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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

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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What do I do for an earache?

What do I do for an earache?

Earche: Usually needs a quick check to see if it's inner ear/otitis media or earcanal/swimmers ear. Could also be from wax, foreign body, or referred pain from throat infection. ...Read more

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What can I do for a toothach?

What can I do for a toothach?

See your DDS: Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of issues. Some of these may be related to infections, the trauma of clenching or grinding your teeth, improper home care, oral habits, etc. The most effective way to determine the cause of your problem is to see your dentist for a comprehensive evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do at home for an earache?

What can I do at home for an earache?

Suggestions: Try warm compresses, tylenol, (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen initially. If it persists especially if there is ear drainage, hearing loss, sore throat, or any other persistent head or neck symptom see ent. ...Read more

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What can I do for a ear infection?

Ear Infection: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help with pain. Take whatever oral or topical antibiotics that your provider prescribed for the recommended length of time. ...Read more

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What should I do for an ear ache?

What should I do for an ear ache?

Why home remedy?: Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. ...Read more

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Ent what can I do for an ear infection?

Ent what can I do for an ear infection?

Get it treated: You need to get it treated. The traditional method is antibiotics, but if you can get the inner ear to drain, then it will resolve on its own in most cases. This can be done with decongestants/nasal sprays that will reduce obstruction/inflammation surrounding the tube that connects the middle ear to the nose. If it is truly infected, it's worth getting a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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What can I do for tmj?

What can I do for tmj?

Orthodontist: First step is to see a dr who can fit a device to try and align the jaws. ...Read more

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What can I do for a tooth ache?

What can I do for a tooth ache?

Pain treatment.: A persistent tooth ache needs to be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider. Untreated it can potentially lead to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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What should I do for an ear infection?

What should I do for an ear infection?

Ear infection: Talk to your pcp to examine & recommend appropriate antibiotic as needed. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an ear infection and what can I take for the pain?

How do you know if you have an ear infection and what can I take for the pain?

Dr must look: Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) might help the pain. But other things can cause the ear to hurt than an infection in the ear and that is why it is important to have it looked at. Be well. ...Read more

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What medicine could i take for an earache?

What medicine could i take for an earache?

Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve: Most cases of ear pain in an adult are due to jaw muscles being irritated or inflamed. Anti-inflammatories, soft diet, and ice are very helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do about an ear infection?

What can I do about an ear infection?

Depends on the type: If you have an ear infection of your ear canal like a swimmer's ear, you need the debris removed and receive antibiotic ear drops. If the infection is behind your ear drum, you need oral antibiotics. If you have chronic ear infections that persist despite antibiotics, you need surgery. The process of treatment begins with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for vertigo?

What can I do for vertigo?

Many: Options include vestibular therapy. Other options include medicines like antivert (meclizine). You may try brandt darrof exercises. ...Read more

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What to do for an earache if tubes?

What to do for an earache if tubes?

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

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What can I do for a cold?

What can I do for a cold?

Fluids, rest.: The best thing to do for a common cold virus is to support your immune system and use remedies to make yourself more comfortable while your body fights it off. In general, drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol, rest & use hygiene measures to limit the spread of germs. Use things like a vaporizer, nasal saline, and otc products to help symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do for a cold?

What can I do for a cold?

Nothing specific: A cold is a viral infection caused by a number of specific respiratory viruses such as rhino-virus. These diseases are self-limited, do not require an antibiotic and resolve with your natural immunity. Drink a lot of nutritious fluids, take vitamin c and let your innate immune system cure you. ...Read more

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What can I do for a plugged ear?

What can I do for a plugged ear?

Find out why: Treatment depends on cause. It can be wax filling your ear canal, it can be fluid behind your ear drum. This needs to be ascertained by somebody looking into your ear. Start with your doctor. ...Read more