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I have ear pain not going anywhere, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pain not going anywhere, what to do for treatment?

Ibuprofen: If viral, you only need comfort measures.Ibuprofen and occasionally holding gentle heat to the ear (heating pad on low or compress) will often do the trick.If it persists, you need to have it evaluated to see if specific treatments are needed. ...Read more

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

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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I have ear pain caused from weight lifting, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pain caused from weight lifting, what to do for treatment?

See TMJ specialest: Consider the possibility of a TMJ condition. The jaw muscles in the face and on the side of the head when fatigued become very tender and cause headaches, tenderness to hand pressure. Many patients also experience ear pressure, ringing, and ear pain which can be symptoms of a TMJ condition. For a TMJ specialist visit AACFP.org Consider wearing an mouth prop on the front teeth only to help. ...Read more

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Im ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment

Im ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment

Outer ear infection: It sounds like you may be suffering from a chronic outer ear infection. This can be caused by bacteria or fungus. If this has been going on for some time, you ought to be seen by an ENT physician for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have outer ear pain in my right ear after i sleep. I do have a tooth that has a temporary filling on the same side with a root canal treatment. Could they be related?

I have outer ear pain in my right ear after i sleep. I do have a tooth that has a temporary filling on the same side with a root canal treatment. Could they be related?

Many possibilities: Tooth pain commonly does radiate and can be perceived as ear pain. It should be understood, however, that there may be other possibilities as well. I never recommended a temporary filling after root canal treatment. The root canal was done to cleanse the inside of your tooth. Temporary fillings have a risk of leaking and compromising the tooth. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ear pain and had cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treatment still occurring back of head hurting and my throat has by touch large round egg size swelling throat pain?

Ear pain and had cipro (ciprofloxacin) for treatment still occurring back of head hurting and my throat has by touch large round egg size swelling throat pain?

Go back: See the doctor who examined you and prescribed the ciprofloxacin. The infection may be more extensive than they thought, the organism may not be sensitive and other issues may be present. ...Read more

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What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why i'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why i'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

Many treatments: Make sure you have ruled out inner ear problems, menere's disease, and neuro/vascular issues as well... Once a diagnosis has been made, treatments can include any combination of bite splints, orthodontics, bite balancing and restorative dentistry. Make sure you consult with someone who loves to do this type of care... ...Read more

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If TMJ is cause of major ear pain (worse when weather changes), ENT says ear is normal, what is course of action? Custom mouth guard? Massage therapy?

If TMJ is cause of major ear pain (worse when weather changes), ENT says ear is normal, what is course of action? Custom mouth guard? Massage therapy?

See your dentist: Have your dentist evaluate or refer you to an oral surgeon that can better assess the area and come up with a treatment modality that just does not mask the symptoms. Once the proper diagnosis is attained, a nightguard may be the correct therapy, a series of visits with an physical therapist, or other treatments may be indicated based upon clinical and radiographic interpretation. ...Read more

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What is the best relief from ear pain due to a severe cold?

Sinus rinse: Sinus rinses - like those made by NeilMed are great; decongestants like pseudephedrine however probably are not ideal with a heart condition. ...Read more

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Whats the best remedy for ear pain ?

Whats the best remedy for ear pain ?

Treat the cause: Treatment to resolve ear pain depends on the cause. If it is directly related to the ear, as with an external or middle ear infection, then a topical and/or oral antibiotic or anti-fungal is needed. Infection or inflammation in the throat, molars or base of tongue region can present with ear pain. See your primary doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to manage my pain in my ear? doctor said my ear pain sounds like a trapped nerve.

I need more history: Hello there, How long have you had the pain? What causes it? did you get a diagnosis? it s outer, middle or inner ear? is there any hearing loss? What treatments did you try? And any other info you can provide please..Thanks ...Read more

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Will keflex and a decongestant take care of ear pain/pressure? Will a heating pad also help to ear. Started with chest cold a week ago. Moved to my head. Have also had a fever for 1 week. Sudden onset of pressure/pain in left ear yesterday. Some yellowish

Unless : Unless the ear pain and pressure are secondary to a bacterial infection, antibiotic therapy is unlikely to be helpful. We often prescribe antibiotics for persistent complaints beyond a week that may have been initiated by a viral prodrome to prevent secondary superinfection. Keflex, in general, would not be considered the drug of choice for community acquired otitis media. An oral decongestant can assist in relief of nasal, sinus, and mucosal congestive changes leading to eustachian tube dysfunction resulting in ear pain and pressure. Topical afrin is more effective as a decongestant as it works more directly at the target site as long as you respect the 3-5 day maximal useage recommendations to avoid rebound congestion (rhinitis medicamentosa). A heating pad for inflammatory conditions may actually worsen the pain by increasing the firing rate of the nerves carrying the pain impulses.If you continue with ear drainage of the type you are referring i would have the ear examined to rule out sponataneous perforation of the eardrum. ...Read more

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When i exercise heavily and with cool weather I have severe ear pain, 15 minutes after i stop exercising the pain stops. What is the cause and cure?

When i exercise heavily and with cool weather I have severe ear pain, 15 minutes after i stop exercising the pain stops. What is the cause and cure?

Eustachian tube: The ear/nose/thorat area is interconnected. The eustachian tube connects the ear canal to the rest ; sensitive to changes of pressure. When you are taking a shower, turbulence happens to air with the steam rising, the shower curtain draws in. The eustachian tube experiences something similar in your case when you run. Perhaps the shape in your body is narrower, perhaps, you have sinusitis etc. ...Read more

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I'm having flu wd ear pain and throat infection what would be best for me?

I'm having flu wd ear pain and throat infection what would be best for me?

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help decrease pain. ...Read more

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I'm 31-years-old. How can I best treat the flu and my ear pain?

I'm 31-years-old. How can I best treat the flu and my ear pain?

Flu tx.: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more