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Inner ear pain, head ache like needle pricking. Suggestions

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 : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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As you woke this morning with an ear ache in your left inner ear which has continued all day (17hrs) suggests that you may have eustachian tube dysfuction resulting in acute otitis media. For this Antibiotic, nasal decongestant , painkillers and hot fomentation of ear requires. For better diagnosis please consult the ENT specialist.


Dr Hariom Sharma
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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