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What are the causes of a common earache?

What are the causes of a common earache?

Many factors: Many factors, including wax in the ears, swimmers ear, or a middle ear infection. Can also get referred pain from the thraot or pain from the jaw joint in front of the ear, need to see an otolaryngologist for diagnosis. ...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 most commonly causes earache in a child?

What most commonly causes earache in a child?

Colds, theething, OM: When kids get colds it is common to have ear aches due to flid building up in the middle ear, also when babies are teething they may develop ear aches. And you have otitis media, an infection of the middle ear again commonly caused by viruses and bacteria. Changes of pressure from road trips or air travel are also common. ...Read more

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Why would an adult have an earache for 4 months?

Why would an adult have an earache for 4 months?

Prolonged earache: Hello, if you are having prolonged ear pain, it may be related to your TMJ joint. Since the jaw joint is so close to the ear canal, pain from the joint is often referred to the ear. Check with your doctor. There are many possible causes and a detailed history and physical will help identify the cause and thus the treatment. ...Read more

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Adult with a severe earache, what will the dr. Do to fix it?

All depends: The answer depends on the cause. It may be due to an ear problem. Not always the case. Start by seeing a doctor so that it gets fixed. ...Read more

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Does allergy cause earaches?

Does allergy cause earaches?

Usually not.: However frequent allergies, colds, runny nose, sinus infection can potentially affect the eustachian tube and middle ear causing ear pain and dizziness. Follow up with your dr if u don't improve. Take care! ...Read more

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For what reasons might the growth of adenoids cause earaches?

For what reasons might the growth of adenoids cause earaches?

Adenoid/Ear infectio: The adenoids are located in the back of the nose next to the tube that drains the ears- the eustachian tube. A large adenoid can block this tube and prevents the ears from draining well and that can lead to recurrent ear infection. ...Read more

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What can cause frequent earaches quite as well as sinus pain in my face?

What can cause frequent earaches quite as well as sinus pain in my face?

Ear and Facial Pain: This pain can be caused by infections, allergies, nasal polyps, deviated , dental infections or other unusual causes. See your ENT physician to find a solution. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause earache?

Can anxiety cause earache?

I have never seen it: Anxiety can cause a lot of things, but earache would be unlikely. See your family doctor or an ENT doctor to establish a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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