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Inner ear pain, head ache like needle pricking. Suggestions?

Hi, I woke this morning with an ear ache in my left inner ear which has continued all day (17hrs). About 6 hours into my day I started feeling sharp stabbing pain on the top left hand side of my head. The pain feels like it is on the outside/ scalp , not inside my head. If I push or massage the area with my finger it hurts. I don t always feel the pain (unless I push on the small 1cm area) but approximately twice an hour the pain hits the affected area like someone has pricked me with a needle. I have not done anything new or different lately. Can you provide some suggestions or do you need more info?
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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Nephrologist 's  Response

Thanks for the query

It looks like you are suffering from what it looks like suppurative otitis media. Please do not neglect the issue and reach out for a ENT surgeon as soon as possible for an examination into the ear canal.
Do not try pushing ear buds into the canal as it might worsen things

I wish you good health

Answered: Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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