Symptom: Earache


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Earache: Pain in the ear called "otalgia"
Introduction: Aching or pain in the ear is called otalgia (see also detailed disease information for earache). Ear pain is usually caused by an infection of the ear area, including outer ear infections, mastoiditis, or middle ear infections. However, pain in the ear can also arise from infections or conditions in nearby regions that affect the ear nerves. This is called "referred pain" and may arise from dental conditions, jaw disorders, or afflictions of the upper digestive tract and throat area. There are a variety of possible causes of ear pain and any ear pain symptoms needs prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Earache:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Earache (80 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Earache (3 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Earache (15 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Earache (2 conditions)

  • Disease information: see also Earache condition information
  • Causes of Earache (35 conditions)
  • Medication Causes of Earache (2 causes)
    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Earache type of: Pain (604), Ear symptoms (75)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Earache: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Earache as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Earache: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Earache as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Earache: The following list of conditions have 'Earache' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    B

  • Barotitis Media ... ear pain
  • Bell's Palsy ... pain behind the ear
  • Broken jaw ... ear pain

    E

  • Ear foreign body ... ear pain
  • Ear wax ... ear pain
  • Earache ... ear pain, earache

    J

  • Jaw conditions ... earaches

    L

  • Labrynthitis ... ear pain
  • Larynx Cancer ... earache

    M

  • Middle ear infection ... Ear pain, Earache

    O

  • Oral cancer ... ear pain
  • Otitis externa ... ear pain

    P

  • Perforated eardrum ... sudden relief of ear pain

    S

  • Sinusitis ... earaches

    T

  • Tonsilitis ... earache
    Conditions listing complications: Earache: The following list of conditions have 'Earache' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    C

  • Common cold ... earache

    M

  • Measles ... earache

    Related medical articles for Earache:
  • Introduction: Earache
  • Basic Summary for Earache
  • Causes of Earache
  • Medication Causes of Earache
  • Symptoms of Earache
  • Complications of Earache


    Last revised: Nov 21, 2003

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