Is it normal to have ear and jaw numbness with an ear infection?

Normal? No! If your ear infection is is causing these symptoms, please get treated as soon as possible. You could have a very serious situation that would need urgent and aggressive treatment. Viral illnesses, tumors, abscesses, spreading of infection to other structures and could be a cause of severe complications. Please get seen by an ENT or other appropriate doctor.

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Had 2 gold crowns placed last bottom right molars. Been a week and jaw is constantly numb and throbbing. Ear pain. Ear infection or dental? Trig n?

Evaluation. The dentist who placed the crowns needs to evaluate their fit, your occlusion, their relationship with the gingival tissue, and the condition of the supporting teeth and adjacent teeth. It does not appear to be trigeminal neuralgia. Call them for an appointment. Read more...

Is jaw and cheek pain normal in an ear infection?

Can be. Ear infections can cause jaw and cheek pain, but infections of the teeth or sinuses can also cause ear pain. Tmj problems also frequently cause jaw, cheek, and ear pain. If you have not been examined it should be checked out. Read more...
Not rare. It is not rare but you need to see your doctor to make sure that this is really an ear infection and not an abscessed tooth or some sort of salivary gland infection instead. Read more...
Yes, but. Yes, but make sure it is an ear infection. I've seen may cases of "ear infection" with a normal ear and a TMJ problem. The TMJ is the most common cause of non ear caused ear pain. If the "ear infection" does not improve with treatment, see an oral surgeon to determine if you have a TMJ or jaw problem. Read more...

I have an ear infection, and have had it for about a week or so, and it is causing me to have lock jaw. Is that normal?

Lock jaw is a buzz. word for tetanus, but if you mean stiff temporomandibular joint (TMJ) then you may have an ear infection that has tracked itself down into a joint... A bad condition but not untreatable. Please proceed to the nearest healthcare provider for proper examination and diagnosis. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. Read more...

Is it normal for an inner ear infection to make your head feel like it's under pressure?

Yes. Normally, air at the same pressure is present on both sides of the ear drum. With an inner ear infection, the space behind the ear drum is closed off to the outside, allowing fluid, infection, and pressure to build up. Once the infection clears, everything usually returns to normal. See your doctor if the pressure remains. Read more...
Not usually. Inner ear infections usually cause dizziness and hearing loss. Middle ear infections may cause pressure in the affected ear, but are also usually associated with decreased hearing and pain. Read more...

Neck X-ray normal. Neck pain that hurts my head and in my ears. No ear infection. What could be issue?

Neck pain. You may have tension headache that feels like neck pain and also like headache and earache. Neck xray would be normal in that case. It'd be nice to know what you've tried so far for that if you did try something, so we would suggest something else. Read more...
Neck pain. Can be many sources including the muscles of your neck. Also neck x-rays are great for looking and bones and their alignments as well as disc spaces. Ct scan is better. Sounds like you had one already. Is it localized just to your neck and head? If it is other considerations could be occipital neuralgia. If it has been there for longer than 6 weeks would have it investigated further. Read more...
Probably jaw joint. It sounds as if your jaw joint is having some problems. Do you clench or grind your teeth? Do you like chewy and crunchy foods? Do you chew gum? If so, you need to go on a soft diet, take anti-inflammatories as needed and use ice on the areas that bothers you 3 to 4 times a day for 20 minutes at a time. You should also discuss this with your dentist. Read more...