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What causes severe pain behind ear?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management

In brief: A few possibilities

Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common.
Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves.Treatment for this might be neuroprolotherapy.Another cause could be jamming of cranial sutures behind the ear.If problem persists &/or other symptoms like fever or ear drainage-see Dr.Osteopathic exam & manipulation could help suture prob. & infection

In brief: A few possibilities

Infection: skin, mastoiditis, pimple, shingles = common.
Also common but rarely diagnosed: inflammation of the posterior or greater auricular nerves.Treatment for this might be neuroprolotherapy.Another cause could be jamming of cranial sutures behind the ear.If problem persists &/or other symptoms like fever or ear drainage-see Dr.Osteopathic exam & manipulation could help suture prob. & infection
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: See an ENT

Pain behind the ear can occur due to many illnesses.
Ear, infection, swimmer's ear to name a few. Any person experiencing pain behind the ear should obtain medical attention ASAP. See an ENT for evaluation and treatment to avoid serious complications.

In brief: See an ENT

Pain behind the ear can occur due to many illnesses.
Ear, infection, swimmer's ear to name a few. Any person experiencing pain behind the ear should obtain medical attention ASAP. See an ENT for evaluation and treatment to avoid serious complications.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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