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Otitis externa with severe jaw pain is this typical?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, an ear infection can cause jaw pain.
As the infection gets treated, the jaw pain should also resolve, if not consider being seen.

In brief: Yes

Yes, an ear infection can cause jaw pain.
As the infection gets treated, the jaw pain should also resolve, if not consider being seen.
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Can happen

External otitis can be very painful and cause jaw pain.
If the pain is increasing and you are already being treated for the ear infection, it could be a sign that you are developing a cellulitis outside the ear canal. Should have it checked.

In brief: Can happen

External otitis can be very painful and cause jaw pain.
If the pain is increasing and you are already being treated for the ear infection, it could be a sign that you are developing a cellulitis outside the ear canal. Should have it checked.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Ear pain is a frequent cheif complaint when a patient has TMJ or myofacial pain.
The head and neck area is very complex in its innervation. Consider that we all developed from a microscopic dot. The head developing first.. Structure that are seemingly a distance appart can be closely related embryologically and the innervation and pain referral paterns are complex.

In brief: Yes

Ear pain is a frequent cheif complaint when a patient has TMJ or myofacial pain.
The head and neck area is very complex in its innervation. Consider that we all developed from a microscopic dot. The head developing first.. Structure that are seemingly a distance appart can be closely related embryologically and the innervation and pain referral paterns are complex.
Dr. Gary Alder
Dr. Gary Alder
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Not common, but possible.
Once otitis external treated, jaw pain should disappear. If not, it may be a TMJ problem. If so, see a TMJ specialist.

In brief: Yes

Not common, but possible.
Once otitis external treated, jaw pain should disappear. If not, it may be a TMJ problem. If so, see a TMJ specialist.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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