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Health Tip: What's Causing My Earache?

Health Tip: What's Causing My Earache?

05/30/11

(HealthDay News) -- Earaches are as common as they are painful and annoying. Factors that can trigger an earache are equally plentiful.

The ADAM Encyclopedia mentions these possible causes of an earache:

  • Allergy.
  • Ear infection.
  • Sinus infection.
  • Tooth infection.
  • Common cold.
  • Arthritis of the jaw.
  • Damage to the ear from changes in pressure, impacted ear wax or an object lodged in the ear.
  • Perforated or ruptured eardrum.
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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