Causes Ear Pain?
Afternoon doctor, I want to ask for a few days how come my ears suddenly hurt, what is the cause what is the relationship with TMJ too? Thank you doctor
Hello, thanks for the question.
Ear pain can be caused by interference from the ear itself, both the external ear, middle ear, and inner ear. Disorders of the ear can be caused by infection (both bacterial or fungal), inflammation, malignancy, and so forth. Usually characterized by pain in the outer or inner ear, pain when pressing or pulling the earlobe, discharge from the ear, hearing loss, feeling full in the ear, fever, and so forth. Disorders of the ear will increase the risk, especially in people with the habit of digging the ears too deep and have a history of allergies such as rhinitis. Apart from interference from the ear, pain in the ear can also be caused by interference with diseases from other organs, such as infection or inflammation of the teeth, sinusitis, or because of disorders of the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Ear pain due to the influence of TMJ disorders is usually characterized by pain in the jaw and around the ear, difficulty opening and closing the mouth, chewing, etc., sound when moving the jaw, and so forth. If complaints are felt to be disturbing you should consult an ENT doctor, especially if the pain is very severe, discharge, hearing loss, or if accompanied by high fever. The doctor will ask about the complaint and do a thorough and specific physical examination of the nose and throat ears. Examination of the ear usually uses a device called a photocopy, which is a tool to see the condition of the ear canal to the eardrum (tympanic membrane), and can also be done additional examinations such as blood tests, x-rays, or CT scans if needed. Handling will be adjusted to the cause of the complaint. It is better to avoid digging the ears, avoid putting water in the ears, avoid swimming until the ears are declared completely healed, dry the ears after bathing, avoid inserting objects or other medicines without a doctor's prescription.
Thus, hopefully it helps.