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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 am experiencing partial hearing loss due to fluid buildup in the middle ear. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have fluid build-up in the middle ear and partial hearing loss in the affected ear. I have no pain, irritation, drainage, fever, or headaches. Should I seek a solution, such as getting it drained or medicated? Should I just let it try to resolve itself? Please give suggestions. I have a...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Build up of fluid in the middle ear is called otitis media with effusion (OME). It usually happens because of eustachian tube (ET) blockage. ET is the tube connecting the middle ear with the back of the nose called the nasopharynx. Through th...  Read Full »

Can secondary ear infections cause any symptoms like ear pain?

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 »

Can I use Polysporin drops to treat ear infections?

Query: Hi doctor,I have an ear infection, and I am a 27-year-old male. I have been using Polysporin ear drops. Also, I am allergic to Penicillin.  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello,Welcome to seem to be having acute suppurative otitis media. But for an exact diagnosis and treatment, you need to give a more detailed and specific history like, Is there ear pain associated with it? How is the hearing? Any similar history in the past? Did you suffer from a co...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my ears and throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from both ear and throat pain. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The throat problem is most probably because of acid reflux or allergy, which may be causing inflammation inside the throat. This leads to a feeling of something inside the throat, and it feels like you are constant...  Read Full »

I have had pain and blood clots in my ear for a week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had ear pain for a week, so I used Cifrofloxacine drops and took tablets, but the pain persisted. Also, I have blood clotting in my ear. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ear pain can be due to several causes ranging from infection in the middle ear, external ear, wax impaction, or eustachian tube dysfunction. It may also be referred from pathologies in other areas like the throat. To treat ear pain, we need to diagnose the exact cause,...  Read Full »

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