Ear pain

Ear pain usually refers to the internal pain called ďearacheĒ. Ear pain may also sometimes refer to physical pain of the earís cartilage structure, or pain in the external region near the ear. For the causes of internal ear pain, read more about: Earache. ...

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If you or a family member has earache, you may have pain that is sharp, dull, or throbbing. You may also have muffled hearing or a feeling of pressure or blockage. ...Source: New Zealand Health1 ...

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For most causes of earache, read more about: Earache. For causes of external ear pain, rather than inner ear pain, some causes may include:

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Causes of Ear pain

Common causes of earache

  • An ear infection
  • A throat, nose or mouth infection
  • A build-up of ear wax
  • Changes in altitude or air pressure (eg, when an aeroplane lands)
  • An object, growth, or insect in the ear
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Differential Diagnosis of Ear pain

Toothache: When a lower molar tooth is affected, the pain can often feel like it's coming from the ear. ...Source: NHS Choices UK2 ...

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Causes List for Ear pain

Possible causes of Ear pain (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Clinical Features of Ear pain

Earache in children Earaches are common in children. If your child has an earache, they may:

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Treatments for Ear pain

Self care: As well as seeing your doctor, try the following:

  • A warm face cloth, wheat bag or covered hot water bottle held against your affected ear may help relieve the discomfort.
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Prevention of Ear pain

The ear canal is very delicate. Itís never a good idea to put anything in your ear that hasnít been prescribed. ...Source: New Zealand Health5 ...

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  1. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ earache
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Toothache/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ earache
  5. ibid.

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