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I have had an earache, swollen lymph nodes and no fever for about a month. Have seen an ENT who can find nothing wrong. Suggests naproxen for pain. Possible CT and/or neurologist. What could it be?

I have had an earache, swollen lymph nodes and no fever for about a month. Have seen an ENT who can find nothing wrong. Suggests naproxen for pain. Possible CT and/or neurologist. What could it be?

Lymphadenitis: Enlarged lymph nodes in anyone over the age of 40 must be taken seriously. I would recommend a ct scan of the neck and a fine needle aspiration bioosy if the lymph nodes have been enlarged greater than 11 mm for a month, and have not responded to a course of antibiotics. ...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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I am experiencing headache (quality: dull or aching sensation) (side: front) (worsened by: when I'm tired, during menstruation) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hours) (better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)), nausea (severity: mild), ear ache (q

I am experiencing headache (quality: dull or aching sensation) (side: front) (worsened by: when I'm tired, during menstruation) (severity: mild) (occurred: > 3 hours) (better by: nsaids (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)), nausea (severity: mild), ear ache (q

Headache: Sounds like a Migraine headache. These are accompanied by pre headache visual changes, nausea, and sometimes vomiting.
There are both preventive and daily meds available after you have been thoroughly worked up with imaging tests, and exam that can prevent the headache pain.
Not sure how the ear ache fits in with the Migraine. That s why need to have exam. ...Read more

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4 fill 1 RCT wis. Headache earache. Toothache but can't tell which. Pain for 3 wks. Teeth severe pain from cold liquid. Possible not tooth related?

4 fill 1 RCT wis. Headache earache. Toothache but can't tell which. Pain for 3 wks. Teeth severe pain from cold liquid. Possible not tooth related?

Most likely RCT: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I'm having severe tooth pain. My dentist doesn't see anything wrong with my tooth. Can this be an earache?

I'm having severe tooth pain. My dentist doesn't see anything wrong with my tooth. Can this be an earache?

Which tooth?: Some pain can be referred. You may have a sinus condition, could be an impacted tooth, could even be a cracked tooth. Have your dentist take another look or see an endodontist. ...Read more

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Can exposed nerve in tooth lead to blood clot or anyerism lower back tooth has fell apart, leaving tissue exposed. In last 2 months I have experienced a severe jolting, pulsatting pain. When this occurs; I also develope an earache and headache. Have not s

I: I don't think you have to worry about a broken tooth causing a blood clot or an aneurysm, which is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel.

You have to be worried about an infection which can spread into your bone, and possibly your bloodstream, taxing your immune system. Add in the possibility of localized swelling and the pain involved, and you can see that you need to make it a priority, somehow, someway, insurance or no insurance, to see a dentist.

Self medicating with an unknown antibiotic that you don't know will even work, let alone if you even have an infection, is not the correct way to treat this. Get in touch with your county department of social services for guidance and get this longstanding problem treated before it becomes an all out emergency. ...Read more

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Can motrin and Aleve (naproxen) be taken together for tooth pain my 13 yr old has severe pain and needs a root canal but motrin alone doesn't seem to be working

Can motrin and Aleve (naproxen) be taken together for tooth pain my 13 yr old has severe pain and needs a root canal but motrin alone doesn't seem to be working

No: I would recommend alternating between otc Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) every 3-4 hours for short term pain relief. See the dentist as soon as possible for definitive treatment of the tooth in question. Definitive treatment is root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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What can help severe tooth nerve pain until I can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

What can help severe tooth nerve pain until I can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

Need help: There is only so much you can do for yourself. You most likely have an abscessed tooth. If you have a dentist, call him up for an antibiotic. Controlling the infection will knock the pain down. If not see urgent care or er, for medication until dentist can be seen. Do not hesitate. ...Read more

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I have severe pain due to my wisdom teeth coming in. They are not infected and are coming in properly. Can I take aleve (naproxen) and then take oxycodone later?

I have severe pain due to my wisdom teeth coming in. They are not infected and are coming in properly. Can I take aleve (naproxen) and then take oxycodone later?

Ask: Ask your Dentist, who knows your history and physiology, to stage your medications. The correct dose at the proper interval is very important. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with TMJ pain at ER yesterday. Now noticed my lower jaw sits further left than before. Teeth don't line up. Is this normal for TMJ problems?? Taking naproxen 550 now for severe muscle pain

Diagnosed with TMJ pain at ER yesterday. Now noticed my lower jaw sits further left than before. Teeth don't line up. Is this normal for TMJ problems?? Taking naproxen 550 now for severe muscle pain

No it is not.: My advise either go and see a dentist and make sure there is no problem with your joint, or go and see ENT specialist.
something is not right there, they are supposed to be symmetrical, in spite of the inflammation.
the dentist might be able to help,
discovering why, and providing mouth guard.
the ENT might be able to inject steroid in the joint for the inflammation and the pain. ...Read more

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Been having ear pain for two day what can I do to stop the pain also I been taking Aleve (naproxen) for the pain and doxycycline but I still having pain?

Been having ear pain for two day what can I do to stop the pain also I been taking Aleve (naproxen) for the pain and doxycycline but I still having pain?

