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Why Is My Head Sensitive To The Touch When I Have An Ear Infection
Non-specific: An ear infection can be confined to the skin of the ear canal (external otitis) or fluid or pus in the middle ear space (otitis media). The latter is almost always associated with a hearing loss. Pins and needles in the head and headache are too non-specific to evaluate except to reassure you that it is unlikely to be due to an ear infection. ...Read more
There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more
Inflammation to head: Outer ear infections (in the ear canal). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. If it is an outer ear infection, the inflammation may spread to the local tissues near the ear on the head. This may be why it is sensitive in that area. If this is not the case, you should make sure that nothing further is ongoing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a ear infection with a sensitive touch to the head for a few days. Now gone, but headache has sustained for a week now. Tight neck muscles, to forehead.... Anything I should be concerned?
What type of ear infection do I have? My ear gets sharp pains whenever i move my head, i can touch my outer ear but it hurts when i apply pressure (like laying my head on a pillow), i feel like something is draining when i sit my head up or tilt it to the
You : You need an exam to determine what kind of infection you have. You could either have an outer ear infection (also known as swimmer's ear) or you could have a middle ear infection with a burst ear drum causing the sudden drainage. Since both of those need antibiotic treatment, you should go see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
How do I know if have vertigo or a bad ear infection? Diagnosed with vertigo a few days ago but now feeling pain to the touch below right ear lobe. Also bump behind right ear, and soreness on bottom of skull on right side. Started with a rash on the right
I thought I had had a ear infection because my head was hurting and pressure no ear infection so what could be happening?
Could be sinus?: There are many causes of pressure and headaches. Some include tension, infection somewhere else, sinus problems etc... It would be a good idea to see your FP so they can work it up, find an etiology and take care of the problem. ...Read more
Ear infection: Ear infections are notorious for being very painful, so yes, they could cause head pain. But if pain persists despite antibiotics, then bring him back for evaluation. Don't ignore possible mastoiditis, sinus infection, meningitis, etc as possible causes of head pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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