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What Causes Pain In The Scalp Along With Ear Pain?

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: my left ear has a pain that is coming and going , kind of stabbing that doesn't happen with the rhythm of my heart . My scalp is slightly tender or sore on the left side . just want to know if it is anything to be concerned about . the ear pain is not normal for me ,
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal (40 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Possible diagnosis: Acute otitis media

Detailed Answer:
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Thak you for trusting HCM

The symptoms you are experiencing is suggestive of possible middle ear infection (Otitis Media) caused by bacteria. Scalp tenderness could either be referred pain from ear infection or spread of infection to adjacent Mastoid cavity (present behind the ear).
Ear examination can confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is with Antibiotic (Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid).
Please be advised to follow up with your primary provider/ ENT specialist for necessary management.
Meanwhile, continue Ibuprophen for pain.

Hope I was able to help you
Please address further questions here
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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What Causes Pain In The Scalp Along With Ear Pain?

Brief Answer: Possible diagnosis: Acute otitis media Detailed Answer: Hello, Thak you for trusting HCM The symptoms you are experiencing is suggestive of possible middle ear infection (Otitis Media) caused by bacteria. Scalp tenderness could either be referred pain from ear infection or spread of infection to adjacent Mastoid cavity (present behind the ear). Ear examination can confirm the diagnosis. Treatment is with Antibiotic (Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid). Please be advised to follow up with your primary provider/ ENT specialist for necessary management. Meanwhile, continue Ibuprophen for pain. Hope I was able to help you Please address further questions here Regards Dr.Lekshmi