What are some treatments to relieve an ear ache?

Proper diagnosis. An ear ache is not necessarily arising from the ear structures. If your hearing has not changed as a result of the ache and there is no drainage, the single most common cause of an ear ache (otalgia) in the absence of ear disease, is pain arising from the dental apparatus. Tmd, masticatory muscle spasm or true dental disease are entities that need to be ruled out. Heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) for relief.

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Ever since an ear ache I always get water in ear which stays for days even with alcohol treatment. Alcohol treatment also stays in ear for days. Why?

Dont put it in ear. If you are feeling liquid in your ear, it may be a discharge from a middle ear infection with a hole in the eardrum. Do not put alcohol into your ear. It is toxic to tissues, and if you have a perforated eardrum it can cause damage to the delicate structures of the middle ear. See your health care provider and/or an ear, nose and throat specialist. Read more...

Can physical therapy for a broken humerus give you an ear ache?

Not usually! Never heard of therapy for a broken humerus causing an earache... Check w/ your primary care doc or an ENT to investigate. If your fx. Was proximal ( toward the shoulder) on the humerus your p.T. May be exercising your shoulder muscles and occ. Your trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles get'irritated'. This conceivably could cause pain near your same side ear; but not an earache. Good luck! Read more...

What is the best way to relieve an ear ache at home?

Warm ear drops. There is a drug called Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine) which can be warmed to body temperature and used as an ear drop to relieve an ear ache. The very term ear ache, however, must also include pain around the ear such as jaw joint pain and muscle pain which can also be relieved by heat applied to the ear. Obviously, a diagnosis must be made before proper treatment can be safely given. Read more...

What are the common remedies to relieve an ear ache?

Home remedy. If there is any blood or pus in your ear or have dizzy spells or swelling, go immediately because these could be signs of a severe infection home remedies include tipping your head to the side and pouring in a warm mixture of hydrogen peroxide with water and keeping your head sideways until you feel it open up. If you feel like you ruptured an eardrum do not do this. See an ent. Read more...

My 6 month old possibly has an ear ache. What can I do to help relieve it until she goes to her pedi on mon.?

Ibuprofen. Give Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Apply warmth to ear (warm wash cloth or even your hand). May consider placing local anesthetic drops (sold over the counter). If she develops fever or pain seems to get worst take to an er. Read more...
Pain relief. Tyelenol or Ibuprofen are helpful when you suspect your baby has an ear infection. Waiting a day or two before seeing your pediatrician is ok, you may need to take your little one in sooner if their is high fever or vomiting or your baby is not eating well. Read more...

Right ear ache, right side of jaw hurts as well as the right side of my throat. Day 4 of taking amoxil (amoxicillin) still no relief. Pain caused by infection?

Not bacterial. The bacterial infection treated with antibiotics can take some time to resolve down in ths jawbone. Usually it is starting to be controled by amox within3-4 days. May need different antibiotic. It may be a viral infection on side of jaw or throat. There are other diseases that can have similar signs and symptoms. Go back to your dentist for re-evaluation. Read more...
Hard to tell. Infections are usually resolved with antibiotics. But a toothache from a tooth with a vital nerve can cause your symtoms and will be unaffected by an antibiotic. It may also be your wisdom tooth erupting. Have your dentist take a look. Read more...
Return. After 4 days on antibiotics you should have seen relief if the bacteria were susceptible to the rx. Time to return to the dentist, reevaluate cause and change the rx of antibiotics. Read more...