Ear pain : Medical Symptom Description


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Ear pain: Ear pain is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Earache. For a medical symptom description of 'Ear pain', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Earache (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Ear pain' may be possible.
Earache (symptom): Pain in the ear called "otalgia"
Earache (symptom): Aching or pain in the ear is called otalgia (see also detailed disease information for earache). Ear pain is usually caused by an infection of the ear area, including outer ear infections, mastoiditis, or middle ear infections. However, pain in the ear can also arise from infections or conditions in nearby regions that affect the ear nerves. This is called "referred pain" and may arise from dental conditions, jaw disorders, or afflictions of the upper digestive tract and throat area. There are a variety of possible causes of ear pain and any ear pain symptoms needs prompt professional medical advice.

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