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Bit tongue following a seizure. Ear and throat pain. Pain due to ear infection or seizure?

I had, for the first time, a grand mal seizure 3 days ago. My ear and throat began to hurt On the same side that I bit my tongue following the seizure and now the pain in my ear is so severe it has Woken me from my sleep. Is this common, cause for concern, or is my ear infection/pain completely unrelated to the seizure?
Asked On : Sun, 27 May 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms.

Tongue bite is common with seizures, especially of the grand mal type. However, ear pain is not common. So, you should get examined by an ENT doctor to exclude any ear related infection.

As of now, you can take ibuprofen or diclofenac tablets for pain relief.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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