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What Can I Do For An Earache
Simple things: Chewing gum or popping your ears may relieve some of the ea discomfort and is perfectly safe during pregnancy. For your sinuses, using a neti pot or just squirt bottle with plain old saline (salt water) may help in clearing congestion and pressure and is again safe. You can take tylenol, but all other meds should be cleared by your ob. If symptoms persist, see your doc as you may need further tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Exam: Any doctor would take a history and perform and examination to try and find out the cause of the symptoms. However these symptoms do not constitute and emergency. The fact that you are typing a question onto the internet supports the non-emergent nature of this problem. This is a problem best addressed by your primary care physician. Please don't clog the ed with things like this. ...Read more
Most likely not ear: 95% of patients i see with ear aches have completely normal ears. What they have is aching around their ears - most commonly in and around their jaw joints. Gum chewing, jaw clenching, teeth grinding and generalized stress is usually responsible. If your hearing is normal your discomfort is most likely your jaw. Try a soft diet, advil and ice 3-4 times a day where it hurts. If no better see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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