• Felecia Felecia
    March 16, 2010
    Pain left ear, sharp pain followed by aching pain lasting for 3 days now, no relief from medicine
    Felecia Felecia
    March 16, 2010

    I am experiencing a sharp shooting pain in my left ear that lasts around two to five seconds, followed by an aching pain that lasts for hours. This has been going on for three days. I am considering going to the hospital. I have tried several ear medicines over the counter with no relief.  What could this possibly be?

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  • Cort
    Health Guide
    March 18, 2010
    Cort
    Health Guide
    March 18, 2010

    It could be an ear infection or it could be, as someone suggested, problems associated with a structural imbalance in that area that causes pain. If the pain is going for days and it hasn't gotten better then you really should see a doctor. They can quickly determine if its an infection and prescribe you antibiotics to take care of it. Below is a link on ear infections and adults, and also some other links from our site that might be helpful to you.

    Ear Infections in Adults

    Using Tylenol Responsibly

    TMJ - An Introduction

    Best of luck!


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  • Heidi March 18, 2010
    Heidi
    March 18, 2010

    Hello Felicia:

     

    I lived with ear problems my entire growing up years and sometimes as an adult.  You need to get on a different medicine or your ear drum could errupt.  I would also recommend you see a specialist.  I'm afraid I can't remember what kind of Dr. that is called, but you should see one ASAP.  But, first and utmost, get back to your doctor or to the hospital and get on a different prescription.  Yours isn't working. 

     

    I have had an absessed ear and my children have both had tubes due to chronic ear pain. 

     

    Heidi

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  • Tim
    Tim
    March 18, 2010
    Tim
    Tim
    March 18, 2010

    It could be ear infection and also could be tmj (jaw condition).

    If not famililar with tmj look it up.   tim

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