What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?

See otologist. Sounds like you've seen an ENT doc. I think you need a more specialized opinion. From an otologist. An otologist is an ENT doc who has done a fellowship in ear disease only. Aside from ear and TMJ, no other viable cause of tinnitus exists. Also Make sure you've ruled out TMJ not by a dentist, but a TMJ expert.
Joint noise from. A normal joint movement should be noiseless. If you get noise when you open at your age i would suspect you have a problem within the joint. Rule out arthritis and other medical causes and see if you can find someone who will help you find a better functional bite position and treat to a more balanced and functional relationship. See your dentist for help or a referral.
Vague. A thorough history and exam would be needed, along with possibly some tests, x-rays, cat scan and a mri. Your symptoms appear to be tmj/tmd related but i would consider seeing an ent.
Still sound like TMJ. You seem to have ruled out TMJ dysfunction. Is this after having a complete neuro-muscular evaluation for tmd? If not, my suggestion would be to find a dentist with advanced training in this area. Your symptoms are many of the classic signs of tmd. Just wearing a bite guard doesn't correct the issue. To find a qualified dentist in your area, go online to pankeydentist.Org and do a search.

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I have had an inner ear infection and now find myself with tinnitus in one ear. Why is this the case?

Infection irritation. If there is an infection within the middle ear then, the increased pressure in that compartment may be transmitted to the inner ear apparatus which is where the 8th nerve lies. Also, the infectious entity itself may be accessing the inner ear compartment since it's all fluid connected and this may be having a direct toxic effect on the 8th nerve hence, the tinnitus. Read more...

Is it possible for TMJ to cause ear infections or to mimic the soreness/symptoms of one?

Possible. Issues with the TMJ can certainly cause or exacerbate symptoms of the ear like tinnitus, earaches, and hearing diminishment. There are many other causes of ear aches separate from the TMJ and these all must be considered in a diagnosis. Read more...
No infection. Problems with your TMJ will not cause an infection, but the pain can certainly feel like one. See your dentist to be evaluated for TMJ problems and the possible fabrication of an occlusal guard. Read more...
See answer. Tmj problems do not cause infections of the ear but can mimic ear pain. Please see a dentist or/ent doctor. Read more...
Mimic yes Cause no. The most common cause of non-ear related ear pain is TMJ. I've seen many patients who went to their MD with "ear pain" and were given antibiotics for "ear infection". It was TMJ caused ear pain. Read more...

I don't know if it's tmj or ear infection for week numb by ear below temple. Feel pressure on ear felt leeky for hour yesterday in ear. Cause?

TMJ doesn't leak. See an ENT dr- for your best answer. Read more...
Ear infection. TmJ symptoms include noises and grinding with muscle spasm and difficulties to open and close the mouth, tennitis and other ear related symptoms can be part of the TMJ problem. But numbness and leakage are rarely associated with TMJ syndrome or TMD, should check with ENT first, if nothing then check with a dentist. Good luck. Read more...

Will TMJ cause ear infection my jaw ear & around my eye hurts extremely my fiancé took a look in my ear & swollen to were the wax can't come out/clean?

TMJ Problems. Problems with your TMJ are not bacterial in nature.. there are no microorganisms involved. I suggest you have your ear wax cleaned out by a physician and if your problem persists have your dentist determine what treatment if any is needed for your TMJ problem. All the best... Read more...
NO. TMJ Dysfunction is NOT an infection and DOES NOT cause swelling. Facial swelling is serious and should be evaluated right away. If you can not be seen by an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist today, then I would go to the hospital emergency room. Do not put off treatment. Untreated facial infections can be fatal. Read more...
Definitely, no. Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, EARACHE, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. Read more...
External otitis. Sounds clearly like external otitis (swimmers ear). Not related to TMJ. See ENT doc ASAP. Treatment involves antibiotics, ear drops, sometimes ear wick (to let drops get inside swollen ear canal). Read more...

Why does my ear canal always itch? Only my right ear. No ear infection. Tmj on right side.

Dry skin. Have your doctor look inside your ear canal with the otoscope. They will be able to see dry skin, wax, infection and other things. This way you will get the best diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. Read more...
Otitis. Likely otitis from using Q-tips. Try ear drops that are used for that purpose. See ENT doc if necessary. Read more...
TMJ dysfunction. The most ear pain and ear itching is not caused by an inner ear infection, rather, TMJ more commonly is the culprit. The good news is that after the temporo-mandibular joint disorder is treated, the ear pain will resolve. See your PCP for consultation. . Read more...

After taking the 5 day dosage for an ear infection a week ago the pain I was previously having has returned. Could I need more or is it my tmj?

Possible TMD. Could be tmd, an abscessed tooth, or an ear infection that requires a stronger/different antibiotic. I would recommend seeing a dentist, and if that doesn't work, go back to your primary care doctor. Read more...
Possible. It is possible that your entire problem was TMJ as you mentioned. I can only assume that if an md gave you medication for an ear infection then they had a physical basis for that decision. May be from two causes. Read more...
Ear infection. If you were diagnosed by your doctor for an ear infection, you should return to see whether or not the ear infection has healed. If there is no sign of an ear infection, then see your dentist for a possible abcessed tooth, gum infection, or TMJ problems. Read more...
Could be both. See ear/nose/throat specialist to evaluate for recurrent ear infection. See orthodontist to evaluate for malocclusion, the most common cause of tmd. Read more...
Either. Could be either. MDs have misdiagnosed many TMJ problems as "ear infections". I'd have an ENT doc look at the ear. If negative, likely TMJ. Then see a TMJ doc. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. Read more...

I have pain in my left ear when I swallow. No pain in my throat. Is it TMJ or a ear infection?

Ear pain. It could be either but without an examination it's hard to say. Read more...
Eustachian tube. Usually pain associated with swallowing involves pressure changes across the ear drum caused when the Eustachian tube allows air into the middle ear.If you can recreate the pain by yawning this should also allow air entry and may stop the pain. If it persists, an exam is needed. This can occur while you are developing a middle ear infection. Read more...

I have severe tmd/tmj problems for the past 8 months. Could it be related to my recent ear infection?

Unlikely. . Your ear canal and your middle ear space are distinct and separate from your temporomandibular joint unless there is pathologic process that has eroded the bony separation between the compartments. Read more...
Mimicry. Tmd is the great impostor. Ear symptoms can be caused by TMJ problems, and could be the true origin of the initial symptoms. That said, it did not cause an infection. Read more...
Sorry, no. Separate and distinct problems in the same anatomic area. For ear infection see ear/nose/throat specialist for TMJ problems see orthodontist. Read more...
YES and NO. Symptoms of tmj/tmd can include hearing problems, dizziness (equilibrium/balance difficulties, ) and other ear related problems. But tmd can also be wrongly diagnosed if the ear/ears are the source of the problem. I would first see an ENT doctor to rule out ear/inner ear infection, etc. Read more...
Unlikely but. Unlikely. But I've seen many MD diagnose an "ear infection" when it was a TMJ problem. So maybe you have a concurrent ear infection. Maybe you don't. I wouldn't trust the "ear infection" unless it was diagnosed by an ENT doc. Read more...