Health Tip: Why You Might Have an Earache

By on February 22, 2010

Pain in the ear has many possible causes and may be accompanied by other symptoms.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list of possible reasons for earache:

  • Arthritis in the jaw.
  • An infection in the middle or outer ear.
  • Changes in pressure that damage the ear.
  • An object lodged in the ear, or a significant buildup of ear wax.
  • A ruptured or perforated eardrum.
  • A sinus infection, infected tooth or sore throat.
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ).

Source: HealthDay

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