Suggest remedy for extreme ear pain
Yes, it is normal...
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Earache could be due to various reasons. The commonest cause is blockage of the Eustachian tube (the tube connecting nose and the ear).
The blocked Eustachian tube traps the secretions of the middle ear thus causing pain due to build up of the fluid.
Do not worry! This is a simple and common problem. With adequate measures, this can be taken care of.
My suggestions to you are:
1. Drink plenty of warm water
2. Do steam inhalation
3. Use saline nasal spray to decongest the nose and to open up the tube
4. OTC pain reliever
5. Avoid chilled foods and beverages, coffee and smoking
If the symptoms do not get better with the above measures consult your doctor for further investigation and management.
Hope this answers your question. Revert back to me if you have follow up queries.
Dr. Naveen Kumar N
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon