. No you are not crazy but your doctors don't seem to be helping you. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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I have very bad headache and dizziness what may be the cause?

Multiple causes: Bad headaches should enot be ignored tumor bleeding infection uncontrolled blood pressure hypotension blood glucose are few possible reasons however status migranous could cause dizziness. ...Read more

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I have the common cold and it is causing a horrible sinus headache. What are some home remedies to drain the sinuses?

I have the common cold and it is causing a horrible sinus headache. What are some home remedies to drain the sinuses?

Umcka/ irrigation: This is not exactly a "home remedy" but the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) is proven to work well (whereas research shows antibiotics seldom help). Irrigation with salt water & xylitol can also help- see http://fauquierent.Blogspot.Com/2011/12/how-to-make-xylitol-nasal-flush-at-home.Html for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/sinus_infection1.Html#acv. ...Read more

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I have ringing and a lot of itching in my ear. There is some pain but not a lot. I used to suffer with chronic ear infections. Could this be one?

I have ringing and a lot of itching in my ear. There is some pain but not a lot. I used to suffer with chronic ear infections.  Could this be one?

RECURRENCE: Yes, you could very well be having a recurrent infection or at least something that is causing an inflammation inside your ear. Could also be a simple accumulation of serum that can be eliminated by a simple ear wash. ...Read more

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What causes severe and frequent headaches other than stress and anxiety and could low blood pressure be affecting my headaches and if so some ways of ?

What causes severe and frequent headaches other than stress and anxiety and could low blood pressure be affecting my headaches and if so some ways of ?

Medical consult: There can be many causes, some quite serious, and someone with severe and frequent headaches and blood pressure fluctuations should have their questions first adressed by their primary care physician or neurologist before dismissing them as due to stress or depression. Muscle tension, stress and depression can make headaches worse, but proper medical evaluation is the first step. ...Read more

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What are some reasons due to headache and a ear ache ?

Earache: An earache can cause a headache all by itself. However, if the earache gets out of control, it can move to the mastoid bone (behind the ear) and cause a nasty headache. This is very serious as this is an infection in the skull and very close to the brain itself. You should see your physician to be examined. ...Read more

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Is Sullivan Insufflation done by chiropractor safe? made my ear ache a little when Chiro did it so I quit before he finished. Reason was for headache

Is Sullivan Insufflation done by chiropractor safe? made my ear ache a little when Chiro did it so I quit before he finished. Reason was for headache

See real doctor: Some chiropractors are skillful, honest, and are willing to refer to MD's or DO's when things go wrong. See a licensed physician ASAP, and get advice about your misguided approach. ...Read more

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I have been having headaches on the right side of my head for two weeks now and the occasional ear ache. Now accompanied by noises while laying down.

I have been having headaches on the right side of my head for two weeks now and the occasional ear ache. Now accompanied by noises while laying down.

Neurologist: I recommend a consultation with a neurologist to evaluate these persistent headaches. Since there is also tinnitus, imaging studies will be ordered to look for an acoustic neuronoma, and,if needed, referral to an otolaryngologist will be made because of the ear discomfort and noises you hear. ...Read more

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Why do I get an ear ache and headache after having a filling?

Why do I get an ear ache and headache after having a filling?

Referred pain: It's likely that you are having referred pain- the pain from the work you had done is referred to the ear on that side- especially true if it's teeth on the upper jaw. If the pain is in the TMJ ( the joint where your jaw meets your face) it could be from opening your mouth for long periods of time and maybe you don't need to open it as wide as you do. ...Read more

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When ever I hear loud sounds or high pitched noises I get a ear ache and a slight headache. why?

When ever I hear loud sounds or high pitched noises I get a ear ache and a slight headache. why?

Ear pain: Intratympanic muscles are contracting to protect the ear from noise. These stretch or tense the eardrum which activates receptor pain fibers. best to use ear plugs or a headset if such exposure is anticipated. Headache caused by muscle tension or splinting. ...Read more

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What causes stiff neck ear ache and toothache and headache?

