Fellowship in Pain Management, MD, MD - Anaesthesiology , MBBS , Observer post
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
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There is no home remedy to decrease the inflammation of the ear
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Fortunately, there are many home remedies to treat ear pain and inflammation. For instance, you can use warm compresses on the outside of the ear. On the other hand, a cold compress can help if the warmth is not able to alleviate your condition. You can hold the cold compress for at least 20 minutes against the ear. Make sure that the water doesn t get into the ear canal while using the cold compress.
Which of these reasons can lead to ear pain?
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Ear pain or an earache is a very common health issue which can arise from infections and inflammations in the inner, middle or external part of the ear. It could also stem from the structures located in close vicinity of the ears such as nerves passing through forehead, teeth pain and throat infections. Earaches are also considered a common symptom of various common ailments such as trauma, dermatitis, bullous myringitis, TMJ infections, sunburn and Swimmer s ear. If you are suffering from ear pain, talk to an expert in place of administering the medications yourself.
For proper evaluation of the ear pain, it is also important to check other organs of the body
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When you are suffering from ear pain all of a sudden and it is not possible to assess the cause of the earache, then consult a specialist. The doctor would check other parts of the body such as throat to detect whether there is a sore throat or tonsillitis, neck for swelling of the lymph nodes and stiffness and the lungs for the signs of pneumonia.
Which of these conditions lead to the condition called Swimmer s ear?
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Swimmer s ear is actually a form of Otitis Externa which is caused by the inflammation or irritation in the ear canal due to a variety of reasons. It can happen if water is retained in the ear canal for a prolonged period of time or minor trauma while trying to clean ear wax with any kind of sharp object or impaction of the ear wax. It is important to seek the advice of healthcare professional for the diagnosis and treatment of the ear ache.
Inflammation is the major cause of pain in the outer part of the ear
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The auricle and helix form the outer part of the ear cartilage and it can easily become inflamed or infected. This could be because of cellulitis, skin infections, sunburn, chronic skin irritations and formation of hematoma or blood clot in the interior part of the ear. The ear canal can be a considerable source of pain and thus, you should always avoid cleaning it with sharp objects. Being aware is the key to avoiding the problem.