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What does it mean if I have ear pain?

What does it mean if I have ear pain?

Several causes: Ear pain can develop from inflammation of the ear canal skin, from a middle ear infection, TMJ inflammation or even from problems affecting sites far from the ear such as the throat. Most commonly, ear pain is due to an ear infection- either in the middle ear or ear canal. If these areas area normal, then the hunt for the source of the pain can be complex but needs to be complete. ...Read more

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What does it mean if i'm having ear pain after using hydrogen peroxide?

Pain: It could be the hydrogen peroxide itself. However if you have done this is the past without pain likely you have an external otitis. Get checked. An ototscope exam would tell what is wrong. ...Read more

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I have ear pain and ear leakage mean infection, what to do for treatment?

Time for visit: This can mean an active middle ear infection with a perforation of the ear drum or just a significant canal infection.Treatment would differ based on the actual site of the infection. If a perforation in an adult, it would require longer term followup and possible repair. This is one issue that deserves an office evaluation with your doc. ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent ear pain .... Dr said saw inflammation when checked .. What can this mean ?

Sharp intermittent ear pain .... Dr said saw inflammation when checked .. What can this mean ?

IRRITATION: inflammation is different than infection inflammation is irritation that could go away by itself. is different from infection which needs antibiotic to go away. ...Read more

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Inner cheek swelling with ear pain. What does this mean?

Swelling and pain: One possibility is an abcessed tooth. A second possiblity is a blocked and/or infected saliva gland. You should see your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes sudden ear pain, and does it mean damage has taken place?

What causes sudden ear pain, and does it mean damage has taken place?

Maybe not: Sudden ear pain is often due to pressure in the middle ear changing the position of the eardrum. For example, rapid descent in an airplane will cause the eardrum to be sucked in towards the middle ear, and causes pain. Infected pus fluid in the middle air space will force the eardrum outwards and cause pain. A doctor needs to examine a painful ear quite soon, in case there is a serious problem. ...Read more

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