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Why would an adult have an earache for 4 months?

Why would an adult have an earache for 4 months?

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

Dr. M. Jay Petruska
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Ear Ache (Definition)

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


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Adult with a severe earache, what will the dr. Do to fix it?

All depends: The answer depends on the cause. It may be due to an ear problem. Not always the case. Start by seeing a doctor so that it gets fixed. ...Read more

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Adult, earache, clr drainage, pain, dizzy, some throat pain under ears, low fever(new), no ins. home remedy? for over a week. Thank you!

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 a doctor: You need to examined for a proper diagnosis and possible antibiotics as well as decongestants. Your health is worth paying for and preventing others from catching it is also important. Hope you get treated and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Best OTC for an ear ache for an adult?

Alleve: I rountinely use this as its easy and only twice a day. Prescription strength Naproxen is twice the otc dose (500mg twice daily). It can cause GI upset so take with food or if continues may need other prescription med. ...Read more

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Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine the cause of the earache. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate treatment ...Read more

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What do I do for an earache?

What do I do for an earache?

Earche: Usually needs a quick check to see if it's inner ear/otitis media or earcanal/swimmers ear. Could also be from wax, foreign body, or referred pain from throat infection. ...Read more

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What to do for an earache if tubes?

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

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What will a ER dr. Do for an earache and dizziness?

What will a ER dr. Do for an earache and dizziness?

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