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Soreness in left side of jaw, moved towards ear, pressure and dull pain in ear canal, headache. Ear infection?

Hi Dr. XXXXXX. I am a 26 year old woman. I was at the beach this weekend and woke up on Sunday with a soreness in the left side of my jaw. The symptom has persisted and today has moved towards my ear. I feel a general pressure and dull ache in my ear canal and a resulted headache . Could this be an ear infection from time spent in the ocean?
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

Welcome in H.C.M.

Regarding your query for pain in the jaw joint and a day after it extend to involve ear.I would like to say that you had enjoid in ocean a day before that may cause otitis externa, a painful condition, but at the same time there is possibility of referred pain to ear from jaw joint which is a well known fact.

So there are equal chances of both possibilities and this may be differentiated by clinical examination, therefore consultation with ENT doctor is must for dagnosis and treatment.

Answered: Fri, 4 Apr 2014
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