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What To Do For An Earache In Adults
Prolonged earache: Hello, if you are having prolonged ear pain, it may be related to your TMJ joint. Since the jaw joint is so close to the ear canal, pain from the joint is often referred to the ear. Check with your doctor. There are many possible causes and a detailed history and physical will help identify the cause and thus the treatment. ...Read more
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
Adult, earache, clr drainage, pain, dizzy, some throat pain under ears, low fever (new), no ins. Home remedy? For over a week. Thank you!
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Exam: Any doctor would take a history and perform and examination to try and find out the cause of the symptoms. However these symptoms do not constitute and emergency. The fact that you are typing a question onto the internet supports the non-emergent nature of this problem. This is a problem best addressed by your primary care physician. Please don't clog the ed with things like this. ...Read more
Simple things: Chewing gum or popping your ears may relieve some of the ea discomfort and is perfectly safe during pregnancy. For your sinuses, using a neti pot or just squirt bottle with plain old saline (salt water) may help in clearing congestion and pressure and is again safe. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) but all other meds should be cleared by your ob. If symptoms persist, see your doc as you may need further tx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear vs jaw: Do you have a history of ear infections or ear surgery? You may have eustachian tube dysfunction which would cause a retraction of your eardrum and pain. Finally there is some chronic ear pain caused in patients who have tmj, or inflammation of the jaw joint. You should see an ENT for this first to rule out the ear problems first. ...Read more
Depends: Sorry, there are many reasons for ear pain. So the first thing to do is try and find out why it occurs. Is it because one has an ear infection. Is it because one has a problem with a the jaw joint. Is is because one is using a qtip when they shouldt be...Etc. So answer depends why you have it. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Getting rid of an earache involves treating the underlying problem. It can be caused by something in/around the ear or, more commonly, referred from somewhere else. This is commonly from TMJ issues. A persistent earache in someone who uses tobacco is especially worrisome as it could mean a tumor in the throat. An evaluation by your doctor or an ENT will help. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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