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Ear Pain

Though common in children, ear pain can also occur in adults, which involves one or both sides. It is marked by a dull, burning, or sharp pain, and in infants, ear pain causes them to be fastidious and grumpy. It can also present with hearing difficulty, fluid drainage, fever, difficulty in sleeping, etc. Outer, middle, and inner ear infection, wax build-up, strep throat, sinusitis, temporomandibular disorder, perforated eardrum, impacted tooth, tooth infections, water trapped in the ear are some of the causes for ear pain.

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I have extreme left ear pain, and my ear is red and hot. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have extreme pain in my left ear, and it feels as if the ear is going to explode. Now I feel fullness in my right ear also. I can barely hear anything, and the pain is getting worse. I have the following symptoms, Extreme ear pain. Unable to sleep. Very difficult to move my face. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saadia Atta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your condition sounds like an ear abscess or infection causing extreme pressure and pain. I would suggest seeing a doctor in the emergency room or urgent care as you would need antibiotics accordingly. Meanwhile, I would suggest tablet Ibuprofen 600 mg thrice a day. B...  Read Full »

I had a mild upper respiratory tract infection and later developed a headache in my right side, back, and right ear. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a headache on the right side, back side bilaterally, and above the right ear for the past ten days. It is intermittent. Pain is exacerbated on the right side above the ear while sleeping. But pain is not alleviated by changing positions. It is bad at night, causes sleep distu...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. I would like to know some details of your problem: Since when has your headache started? Do you have a prior history of similar headaches? Did you have similar headaches in the past with a gap of a few mo...  Read Full »

My face is not crooked, but I have bell's palsy, discomfort in my ear with a stabby sensation in my throat. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My face is not crooked, but I have bell's palsy, and I also have discomfort in my ear and a stabby sensation in my throat. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to With regard to your history and doctor's advice, it seems you are having pharyngitis and otitis media infection of the middle ear. If you have completed the medication for seven days and your symptoms are still the same then you need a few more days of a higher group ...  Read Full »

I am a 20-year-old guy, and I have been suffering from a left ear problem. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old guy, and it has been quite some time since I had a left ear problem. I noticed in certain situations I have a sharp pain in my left ear, especially when a group of people laughs simultaneously. I have not been exposed to any loud music recently. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. Does the sharp pain stop on its own? 2. Do you have to take medicines? 3. Do you have any hearing problems? 4. Is there any ear discharge? 5. Is there any ringing noise inside the ear? 6. Is there giddiness or loss of balance? When someone...  Read Full »

I have pain and discharge in my right ear along with mucus in my nose. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain and discharge in my right ear. Today I noticed mucus in my nose. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Srivastava

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. As per your clinical history, it appears that you are having a perforation in your right ear drum since childhood and now it developed an infection in your middle ear on the right side. I suggest you to consult your ...  Read Full »

My 15-year-old son playing tuba in the band has earache in both ears. What should he do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years old and plays tuba in the band. He has been playing for three years before this year. Four months ago, he got the first earache he has ever had on both sides. We took Ibuprofen, a decongestant, got antibiotic drops, and Prednisone. It worked, and since then, he has had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Excessive continuous blowing through the tube can harm the middle ear. But the complaint that you are describing is related to the external ear. I can advise you to do some investigations such as tympanometry to assess the middle ear condition, ...  Read Full »

I had burning ear pain, hyperacusis, and tinnitus after a loud noise exposure. Is it a secondary ear infection causing these symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor,After loud noise exposure, I have had burning ear pain, hyperacusis, and tinnitus. I wonder if I also have a secondary issue or infection that could be causing these symptoms. I want someone to interpret the otoscopy. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. After loud noise exposure, ear pain, tinnitus, and hyperacusis can signal sensorineural hearing loss. Or there may be some pathology in the tympanic membrane or middle ear. Upload the pictures of the otoscopy, and I ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my cold, blocked nose, and watery eyes?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from a cold, sore throat and ear pain. Even I have watery eyes for the past two days. Last night I took Cetirizine and Paracetamol and today morning I took Paracetamol and Lozenges but it is not decreasing at all. I got more secretion and blocked nose. What can I do for this...  Read Full »

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It looks like a common cold, viral in nature, usually, antibiotics are not needed and self-limiting but chances of superimposition by a bacterial infection is there. As due to ear pain, likely secondary to eustachian tube blockage, fluid collection inside the middle ear...  Read Full »

I have had pain in the ear and backside of my head for the past year. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had mild ear pain and backside of my head pain for the past year.  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Could you give me some more information regarding your complaints? Does the headache appear always, or is there a particular time at which it appears? Have you checked your blood pressure recently? And regarding ear pain, is there any ass...  Read Full »

My brother is having severe pain inside the ear. What should we do?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother got his ear sipped by his girlfriend during pleasure time. Now he is feeling severe pain inside the ear. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It sounds like your brother may have suffered an injury to his ear during the pleasure time with his girlfriend. Pain inside the ear can be a sign of several different conditions, including infection, injury, or damage to the eardrum. I would recommend that your brother g...  Read Full »

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