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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
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
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
Probably not related: The head injury and the ear infection are probably two separate incidences. The ear infection was probably detected because as part of the routine exam after a head injury, the doctor looks into the ear for signs of skull base fracture. In this case, when they looked, they found the ear infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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