Ear infection headache

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i have a serious headache on my left head.... started from my jaw ear and behind my ear...did all the test x rays nothing shows...
Once back home I went to my doctor and he diagnosed an inner ear infection causing the dizziness and it would go away in time. However eleven months down the line it is still there. On a daily basis I feel lightheaded. This can vary from feeling slightly lightheaded and able to carry on with life to feeling dizzy and completely housebound. I have to be very careful not to over do things or it makes my condition worse (e.g I need a lie down after the hoovering).
Other causes include sinusitis, TMJ or tempormandibular joint dysfunction and ear infection. I would suggest you to take rest apply cold compresses to the affected part of head and take OTC pain killers like Tylenol. If you have runny nose chances of sinusitis are more and steam inhalation will provide relief. In the meantime schedule an appointment with your GP and get a clinical evaluation done.
Sounds like an inner ear infection to me, I would make an appointment to see a doctor if this continues.
Temporal arteritis, internal ear infection, TMJ and tooth decay can all cause a temple pain. Infection in the eye, glaucoma, near and far sightedness and sinusitis are the other causes. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
In temporal arteritis there is inflammation of the blood vessel at the temple. Internal ear infection, fluid in ear (went in during swimming or during a shower bath or due to infection), or impacted wax can be a problem. In infection of tooth, exposed nerve endings of tooth can be a problem. In TMJ, the pain will be aggravated on opening the mouth and on chewing. Infection in the eye, glaucoma, near and far sightedness and sinusitis are the other causes.
These can be the result of tonsillitis, pharyngitis (infection of upper throat), infection in mouth, caries in tooth, internal ear infection, outer ear infection, eczema, dermatitis, dandruff, breast cancer, fungal infection, other cancers like lymphoma etc. If you had flu like symptoms initially then it could be due to infectious mononucleosis too. Other possibilities are carotid artery aneurysms, abscess, thyroid lumps, lipomas, and cysts.
If the pain still persists after a few days of taking the OTC medication, consult your physician for a clinical evaluation and a confirmed diagnosis. You could probbaly be having an ear infection due to the pain worsening with movement , but this needs to be confirmed by a physician. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Other conditions to be strongly ruled out in your case could be cervical spinal nerve compression, Meniere’s disease of the ear, wax in the ear, infection of the middle or inner ear, benign positional vertigo and benign intracranial hypertension. Hence it is important to consult an ENT specialist and a neurologist too. At times back and neck problems may persist for years before they really start giving trouble. Chances of TMJ too should be looked into.
they sound very much like pressure headaches,which in turn can make you feel very sick and tired,you could also have an ear infection coming you should go to the doctor to get that checked out
Temporal arteritis, internal ear infection, TMJ and tooth decay can all cause a temple pain and should be ruled out first. Infection in the eye, glaucoma, near and far sightedness and sinusitis are the other causes. Tension headaches due to stress too affect the temple area. It can also be migraine. Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into.
Have you been able to identify a trigger for these headaches? These headaches could be due to chronic sinusitis or ear infection. I would suggest you to take steam inhalation and OTC decongestants and see is these help. At the same time you can schedule an appointment with a physician and undergo some tests like X ray skull.
The ringing, itchiness and pain in your ear may suggest an infection and you may benefit from further evaluation by an ear doctor while the coldness in your hands cam be due to neurological issues such as problems in the nerves or temperature sensors. Check with your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care and hope to hear from you soon.
I started out with a strange feeling in the left side of my head where I have a sensation of fluid and pain in my head. My left ear has been plugged up. When I move my head from side-to-side or right to left is when I feel the sensation. I went to the doctor who checked my ears, and my symptoms. They assumed it was a sinus infection, although I have had no drainage of any mucus from my nose, no congestion, and I have never had a history with sinus infections.
I have a headache on right side in eye, head, ear, and goes to neck and jaw. not daily.For 3 or 4 days, there is none, but when it comes, pain is intense and Tylenol does not help. My eyes are runny. Headache does not interfere with my sleep. I had headache since October. It began with a cold and I thought it was sinus, then allergy so I took claritan D and Flonase. And this did not help. Had ct scan (normal).
There are primary headaches that are not due to any underlying medical condition, and secondary headaches due to sinusitis, ear infection, head injury, blood vessel or brain tumor problem, cluster and tension headaches. The child might need an MRI head to rule out. Drugs like analgesics avoiding aspirin for reye’s syndrome, sumatriptan for migraines etc. consult a pediatric neurologist for appropriate advice. Hope this helps. Take care.
Other conditions that can cause headaches include sinusitis (inflammation of the sinuses), pharyngitis (inflammation or infection of the throat) or otitis (ear infection).Was there any head injury? The exact causes of migraines are unknown, although they are related to changes in the brain as well as to genetic causes Most children and adolescents (90%) who have migraines have other family members with migraines.
for almost a month now, i have been experiencing left sided headaches with pressure and ear pain. i have been to the doctor three times, who said it was an ear infection and eustachian tube dysfunction. i have taken prednisone and augmentin and was prescribed ear drops. while i feel better, i do not feel 100%. the pains in my head are intermittent, and it sometimes feels worse when i bend over. i am also a person who is always congested due to year-round allergies.
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I RARELY get sick, like the last time was probably last fall or something and i've also never had an ear infection or problems with my ear. It mainly just feels like a throbbing vein behind my ear. Like I'll put a finger behind both my ears and on my right side it feels like a swollen vein or something and it throbs. But i just looked at the veins in the head and i see that there aren't any veins behind my ear where it hurts so I'm assuming it's a muscle.
had her checked out and she has a double ear infection. doc gave her antibiotics. she only complained of the one ear, but i guess both are infected. i guess her cold drained into her ear or something.
Weeks later i went to a regular doctor and was treated for sinus infection, then back a week later for ear infection and the infection went away but head and ringing is still there, in the following weeks no symptoms changed. I then was sent to get a CT and that came back clean so they sent me to get a MRI done and still no luck. I also tried a Atlas doctor, another chiropractor, ENT doctor, Nurologist, Physical Theripist and all with no luck.
I did have a day where my ears were bothering me. After my symptoms left I was left with my left ear feeling like pressure .I would tug on the ear lobe and feel better. But now I feel like my lymph node is swollen.
I went to an Express Care doctor, and he diagnosed me with an ear infection and prescribed Amox. I strarted to feel better after a few days, but I began to feel sick again while still taking the Amox. Yesterday, I felt a few lumps on the back and side of my neck, as well as my chest; all on the right side. I went to a different doctor and told him the situation. He seemed stumped. He looked in my ear, listened to my chest and said everything was okay.
I woke up this morning and had a bit of a head ache on that same side, now as he day as developed the headache is gotten MUCH worse, and I'm now getting an achy pain inside my ear. Although, the head pain is worse. My jaw also feels a bit stiff and my neck too - all on that same side. I'm generally starting to feel unwell with it. Wasn't too bad when I got up - just the ear pain when something touched it but I'm feeling a lot worse now.
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