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 there a low-pitched hum heard in my left ear?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a low-pitched hum in my left ear, which started five months back, at night when stressed, with no other symptoms. I started ear drops Ciprodex otic (Ciprofloxacin and Dexamethasone). I started oral medicines (APO - Amoxi Clav 875/125 mg), and I finished 14 tablets within 24 days. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Where is the white cauliflower look? It appears to be a bulging blue mass behind an intact drum. It seems like a hemotympanum (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Can you attach a different picture? It may be a camera settings giving it a different co...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain and irritation in the ear with itching?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. Pain in my ear with irritation as if some infections happen in ear. I am on no medications.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do you mean by irritation? Is it an itch? Did you have any cold, running nose? Do you feel any ear blockade? How is your hearing?  Read Full »

What could be the reason for blocked ears with pain?

Query: Hello doctor, My ear has been blocked for the past three days. There are mild pain and discomfort. This could have been caused because of the earbud. I used Ciplox ear drops and have tried Crocin pain relief, but it does not help. Ear feels extremely uncomfortable, and hearing is muffled. Please su...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It does not necessarily have to be due to earbuds causing otitis externa though that could be one possibility. There are others also. Can you tell me if you had a cold recently? Does it feel like there is a fluid inside the ear? Do you feel like you need to pop your ...  Read Full »

Inspite of trying ear drops and home remedy, my ear pain is increasing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an aorta aneurysm removed four weeks ago. While in the hospital and rehabilitation, I complained of my ear hurting. I often collect ear wax, so I thought that was the problem. Now that I am home and have a CNA and therapist helping me get stronger, the ear pain is the only pa...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is likely that you have developed otitis externa following wax removal. Syringing often leaves some moisture in the ear and this provides an ideal medium for fungi to grow in. Do you have pain while touching your tragus or moving your pinna? If you have severe pai...  Read Full »

Why is there severe pain and hearing loss after ear pricking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from severe ear pain in my left ear. Today is the third day and I cannot hear properly. It resulted due to pricking my ear.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reading what your complaints are, I think two possibilities are there which can lead to the symptoms you are perceiving. It could be that you already had an underlying infection of the middle ear which can lead to an earache and pricking was incidental or that fid...  Read Full »

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