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Pain in my inner and outer ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello! I am experiencing significant ear pain in my inner and outer ear. It seems to be traveling from my temple down to my right jawline, also I have an incredible headache to go along with it, what can you suggest?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed these symptoms?
User :   last night around 11:00pm
Doctor :   Do you have fever/nasal congestion/sorethroat?
User :   I took my temp and it is 98.7, no nasal congestion or sore throat,
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I do feel a little nausea though
Doctor :   Have you had similar headaches in the past?
Doctor :   Have you been examined by a doctor for your present problem?
User :   yes, I"ve had migraines in the past however I dont feel like this is one, its mostly in my ear with some redness
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no, i havent seen a doctor
Doctor :   You may be having otitis externa, an inflammation of the external ear.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to try tylenol plus for the pain relief.
Doctor :   Do not apply water into the ear and keep the ear dry.
Doctor :   And get a physical examination done by a doctor.
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