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Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Alleve: I rountinely use this as its easy and only twice a day. Prescription strength Naproxen is twice the otc dose (500mg twice daily). It can cause GI upset so take with food or if continues may need other prescription med. ...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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Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine the cause of the earache. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate treatment ...Read more

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I have severe ear ache?

Otalgia: See a doctor to r/o outer or middle ear infection. The are many other conditions that can refer pain to your ear. ...Read more

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I'm having a bad ear ache?

I'm having a bad ear ache?

Get checked: Consider getting a smartphone device such as Cellscope which can show what's going on in your ear by taking pictures. Without an exam its going to be impossible to identify the ailment. Good luck and please get checked out ...Read more

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How do I cure an ear ache?

Find the cause: Ear pain can caused by many different things. The best way to cure the ear ache is to make sure you are treating the right cause. I often have patients with ear ache and the cause is something that they weren't expecting (like a problem with their jaw joint). ...Read more

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What to do about ear ache?

What to do about ear ache?

Ear ache: Greetings. Ear aches can be quite painful and disruptive. I have treated patients with infections of the outer ear (swimmers ear) middle ear like an acute otitis media or jaw problems (TMJ). Referred pain to the ear and inner ear problems all exist. If common OTC pain meds like Tylenol/Motrin don't work, then see your ENT Doctor. A hearing evaluation may help, endoscopy or ear cleanings. Good luk ...Read more

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What could cause an ear ache?

MAny things: Most common cause of ear pain is an ear infection. If infection not present then pressure from sinuses and nasal congestion can cause ear ache. In more extreme cases there can be a tumor deep inside that can only be seen on a scan- other conditions often confused w inner ear pain can be TMJ (temporomandibular joint disease) it is inflammation btwn the bones of jour jaw and ear-seek eval by dr. ...Read more

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How can one cure an ear ache?

How can one cure an ear ache?

"DEPENDS": You have no idea how badly I hate to answer a question with the "d" word, but it truly does. Earaches can be caused by many things, including irritation, inflammation, infection, tumors, foreign objects, etc. So in order to "cure an earache, we need to see you, get a history, and look in it and around it. ...Read more

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I have an ear ache when chewing?

I have an ear ache when chewing?

Excessive: If you chew a large amount of gum you can irritate the TMJ so stop the gum and see if it improves over the period of a week and if not see your dentist. ...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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How do I get alleviate an ear ache?

How do I get alleviate an ear ache?

Ibuprofen: Ear pain can be due to several causes, and all of them can be alleviated by ibuprofen. There are outer, middle and inner ear infections, eustachian tube dysfunction, temporomandibular joint inflammation, sinus and throat causes of ear pain. Pain is a marker of inflammation and Ibuprofen is a reasonable anti inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What can be done about an ear ache?

Depends: First you need to find what is causing the discomfort. It may be from an ear infection in the canal or middle ear requiring antibiotics. Or maybe from referred pain from teeth, tmj, tongue, tonsil areas requiring different treatment. Try Motrin first but if still persisting have someone do a good head and neck exam to find the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an ear ache?

Many reasons: It can be due to a problem in the ear or areas surrounding it, or due to areas sharing nerve supply. It can be a middle ear infection, ear canal infection, pain from your jaw joint (tmj), pain from irritation of your throat, etc. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an ear ache?

How do I know if I have an ear ache?

Your ear will hurt.: An earache is just what it sounds like - your ear will hurt. Ear pain is caused by many different things - a change in pressure, an infection, wax in the ear. If your ear is hurting, and especially if you have a fever or it's lasting for a few days, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for ear ache?

Warm oil: Warm oil may soothe the pain, or a heating pad or hot soaks to the side of the face. The question you should be asking is why are you having ear aches. Is it associated with a hearing loss, do you grind your teeth, do you have arthritis of the neck. In short, the answer to your question for remedies should be the question of why do you have the ear aches. Need a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do for ear ache if 58 yo man?

What to do for ear ache if 58 yo man?

Get it checked: If you are 58 and have ear ache it needs to be checked by your doctor and treated appropropely. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a ear ache on right?

Home remedies for a ear ache on right?

Olive oil, garlic jui: The following home remedies have been recommended olive oil garlic juice whole onion cooked and wrapped in a piece of cloth and applied locally on the ear juice freshly squeezed from pepperment leave ginger juice etc as a matter of fact all these have been recommended and may or may not help, but if it persist you should seek medical help. ...Read more

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Home remedies for an ear ache on right?

Home remedies for an ear ache on right?

Olive oil, garlic jui: The following home remedies have been recommended olive oil garlic juice whole onion cooked and wrapped in a piece of cloth and applied locally on the ear juice freshly squeezed from pepperment leave ginger juice etc as a matter of fact all these have been recommended and may or may not help, but if it persist you should seek medical help. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Levin
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Aches (Definition)

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