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How can you treat facial pain from an ear infection on that side?
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Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Magnets
Bio-magnets help with all phases of healing.

In brief: Magnets
Bio-magnets help with all phases of healing.
Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Treat infection!
If the infection is in the outer ear (so-called "swimmer's ear"), cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) solution, or something similar, should be used.
If it's in the middle ear (otitis media), you'll probably need an antibiotic. The point is, don't treat the pain, treat the infection that's causing the pain.

In brief: Treat infection!
If the infection is in the outer ear (so-called "swimmer's ear"), cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) solution, or something similar, should be used.
If it's in the middle ear (otitis media), you'll probably need an antibiotic. The point is, don't treat the pain, treat the infection that's causing the pain.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Have the ear treated
If you have an ear infection and it is referring pain to the face, seeing a doctor to treat the ear infection should get ride of the facial pain.

In brief: Have the ear treated
If you have an ear infection and it is referring pain to the face, seeing a doctor to treat the ear infection should get ride of the facial pain.
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Diagnosis first
First, make sure the diagnosis is right.
Many times, MDs see patient for ear pain. MD sees nothing. Tells patient "ear infection". Treats with antibiotics. No improvement. If this is you, consider the most common disorder - that is not ear related - causing ear pain. TMJ. See TMJ expert for evaluation/treatment.

In brief: Diagnosis first
First, make sure the diagnosis is right.
Many times, MDs see patient for ear pain. MD sees nothing. Tells patient "ear infection". Treats with antibiotics. No improvement. If this is you, consider the most common disorder - that is not ear related - causing ear pain. TMJ. See TMJ expert for evaluation/treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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