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Can a wet towel reduce my ear pain?

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Dr. Mark Cantieri
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not.

Not likely.

In brief: Probably not.

Not likely.
Dr. Mark Cantieri
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Only if it's not ear

If your ear pain is in reality jaw pain (which is far more likely) then a hot wet towel can feel good.
If, in fact, it is an ear infection it won't help at all. Feel around your jaw joint and press while you open and close your mouth. If it is uncomfortable or hurts you have your answer.

In brief: Only if it's not ear

If your ear pain is in reality jaw pain (which is far more likely) then a hot wet towel can feel good.
If, in fact, it is an ear infection it won't help at all. Feel around your jaw joint and press while you open and close your mouth. If it is uncomfortable or hurts you have your answer.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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