What causes stiff neck ear ache and toothache and headache?

Many things: A tooth infection may cause ear ache and stiff neck. But an infected ear may cause the same symptoms. Start with your dentist and if he does not find a problem visit an ent. ...Read more

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Headache, ear ache and jaw hurts when chewing or opening wide ?

Likely TMJ: Most likely due to TMJ dysfunction or a dental condition. Tmj, temporomandibular joint, is the jaw joint which can become inflamed, irritated, dislocated and cause these symptoms. Common reasons are trauma, chewing on a hard substance, bruxism, etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Yesterday I began having a slight numbness on my left side jawline, ear ache and now headache. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Yesterday I began having a slight numbness on my left side jawline, ear ache and now headache. Could this be a pinched nerve?

Not likely: Some toxin, pathogen, or allergen is causing an issue in the cranial joints or associated musculature, in the ear, or in some tooth. Get checked. ...Read more

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Ive had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when i stand up and i have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Ive had a headache for 3 days! The pain is all round my head but the worst pain in my forehead! I feel dizzy when i stand up and i have an earache in both ears, a tight chest and extremely sore throat! My headache, throat and chest are the worst though, e

Viral syndrome: It sounds like your symptoms are more than you can handle at home. You've tried taking over-the-counter therapies like Paracetamol? You should call your doc since you have dizziness and could be dehydrated. I recommend chicken soup, fluids, and REST until you can be seen. You need something for the chest too-like an inhaler (albuterol). Limit stress and sleep well to avoid these type of infections ...Read more

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Can a sinus ifection cause a headache, ear ache, and fever?

Can a sinus ifection cause a headache, ear ache, and fever?

Yes: All of these symptoms can indicate a sinus infection or they could be something like the common cold. Generally a cold will make you more congested than a sinus infection. Also a cold will probably resolve in a day or two on its own. If these symptoms are not resolving soon, then you need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I had an ear ache about 4 days ago and now i'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head . I rarely get headaches. Help?

I had an ear ache about 4 days ago  and now i'm getting quick sharp pains in my left temple and the back of head . I rarely get headaches.  Help?

See below: Any sinus congestion? Earache may have been part of URI including sinuses, which can cause referred pain to back of head. Try nasal irrigation with saline spray. If not being treated for high blood pressure, might add decongestant. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If develop fever &/or purulent nasal discharge, see pcp for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having constant headaches and ear ache for a month along with dizziness and I want a scan is it ok to ask for one from my GP?

I have been having constant headaches and ear ache for a month along with dizziness and I want a scan is it ok to ask for one from my GP?

Constant HA: If your GP is able to make his diagnosis and treat you without the need for a scan, then there is no need for one. Good idea to go and see your GP about your problem anyhow. ...Read more

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I am experiencing jaw pain and ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation) (severity: mild) . The following also describe me: Headache and Cough....

I am experiencing  jaw pain and ear ache (quality: dull or aching sensation) (severity: mild) . The following also describe me: Headache and Cough....

Many possibilities: Sorry, your question got cut off after the word "Cough." May be TMJ, ear infection, sinus, muscle strain, and so many other possibilities. See your Dentist for an examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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I recently woke up with an inner ear ache. And my jaw is sore. With a headache. What could be the cause?

I recently woke up with an inner ear ache. And my jaw is sore. With a headache. What could be the cause?

Grinding/ Clenching?: If you are clenching and/or grinding your teeth at night, you are likely to wake up with jaw pain, ear ache, headache or s combination. You may also have tenderness over the jaw joint or temple area. Check with your primary doctor or your dentist to verify. ...Read more

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I have really bad ear ache a headache a tight chest And a fever, I've started to be sick too is this something I need to be really concerned about?

I have really bad ear ache a headache a tight chest And a fever, I've started to be sick too is this something I need to be really concerned about?

Illness: The simple fact that you describe a "really bad ear ache and headache" should warrant a visit to the Doctor's office to be officially evaluated and properly diagnosed to see if you need any medication to treat and improve your condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

Aches are ...Read more