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Can an ear infection cause your jaw to hurt?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ear infections can be very painful .
Often times, pain can radiate to neighboring parts of your body. A bad ear infection can cause a headache, jaw pain, neck pain.

In brief: Yes

Ear infections can be very painful .
Often times, pain can radiate to neighboring parts of your body. A bad ear infection can cause a headache, jaw pain, neck pain.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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Dr. Anna Meyer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

The nerves to your ear also go to your jaw and so pain in one area can feel like it is in another. Most commonly, people with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) who have clicking in their jaw joint, teeth-grinding, or pain with eating can have referred pain to the ear.

In brief: Absolutely

The nerves to your ear also go to your jaw and so pain in one area can feel like it is in another. Most commonly, people with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) who have clicking in their jaw joint, teeth-grinding, or pain with eating can have referred pain to the ear.
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