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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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I have a head ache in my neck mostly. I laid on a heating pad to try and help. Now I can barely pick my head up it hurts so bad.

I have a head ache in my neck mostly. I laid on a heating pad to try and help. Now I can barely pick my head up it hurts so bad.

Neck pain: Tension migraines are headaches that come from tense muscles of the neck that insert on the back of the head. The headaches are usually from compensatory muscle spasm due to abnormal alignment of the cervical spine. Massage, physical therapy, and chiropractic care are helpful to relieve the neck pain and headaches. ...Read more

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I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

Uncertain ? Diagnosi: Need to know the diagnosis. We see this kind of problem in a lot of situations that you need a better diagnosis to clarify your therapy. It depends on examination the range of motion of your neck and even the muscle tone in myofascial tender points. You may well need imaging, x-rays and even injections. ...Read more