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Should I use a heating pad on low to help the pain of my ear infection?

Should I use a heating pad on low to help the pain of my ear infection?

Yes: Sometimes the heat will help pain, but be cautious about the settings; not too hot! oral pain meds like Ibuprofen maybe offer better relief, and of coarse you should return to your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Heat can ease muscle pain. Be careful not to overheat ...Read more


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Have TMJ bad- taking anti-inflammatories. Still in pain- using heating pad. Pain in ear as well-- any suggestions to reduce pain? Am on soft diet.

Have TMJ bad- taking anti-inflammatories. Still in pain- using heating pad. Pain in ear as well-- any suggestions to reduce pain? Am on soft diet.

Good start.: You've done all the right things and since the pain is persisting you need to see a dentist or oral surgeon. Some of the next steps could include x-rays and/or special scan to the joint, prescibing muscle relaxants and maybe an occlusal splint. There are many causes for joint pain that must be determined before selecting the next step in your treatment. ...Read more

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2nd day of stiff neck behind left ear. Shooting pain when moving. Heating pad all night and no relief.

2nd day of stiff neck behind left ear. Shooting pain when moving. Heating pad all night and no relief.

Occipital neuralgia: (on) involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The diagnosis of on is entirely dependent upon history and physical examination. Therefore rec.: see a pain management or orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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woke up in tears bc her ear hurt so bad.gave her Motrin,had her lay on a heating pad propped up and nothing helped.Ear drops hurt her. Ear infection?

Could be: The middle ear will usually hurt if you stretch or hurt the ear drum.This is most commonly due to a build up of pressure behind the drum from pus, but other things can do it.The only way to know is to have her seen.With that degree of discomfort, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Ear hurting along with ringing clogged and pain in jaw and teeth. Drained a lil blood out if it the am. Tried drops neti pod heating pad nothing works?

Ear hurting along with ringing clogged and pain in jaw and teeth. Drained a lil blood out if it the am. Tried drops neti pod heating pad nothing works?

Needs to be seen: You should start by seeing a dentist who will probably also refer you to an ENT specialist. You may have multiple problems at the same time and we can neither diagnose you over the internet nor recommend treatment. This requires a medical history and a clinical exam, and x-rays as well by your dentist. ...Read more

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Is there anything else I should do about fluid in my ear? I am already using a heat source over my ear when I am laying on the couch.

Ear effusion: Treat any nasal congestion from cold or allergy with medications. It'll take a month for middle ear effusion to clear. See ENT if blockage persists and procedure can be perform in office to remove effusion ...Read more

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Sometimes i feel discomfort and heat on my ear?

Sometimes i feel discomfort and heat on my ear?

Ear infection?: Please see you doc because you may have an ear infection. He/she can diagnose it and provide helpful treatment before it gets worse. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My ear& jaw have been hurting for a week. Thinking its TMJ otc pain med no help, what can I do. Heat help soso, but not enough what can I do?

TMJ pain: more information would certainly be needed to make a proper evaluation of the cause of the pain. I would suggest seeing your dentist as soon as possible to see what the possible causes might be ...Read more

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