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Why am i getting acute pain behind my right ear ?

Hello, I have a stabbing painn behind my right ear , it feels as its inside my head , the skin is not sore but pain is unbearable. It comes every 10 seconds and lasts for about 1 second. Paracetamol is not working, 2 ibuprofens help a little for 2 hours. It started 3 days ago. Had it before, about 2 months ago and lasted few days. What is it?? Help!!
Asked On : Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Pain behind the ear could be due to an arterial spasm , an inflammed artery, sometimes vertigo,sinusitis,any underlying infection can cause the same,sometimes thrombosis. Taking painkillers alone may not help, you need to visit an ENT specialist and get the cause treated , you may need an antibiotic or antiinflammatory drugs or others depending on what the cause is.

Wish you a speedy recovery
Answered: Sat, 12 Mar 2011
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