Make an appointment: It is difficult to make an assessment of your problem through this venue. And since god only gave you two ears, I recommend that you see your healthcare provider soon. ...Read more

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Cannot sleep due to tooth extraction and earache. Please help?

Cannot sleep due to tooth extraction and earache. Please help?

Call your dentist: This could be a complication. Make sure you notify your dentist ;/or primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My boyfriend tooth is hurting really bad. I've given him Tramadol and that didn't work is it okay to take a Aleve (naproxen) 45 min later?

See a dentist ASAP: Toothaches are a sign that something is wrong. Very soon the pain will become unbearable. Call for an emergency appointment NOW. ...Read more

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Will an earache cause my tooth to hurt?

No But: A molar tooth on the lower jaw can cause your ear to hurt. Please see your dentist to get evaluated and if there is no tooth issue I would recommend that you see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Normal to have an earache after filling in tooth?

Normal to have an earache after filling in tooth?

No, but..: It could be your temporomandibular joint which is immediately in front of your ear. This would be true if your mouth was opened very far or for very long during your dental treatment. ...Read more

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I've taken 12 220mg aleve (naproxen) in the past four hours to aleviate a pain in my tooth. Should I be okay?

NO: You have actually taken a fairly toxic dose of naproxyn sodium: 12x 220mg= 2640 mg (2.64 grams). Maximum daily dose of this medicine is 1, 500 mg (500 mg 3x/day)- in severe cases. Go to the ER now- you have inadvertently poisoned yourself. ...Read more

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Ok its my front first big tooth is the one that's herts and I took naproxen for it hopefully will help the pain?

Ok its my front first big tooth is the one that's herts and I took naproxen for it hopefully will help the pain?

Tooth pain: Pain medications do generally help reduce pain but do not resolve issues or eliminate the cause of the problem. That requires seeing a dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can earaches be a symptom of infected gums or a tooth abscess?

Can earaches be a symptom of infected gums or a tooth abscess?

Yes: Due to the proximity of the ear to the mouth, and the distribution of nerves in the area, dental problems can often cause pain to radiate to the ears. Frankly, gum disease seldom hurts until an advanced stage (periodontal abscess). Tooth abscess frequently presents with ear pain. Also, "tmj" problems (from jaw joints or associated muscles) often causes chronic ear pain or ringing in ears. ...Read more

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Could a tooth fracture cause earache?

Could a tooth fracture cause earache?

Yes: You can have referred pain from a lower tooth to the area in front of the ear. More likely, though, these are separate and distinct issues. See your dentist to rx your fractured tooth and your physician to rx your earache. ...Read more

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Can an earache with dulled hearing be a symptom of an infected tooth or gums?

Can an earache with dulled hearing be a symptom of an infected tooth or gums?

Not likely: I always hesitate to say "never, " but I don't believe I have heard impaired healing as a symptoms of a tooth infection. Ear pain is quite common, however. The pain can be a referred pain, or be originating in the jaw joint just in front of the ear. Best way to investigate is to have the teeth looked at by a dentist or see an ENT for your ears. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone and Aleve (naproxen) normal to take after wisdom tooth surgery?

Hydrocodone and Aleve (naproxen) normal to take after wisdom tooth surgery?

Tooth extraction: Having your wisdom teeth extracted can be quite a painful procedure. It is not uncommon for your dentist to prescribe alleve or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid) or possibly an analgesic such as hydrocodone to help "take the edge off" while your body slowly heals itself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydrocodone and Aleve (naproxen) after wisdom tooth surgery?

Pain management: After a person has their wisdom teeth pulled, pain management is the next step. Hydrocodone is much stronger than other tooth pain medications like Aleve, (naproxen) but combination is recommended. ...Read more

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I have painful swallowing and earache after wisdom tooth extraction, is that normal?

I have painful swallowing and earache after wisdom tooth extraction, is that normal?

Few days only!: While everyone heals differently, pain from wisdom teeth extractions should be subsiding after a week. The primary culprit, in an otherwise healthy person, is a high oral bacteria count. If people don't floss on a daily basis their mouths are chronically infected. And... An open boney socket becomes a cesspool that won't heal. Floss daily and have your oral surgeon treat your any dry sockets! ...Read more

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What can I do at home for a tooth/earache that goes down jaw bone between ear and tooth?

What can I do at home for a tooth/earache that goes down jaw bone between ear and tooth?

Tooth pain: Try warm salt water as well, 1tsp salt w 8oz cup warm water for 1 min. ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection & am taking Amox for it. I am almost out of my Naproxen (half a pill left) but have my melox left can I take it same day?

I have a tooth infection & am taking Amox for it. I am almost out of my Naproxen (half a pill left) but have my melox left can I take it same day?

Just take Meloxicam: You mean Meloxicam.Naproxen and Meloxicam are both Non steroidal Anti inflammatory drugs. It comes in various doses. The maximum dose is 15mgm to be taken once a day. If you take half a pill of naproxen, but we don't know how many mgm. Tablet you have. I suggest you just take Meloxicam only, as it is good for 24 hours ...Read more

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