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When To Worry About An Earache
See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristic, and intensity of these episodes and take the log with you to a neurologist. Https://www. Aan. Com/Guidelines/Home/ByTopic? TopicId=16, http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1142731-overview ...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
I've had a headache for nearly 6 weeks at the back of my head and neck, sometimes I get a slight earache do I need to worry about this?
Possible TMJ: Your earache could be associated with a TMJ disorder. Headache is common in addition to a forward head posture of 4 inches on average according to research. Each inch forward is 10 lbs on neck so we see cervical vertebrae instability with jaw joint problems leading to headaches at the back of the neck. You may want to consult a dentist trained in treating TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more
I have what I believe is a tonsil papilloma with throat pain hoarse voice and earache and recently night sweats reason to worry about tonsil cancer?
Tonsil cancer: What you are describing is concerning. I recommend follow up with your physician. ...Read more
Have what I believe to be a tonsil papilloma experiencing earache, tooth pain night sweats sore throat hoarse voice. Reason to worry it's cancer?
Possible, but your age suggests non-cancer.
See ENT surgeon for exam, recommendations. ...Read more
I have a serious ear ache traveling by plane. Its down to the side of my neck, is this something to worry about?
Depends: If it happens rarely, probably not big concern, but if it occurs on regular basis may represent eustacian tube problems that should be evaluated by ENT doctor. ...Read more
Four wisdom teeth pulled last week and I have the biggest ear ache on right side. And throbbing pain in my first upper molar. Denist says not to worry?
Dry socket: The symptoms you describe are very classic for a dry socket. This happens when the blood clot in extraction site breaks down. This needs to be treated by cleaning out the site and placing a special packing. You need to be seen by an oral surgeon. Do not take no for an answer. ...Read more
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: It depends on the cause of the earache. It may be an outer or a middle ear infection. It may also be due to impacted wax in the ear. Need to see an otolaryngologist for the diagnosis and proper treatment. ...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 more
Earache: For an acute earache warm olive oil, then place drops in the ear canal. You can place tissue in the ear to hold the oil in place. Then you need to get an exam to deteermine the cause, infection, TMJ syndrome, punctured ear drum, whatever. This is not something to play around with. ...Read more
Depends on earache,: External, middle ear, mastoiditis, etc. Throat pain commonly also (occasionally only) felt in ear area; called referred pain. Treatment for external ear canal otitis different from middle ear otitis. Both: (a) study anatomy & (b) get exam from someone worthy of your trust who will show you & help you understand the issues. Unable to much better than this from a distance. ...Read more
Many factors: Many factors, including wax in the ears, swimmers ear, or a middle ear infection. Can also get referred pain from the thraot or pain from the jaw joint in front of the ear, need to see an otolaryngologist for diagnosis. ...Read more
First, diagnosis: An earache really means pain at the side of your face. There are other anatomical structures at the side of the face, including the jaw joint, the jaw muscles and the upper teeth. If your hearing has not changed, it is unlikely that the ear is the site of your pain. You need to seen an ENT doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
First, diagnosis: Ear ache or otalgia may be caused by a number of disorders. If your hearing has not changed and you are not a q-tip user, it is most likely that your ear is not the site of the pain. Tmd or disorders related to the muscles of mastication are the most common problems causing ear ache in the absence of ear disorders. You first need a diagnosis by and ENT doctor before you proceed. Heat, analgesic. ...Read more
See your dentist: Most earaches are actually not due to the ear they are used to the jaw joint. The jaw joint surrounds the ear and when irritated or inflamed can lead to pain that is experienced "in the ear." if you chew gum, stop. If you clench or grind your teeth see your dentist. ...Read more
See your pcp: Ears don't ache unless there is something wrong with them. You may have an infection, blockage of your eustachian tube, or something more significant. If you have an infection and do not address it your tympanic membrane (eardrum) can rupture. Not only is that unpleasant but ti can affect your hearing. ...Read more
Colds, theething, OM:
When kids get colds it is common to have ear aches due to flid building up in the middle ear, also when babies are teething they may develop ear aches. And you have otitis media, an infection of the middle ear again commonly caused by viruses and bacteria.
Changes of pressure from road trips or air travel are also common. ...Read more
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