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Comment from: bue, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 27

Tubes were put in my ears to go in the oxygen chamber. I couldn't stand and the tubes were removed in 4 days. I am now having problems with ear aches. One ear is trying to close up over the ear drum. The other isn't closed up yet. I wish I had never done it, I had an open wound. Doctor said I need to do that to get it healed. I hope I get they get ok but right now I am in pain with earaches.

Comment from: Female Published: May 07

I first had a sinus cold which created headaches, then a week or so later, I developed an earache. Not entirely certain if this was the cause, but my nose, sinuses and ear were all affected on the same side.

Comment from: anon, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

Unilateral ear pain that persists for more than a couple of weeks should be evaluated by an ENT as this could signify a warning sign for a head and neck cancer.

Published: December 05

I have a fungal infection in my ear.

Comment from: Polly, 75 or over Female Published: March 12

I went to dentist last Thursday, had a crown removed. Now I'm having pain in my ears.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 27

While SCUBA diving in a cavern for the first time I had difficulty equalizing the pressure in my right year and experienced ear pressure squeeze. Not wanted to get separated from the group, (I was at the end of the group), I equalized my ear with a lot more force than usual. Ear felt full, clogged and "gurgled" ever since. The next day, on plane back I developed a bad ear ache, with feverish chills. I went to see doctor the following day. He said my eardrum and sinuses were inflamed and thought I had a middle ear infection as well. He referred me to an ENT and gave me drops and well and oral steroids in the meantime.

Comment from: Debbie Z., 7-12 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 07

My son's earache started from a female student who decided to scream in his ear while riding the bus. KIDS!

Comment from: Ellen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I developed swimmer's ear 35 years ago. After medical treatment my ear never was the same. Over the years I have had almost constant pain, excessive drainage, and polyps. I have gone to specialist many times and the last doctor told me I just have to live with it; that my ear is not normal, whatever that means. Right now I'm lying down with a heating pad on my ear. I'm planning to go to another doctor.

Comment from: Willowtree, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

I tried to clean out my right ear by myself with hot water and hydrogen peroxide! I hoped that after I cleaned it that the pain would stop but it didn't! I gave it a day, but it still hurt so I just used hot water. But it still hurts more than it did before!!!! Now the right side of my throat hurts also!!!

Comment from: Ankm, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 05

I have a cold with a decent fever. I don't have a car and had to go somewhere so I rode my scooter. It was kind of cold and now my ears are killing me.

Comment from: Steven F., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 04

I had a cold for a week. The cold symptoms are diminishing and my ear hurts and feels full and congested.

Published: January 19

I've been having ear itch, deep down in a ear canal, and the only way I could reach it was a Q TIP, and in the next two days I felt big bump on my ear, which slowly began swelling up, and terrible pain. I wrapped a scarf around head to keep my ear warm, I've been taking ibuprofen, but it seems not helping me. Hopefully it will go away by itself.

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