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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Why is stuffy ears and sinuses not improving after one month of medications?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 45-year-old female. I have had stuffy ears and sinuses with pain for the past two months. There is a change in my tone. I consulted an ENT doctor, and he prescribed me tablet Alercet-D, Mucolite, and a spray. He also suggested me do steam inhalation. After one week, he changed my me...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your history and investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).You have reasons to develop nose or sinus issues that can extend through a tube connecting the nose and ear. Your CT (computed tomography) scan shows deviate...  Read Full »

My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 28 days old daughter has been crying a lot since morning. Even when she sleeps, she gets up within half an hour crying. Her body temperature is 98.4 F. She does not have a cough or cold. I have a minor throat infection. Is it possible that she might have caught my throat infection...  Read Full »


Dr. Prachee Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear that your little one is not in good spirits today. A neonate can be upset for a variety of reasons ranging from tummy upset, colic, nose block, ear ache, tiredness, etc.  Since you are having a minor infection and she is waking frequently, there may be ...  Read Full »

I suffer from unbearable ear pain after using an ear scoop. How to reduce pain?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old. Last night I used an ear scoop and scratched the inside of my ear too hard. I saw a little blood. It was a little sore, but now 24 hours later there is an unbearable pain in that ear. I could not sleep. I cannot access to the hospital until late tomorrow. Can I do anyth...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Do not put anything inside the ear including ear drops and water should not go in while bathing.Next, do you have Paracetamol at home? It is otherwise known as Acetaminophen and Tylenol. You may take that according to your weight.Say your weight is 50 kg then you may take a...  Read Full »

I suffer from left-sided headache, cheek, eye, and nose pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from headaches for a week. It was just on the left side of my head, but then the left side of my face also started paining. My eyes, cheek, and nose are also affected.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need the following details. Do you have hypertension? Do you have a history of congestion and cold? Any history of stress, hypoglycemia, irregular meal, etc.? Do you have a throbbing pain? Do you have flashes of light and vomiting? If the answer is yes, then one-sided p...  Read Full »

How to stop my ear pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female, suffering from ear pain. The doctor confirmed that it is due to some virus and there is a small hole in my ear. Some tablets and Otobiotic drops were given. Still, it did not cure my pain. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. A K Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome in icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are probably suffering from CSOM (chronic suppurative otitis media) with otitis externa. My advice is to consult your ENT doctor for thorough examination of the ear and necessary investigations to know the real pathology for planing fina...  Read Full »

I suffer from ear pain after I tried to remove ear wax. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from ear pain for the last two days and it has become really serious now. The entire right side of my face has gone numb and I am not able to hear properly in my right ear. I can listen to some hissing sound. I remember cleaning my ear with my fingers and tried to...  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your symptoms and history of ear cleaning, it is suggestive of otitis externa with ear wax. Do not worry too much. It is a soft tissue infection of your ear canal most probably due to finger nail trauma. You need to take some medication and precautions and it ...  Read Full »

How do I get rid of the pus inside my ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a middle ear infection in my left ear two days ago, and I was prescribed antibiotics. I am experiencing a lot of pressure inside my ears, and there is pain at the touch. I could feel a lot of liquid inside my ears. While sleeping, I could feel crusty bits of pus inside my ears...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the briefing regarding the problem in concern. Middle ear infection starts with inflammation in the middle ear, causing pain and fullness due to the slow accumulation of pus. Once the pus has reached a particular limit and has no other way to go, it makes it...  Read Full »

What is the relation between a TMJ issue and ear pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I have facial pain, and I do not take any medications for the issue. I took an MRI. I need an opinion of my results of MRI brain. I am hoping to get a good look at my TMJ issues and any nerve issues. I got a report that said, few deep white matter T2 signal h...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is normal but small hyperintensity may be due to decreased blood flow to the small areas in the brain. It might be due to migraine head...  Read Full »

How to treat ear pain presenting with beep sounds?

Query: I am listening to a beep sound in my ears, and ear is paining more due to continuous calling with clients and the use of earphones. Please suggest the tablets or ear drops that can stop the pain and beep sound. My age is 26 years, weight is 70 kgs, height is 170 cms  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi Thanks for briefing regarding the problem in concern. There is no such tablet or drops which can remove the cause for the pain. You should stop using ear phones at the earliest or slowly reduce the number of hours you use them. Shifting over to headphones is a good temporary option.For now you c...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cure bumps in the throat?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old male. I have persistent bumps with tiny red veins on the back of my throat. I have a pulsating pain in my molar tooth. On applying pressure, I feel some pain in my right ear. I am afraid of it. Can I have bacteria invading my nerves? Will it enter my brain causing mening...  Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having a bump on the posterior (back) wall of the throat is normal. These bumps are normally 3 to 5 mm in diameter. They seem to be transparent or semi-transparent with visible capillaries. Regarding pulsating pain, I suggest you consult a dentist for taking an X-ra...  Read Full »

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