Left And Right Ear Pain Alternately?
Good afternoon .. I want to ask, I have been in almost 3 weeks of alternating ear pain sometimes a day of sickness left of the right day and I feel like swelling in the pinna while I am pregnant at 30 weeks of pregnancy 😢 approximately what is the cause huh?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Ear pain or a medical term called otalgia can be caused by many medical conditions. Pain originating from the ear organ itself is referred to as primary otalgia, and the most common causes are external ear (otitis external) and middle ear (otitis media). Physical examination of the ear can directly assess the cause in primary otalgia whether it comes from the external or middle ear. But in general the causes above are not directly related to pregnancy.
Ear pain where the disorder originates from organs outside the ear is called secondary otalgia. Determining the diagnosis may be more difficult because it is related to innervation around complex ear organs. The most common cause is disruption in the temporomandibular joint or due to dental infection.
If complaints tend to persist, you should do further consultation with an ENT specialist for evaluation and examination. Avoid prying ears and using free ear drops that are not on the doctor's recommendation.
That's all, hope you can help.