Ear Pain

Ear Pain

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ear pain?

Ear pain is the dull, sharp, or burning sensation in one or both ears. It can occur for a short duration or continuously. Ear pain can arise all of a sudden or gradually.

What are the symptoms that can accompany Ear pain?

Symptoms from injury or ear infection

  • Decreased hearing
  • Fluid from the ear
  • Ear feels full
  • Difficulty in chewing
  • Jaw pain
  • Clicking of the ears
  • Fever
  • Headache
What causes of Ear pain?

The cause of ear pain might be due to the following reasons:

  • An ear infection of the outer, middle, and inner ear
  • A blocked eustachian tube that creates pressure behind the eardrum
  • Pain in other places, such as teeth, jaw, and throat
  • Any physical injury that is done by scratching the inner part of the ears with a cotton swab, finger, or other objects
What are the treatments of Ear pain?

Treatment of ear infection includes both medicines and surgery , selection of treatment depend on root cause and severity of may include following:

  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Eardrops
  • For pain from wax build up
  • Surgery
How to prevent of Ear pain?
  • Protect the ear from small objects or insects
  • One must adequately dry the ears after bathing or swimming
  • Keep away from dust and pollen
  • Avoid the persistent use of cotton swabs or earwax-softening agents.
  • Wear earplugs for swimming
  • Avoid putting the finger or towel into the ear after swimming
  • One must clean the ears softly and with care
When to seek emergency medical attention for ?

One must immediately seek medical attention under the following conditions:

  • A child with a persistent fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or above.
  • Severe ear pain that does not improve within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Ear pain with fever and sore throat.
  • Pain when touching or pulling the ear lobe.
  • Buzzing sound in the ears.
  • Hearing loss.
  • Swelling or rash in the ear canal.
  • Extreme tiredness.
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