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Have a sharp pain in my right ear that comes and goes and HURTS!

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Have a sharp pain in my right ear that comes and goes and HURTS! Started during the nite and I put hot on it, but did not hurt.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 7 years ago.

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Pain is ear can be due to various reasons. Common cause includes acute otitis media, otitis media with effusion, chronic eustachian tube dysfunction , temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, infection in external ear canal , injury to ear , tooth infection , sinus infection and sore throat.

In case of ear infection hearing will be effected along with occasional discharge and fullness in ear.

You need to visit your doctor it possible an ENT (ear , nose and throat) doctor for detailed examination.

If there is infection you might need antibiotics.

For pain relief you can take tab acetaminophen, it is over the counter drug.


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