Ear pain can be described as a sharp pain, throb, or dull pain that causes much discomfort. It is very common in children but can affect people of all ages. Credit: Dr. Mark Hyman-2011. The most common cause of earache is otitis, an infection of the medium (the space behind the eardrum) ear or otitis externa, inflammation of the external ear canal. Earache is easily treatable and rarely causes complications. Symptoms more common infection of the middle ear (otitis) include: * fever or high temperature * Earaches * dizziness * temporary hearing loss * persistent screaming, especially in babies * irritability symptoms and signs of infection of the outer ear include: * swelling * itching * Pus in the ear what causes ear pain? Causes common ear pain include: * obstruction in the tube of the ear (Eustachian tube) * objects into the ear * ear infection * jaw arthritis * Infection of the tooth * broken or damaged eardrum * Sinusitis * sore throat * tonsillitis * pharyngitis * accumulation of ear wax * SOAP or shampoo was housed in the diagnosis of earaches ear diagnosis of earache is a physical examination based on the presented symptoms. Your doctor will examine the outer ear, ear canal and eardrum with an instrument called an Otoscope. Examination may also involve the mouth, nose, throat and teeth.
In some cases, x-rays can also be ordered. Aid for sore ears ear pain is usually treated with ear drops containing antibiotics to help fight against the infection. Medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen also provide pain relief. If ear pain is not severe, place a compress hot, moist outer ear to reduce pain. Insert warm olive oil in the ear canal to relieve pain or to give massages gently below each ear.
For more serious episodes of earache, an oral antibiotic along with ear drops may be prescribed. Children who repeatedly experience ear infections may require a surgical procedure that involves having tubes inserted into the ears. Natural remedies people are choosing increasingly more remedies herbal and homeopathic as a natural alternative to antibiotics for earache. These treatments are safe and gentle on the body’s system and also support the overall health of the ear. Herbs such as Pulsatilla purpurea(flor de Pasque) and Echinacea, act as relaxing the nerve and reduce inflammation while also stimulating the immune system. Homeopathic ingredients such as Hepar. Sulph, Belladonna, Pulsatilla and Levisticum treat symptoms of infections of the ear.