Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Intermittent, stabbing pain in the ear which worsens with head movement, stuffiness in ear. Had been in a tick-infested area. Infection?

Hello, I am a 59-year-old female, weigh 170, in generally good health. I woke last night with an earache, which continues today. Stabbing pain intermittent (every few seconds), made worse with movement of my head (raising and lowering or side to side). Starting to feel stuffy in my ear. I was in a tick-infested area 3 weeks ago and found several ticks on me, although have not had a rash .
Fri, 22 Jun 2012
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
ENT Specialist 's  Response

There are two possibilities about your ear pain. One you have developed a ear infection and the second since you have mentioned a tick infested area there could be a possibility of one in your ear as well. Whatever the reason it is better to visit the nearest ENT specialist. Meanwhile you can take a analgesic tablet to reduce the pain.

I hope you found my response to be helpful and informative. If you have any additional concerns I would be happy to address them.

Dr Divya
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor