Otalgia

What is Otalgia?

Otalgia is nothing but an earache or ear pain is pain in the ear. It is not always seen with ear disease. It may be caused by several other conditions, such as impacted teeth, sinus disease, inflamed tonsils, infections in the nose and pharynx etc.

Questions and answers on "Otalgia"

I have a single raised red oval on my chest. It's been there for about a month, and seems as if it is expanding. It doesn't itch nor hurt, and the center is as my normal skin. I also have slight jaw & ear pain on the right side, with no other symptoms. The oval is about the size of a quarter now, started the size of a dime. Any ideas?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
It seems that you might be having small lipoma in the chest.
If size is increasing, consult surgeon and get removed.
Pain in ear and in jaw line might be due to some infection in your right ear.
Put antibiotic ear drops in ear and if require go for oral antibiotic.
Ok and take...

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I have felt sick with sinus ear pain sweeling on top of ears swollen throut. I also fell and rewarded this 50 yr. Old left wrist a radius fracture. The dr. said I could use a corpal tunnel brace.its been 9 days. I have had hot poker stabbing pain in palm and left breast and back is that normal? I get nervouse easily. Also female smoker 5/6 135_137 lbs. Bp. 120/80 p83

doctor1 MD

Hi
Thank for choosing HCM, wear the brace properly, improper wearing could cause pain, do not over react to whatever happened to you otherwise it will create anxiety and depression, every thing will be alright just take it easy, have nice day.

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I had cough and cold 2 weeks back and visited a ENT specialist. He told me I have heavy congestion of cough in my chest and gave me medicines. I took them for few days and felt better. for past 2-3 days, I have pain in my left side of throat and goes to left ear when I speak something. Can you suggest what's happening and what treatment should I take ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Tonsillitis with referred otalgia

Detailed Answer:
Hi Sir,
I have gone through your query; it suggests that you may be suffering from the acute tonsillitis with referred otalgia.
In this condition I personally prescribed
1. Tablet amoxicillin and clavulinic acid 625mg twice a day....

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Hi doctors,
I am suffering from otalgia with mild face numbness on the right side due to otitis media. Whitish part were seen in the middle ear canal. The pain comes and goes . I am taking oral analgesia to ease the pain. If you could give me an answer for free . Thanks

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Hi , in my opinion, otitis media causing facial numbness means there is facial nerve being affected.
For yhis first thing is to treat otitis media with antibiotics.
Control infection. Then give neuralgic drugs to reduce facial pain and numbness.
If I were your treating doctor I wohkd have asked...

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hi, ive been getting a constant headache for over two months now, i feel faint, i have a red mark above my eyebrows aswell. I have an ear ache. I feel dizzy sometimes. It hurts to look at lights or to hear loud sounds. I went to my gp and theyve given me various different painkillers.. paracetamol .. naproxen ..co-codamol..co-dydramol..nurofen..and now ive been given medication for urine infection. but none of these medicines are working. What could be the problem? My eyesight is fine too, I had my eyes tested. Thankyou.

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hello. please try to consult your ENT physician , you may be having sinus infection.e can examine you and do the necessary. thanks

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I have a bad ear ache that is making my neck real stiff and it's making me sick to my stomache. My jaw hurts as well from it. It feels like cold shocks are being sent through it from time to time. I have tried neomiacin ear drops but nothing is helping and I have had it for almost 2 weeks and it feels like it's not getting any better at all.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
From history it seems that you might be having impacted wax with otitis externa.
This infection might cause severe ear pain with stiff neck.
Go for one antibiotic medicine course after consulting your doctor.
If ear wax is impacted then put some wax dissolving drops like Waxolve in the ear...

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My son has been having on and off ear pain in his right ear. Last night i took a little peroxcide mixed with water and put it in his ear had him sit a minute then drain it out. Then when I looked inside I noticed a thick white film over a deep redness deep in his ear. I tried to use a q tip to get it out but it is really stuck in there and today he is complaining of dizziness with the pain. He has also been losing hearing for the last few days.

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Dear user,

I think you have already exceeded the amount of home therapy that can be done ... you need to visit the ear surgeon as soon as possible. It seems that there is either a fungal infection, or some other problem. Please do NOT use any sharp instrument inside the ear ... the problem is...

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HI. After taking flonase for 7 days i sat down at my computer the 7th day and i immediately knew that i had a problem with my eye sight.I had eye pain and my vision wasnt as good as it should be.I had swelling behind my right ear and ear pain. The only thing i can think of that caused these problems was the flonase which i stopped taking immediately. This happened 9 months ago and i believe the vision i lost is permanent. i still have eye pain several times a day.. Charles

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DEAR SIR/MADAM

FOLNASE - FLUTICASONE IS A STEROID WHICH WHEN USED YOU SHOULD WATCH OUT FOR FOLLOWING CONDITIONS.
1. GLAUCOMA OR CATARACTS
2. LIVER DISEASE
3. HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS
4. TUBERCULOSIS OR OTHER INFECTIONS OR ILLNESS
5. ULCERS OR ABRASIONS INSIDE NOSE
6. RECENT HISTORY OF INJURY OR...

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Hi, I have recently been getting head aches most days for the past few weeks. They are on the right side of my head, above my eye. I also get twinges of ear ache on this side too and feeling tired. It doesn't happen all day, usually late afternoon until I go to sleep. Just wondering it you have an idea what it could be?
Thanks

doctor1 MD

Hello.Pain in a side of face,migraine is the first diagnose considered;but it not seem a pure migraine
( pain suffers less days,pain is most severe and accompanying symptoms are intolerance to light and noise).Another type of headache very frequent is tensional headache(The pain is not located...

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earsI am a female age 16 I have an earache and it hurts me to lay down I'm in pain and I wanna cry I've had drainage and my ears have been in throbbing pain

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Your ear ache (otalgia) is due to an ear infection (otitis) , sometimes with mastoiditis. The throbbing pain is as bad as dental pain. Do you have fever? Did you have a recent cold? How is your hearing? Is this the first time? Have you had any recent ear...

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so my tonsils seem to be red and sometimes my seems to be swollen and makes me feel like im choaking. i have a neck injury from 3 months ago and my neck may be out of alignment. other that then. there is nothing else i see that could be connected to that area. not sick. no sore throat. no fever. no ear pain. nothing

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Ear pain/infection comes alternatively. When takes medicine(ciproflexacin) It gets stopped. But comes further after few months. When it s high bad hearing is condition and heavy pain occurs. It feels like ear is blocked and the wax from ear gets excess and clotted.

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i am 29.5ft 2in and slightly overweight.I arrived home from gran canaria with a very sore ear-around a week later when the ear pain subsided i woke up experiencing severe dizziness,and as if the outside world was surreal.I also have a pain in my neck when i turn,im not sure if this is muscular though,could you please advise?thanks

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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...i m 29yrs,5.8ft,weight 50kg.last week,i had a severe ear pain.i rushed to a pharmacy and brough gentamycin ear drop which relieved me from pain but after two days,the pain came back again.a doctor examined me and told me is ear wax.he prescribed some antibiotics and candbiotic ear drop.pls explain how the candbiotic willl help to remove the wax.is as if my ear is blocking.

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I had cough and cold 2 weeks back and visited a ENT specialist . He told me I have heavy congestion of cough in my chest and gave me medicines. I took them for few days and felt better. for past 2-3 days, I have pain in my left side of throat and...

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