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Does heavy coughing cause severe ear pain?

I am a 29 yo male. 5 9 and 220 lbs. I have been sick lately with sinus congestion, headache, runny nose and cough. I was coughing really hard when I felt a popping sensation two inches above and two inches back from by ear. This happened about twenty minutes ago and there is a lingering sharp pain in the area. Should I be concerned?
Tue, 7 Jul 2015
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Hello,

The description you have given is suggestive of an infection in the middle ear region; please visit an ENT who needs to thoroughly examine you and prescribe appropriate treatment. Without examining the ears treatment cannot be suggested in such conditions as it could involve giving antibiotics too.

Regards,
Sreenivasan
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