When should you see a doctor about an ear ache?

Persists. If the ache persists and is not resolving within 24-48h then seek a medical evaluation.
When to see Doctor. Here are my rules: 1. Is the pain intolerable then see the doctor. 2. Is there a fever? If yes, see the doctor. 3. Is the ache persisting longer than anticipated or getting worse? Then yes, see the doctor.

Related Questions

I have had an on and off ear ache since flying across the country 2.5 days ago. It's gotten worse today, should I drop everything and see a doctor?

Ear ache. Any hearing loss? If so then see someone. Most likely some fluid in the middle ear due to poor eustachian tube function and the changes in altitude with flying. You could try some decongestant, nasal saline and a heating pad over your ear for 20 minutes a few times per day. Read more...
Eustachian tubes. Eustachian tubes close up and don't want to open. Ask a pilot for the ways they get their Eustachian tubes open - they can show you easier than tell you. If unable to open, then see the Doctor. Read more...

What are doctors' recommendations to cure an ear ache?

See your pcp. Ears only ache when there is something wrong with them. You may have an infection, problems with the tube that drains the ear, or something more serious. An infection left untreated too long can result in perforation of the eardrum. That is painful and can permanently affect your hearing. Read more...

How to cure an ear ache without going to doctor?

Need diagnosis. As physicians, our goal is to identify diseases that cause the ear ache. Most physicians whether in general medicine or ear specialists, would not in good conscience treat the symptom without identifying the source of your pain. Sorry, but how could we possibly know what to do with out a diagnosis. Most commonly some form of heat might relieve the pain. Read more...

How can I fix an ear ache without going to doctor?

Depends on cause. If your ear ache has to do with your jaw, an advil or aleve (naproxen) pill will do it, at least temporarily. If it is a swimmer's ear or a middle ear infection, you need a doctor's treatment. Read more...

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for an ear ache?

Why home remedy? Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. Read more...

My 37 year old is screaming with ear ache has been to two doctors today. Only gave her ear drops. What shall I do?

Different/more meds. I am not sure why he is having so much pain--inner ear infection usually not intensely painful. Swimmer's ear can be quite painful. I am not sure what drops he got, but must find out what is causing his his pain. There is "novacaine drops" which can help with pain fast. Tmj can also cause pain, so is shingle. Add motrin/tylenol which may help, and re-consult doc as soon as you need to. Good luck. Read more...

What do doctors do to take care of an ear ache?

Why home remedy? Why a home remedy? If you don't know how to cure this pain, you most likely are unsure of the actual cause. Suggest you see an ENT to diagnose the cause and offer a cure. Better than leaving it alone or searching for a home remedy. Just get seen and get it fixed. Read more...