Pain In Ears And Head?

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r I want to ask why my right ear hurts and when I have a headache I immediately get a headache and when my head suddenly hurts my right ear also hurts. What’s the reason, doctor, please explain.

1 Answer:

Hi Heru,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The ear and head are both innervated by the same somatic nerve fibers. Therefore, pain in one part of the body can be felt to spread to other parts of the body.


Some of the possible triggers for the pain you are experiencing are:


Otitis externa (inflammation of the outer ear)

Trigeminal neuralgia (pain due to disorders of the trigeminal nerve)

Migraine (throbbing headache)
Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

Otitis media (inflammation of the outer ear)
Mastoiditis (infection of the mastoid bone)
Brain tumor
Ototoxic drug side effects
Hypertension (high blood pressure)
Infections, for example due to boils, acne, Herpes-zoster

After a head injury, and so on

It is very difficult to distinguish the exact cause of your complaint without doing a physical examination directly. Therefore, we recommend that you consult a doctor immediately if the pain is very bothersome. With direct examination, the doctor can determine the diagnosis and the best treatment. It could also be further tests, such as laboratory, X-ray, CT scan, or MRI will be done.


At this time, if the pain returns, you should first take a pain reliever, such as paracetamol. This drug is an over-the-counter drug that you can take as a first aid before seeing a doctor. In addition, also follow these tips:

Stay away from exposure to noise for too long
Don't pick at your ears too much, whether it's with your fingers, wire, cotton buds, or anything else
Avoid indiscriminate consumption of drugs (except over-the-counter drugs), it is feared that some of the drugs you regularly consume are ototoxic
Do not smoke
Manage emotions wisely
Sleep and eat and be regular

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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