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What could be the reason of tragus hurting ?

my wife s tragus is hurting she said it hurts all the way down the jaw and circles around the front of ear Any clue what would cause this kind of pain
Asked On : Sun, 23 Jan 2011
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She is either having otitis externa (inflammation of the external auditory canal) or temporo-mandibular joint arthritis, both of these condition present with tragal tenderness and more so with the otitis externa. She has to examined by an ENT surgeon and appropriate medicines are to be given. Till you consult you can give her anti-inflammatory drugs like (ibuprofen/diclofenac). Avoid chewing hard food and particularly on the affected side.
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