How do I fix an Ear ach?

My ear is popping and very soar. Also throuing balance off. I can't hear well either.

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    sounds like you need to go to the doctor. a combination of pain and loss of balance (or dizziness or vertigo) usually indicates an inner ear problem that could be amenable to prescription medications. If left untreated, it could lead to permanent hearing loss; get it checked out ASAP.

  • 1 decade ago

    If it's ear wax, you just need to drain it. Get a warming pad and wrap it in a towel and lay your head on it until it drains out. You could also use peroxide and warm water. Bausch & Lombe also makes a kit for this.

    Inner ear infections are more serious. You may want to go to a doctor.

  • 4 years ago

    might sound odd but it works i do it everytime i or my husband get an ear ache. pour a lil peroxide in the one ear or if two then both but one at a time of course then let you should hear it bubble up wait till you dont hear a fiz or bubble sound then put that ear against a towel so it will drain and repeat with the other side then put piece of cotton ball in your ear(s) and keep it/them warm

  • 1 decade ago

    Could be TMJ are you a grinder. This is a very common problem with TMJ but also can just be a simple ear infection. You can use a blow dryer temporarly to relieve the aching.

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  • 1 decade ago

    go to the health food store and get garlic oil. Garlic oil is highly anti-bacterial. Put 5 drops in the morning and 5 drops in the evening. Put a cotton ball in to keep it in. It worked for me, although, mine was not as advanced as yours. You may need to get to the Dr. and get some antibiotics, because hearing loss is a real danger if you let this go on too long. Sounds like it's already been a few days.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This happens whenever there is a drastic change in altitude such as driving up a steep hill or taking off or landing in an airplane. The pressure builds behind the ear drum and efforts should be made to equalize the pressure on both sides of the ear drum. This is accomplished in two or more ways. One is to literally hold your nose while attempting to exhale without opening your mouth. This reduces the pressure somewhat. Chewing gum is also renoun as a means of relieving the pressure of altitude changes.

    You should see your physician and have a thorough ear examination just in case it is more serious than merely altitude popping.

    Excerpts below from source below:

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    Causes of Earache

    Location

    Condition

    History

    Physical Examination

    Otologic Causes

    Middle ear or mastoid process

    Otitis media, acute otitis media, chronic otitis media

    Preceding URI

    Bulging, red tympanic membrane

    Acute barotitis media (barotrauma)

    Rapid change in air pressure as in air travel or scuba diving

    Hemorrhage on or behind the tympanic membrane

    Acute eustachian tube obstruction

    Gurgling, crackling, or popping noises, with or without nasal congestion

    Unilateral conductive hearing loss and decreased tympanic membrane mobility

    Acute mastoiditis

    Fever, postauricular pain, otorrhea. Previous URI, incompletely or inadequately treated otitis media

    Fever, postauricular swelling and tenderness to palpitation. Sometimes, downward or lateral pinna displacement, edema of posterior portion of external canal

    External ear

    Otitis externa

    Earache localized to the canal, particularly in a swimmer, diabetic, or patient with seborrheic dermatitis

    Erythematous, edematous ear canal; exquisite tenderness with movement of the tragus, and thick white otorrhea

    Bullous myringitis

    Sudden pain, sometimes history of herpes

    Small blebs on the tympanic membrane, sometimes herpetic lesions adjacent to tragus

    Cerumen, impacted or foreign body

    Vague pain accompanied by hearing loss and without other symptoms

    Visualization

    Nonotologic Causes

    Cancer

    Nasopharynx, pharynx, tonsil, base of tongue, larynx

    Often tobacco and/or alcohol use

    Varies; sometimes unilateral or remitting middle ear effusion

    Infection

    Tonsillopharyngitis, peritonsillar, or other oropharyngeal abscess

    Pain with swallowing

    Pharyngeal erythema and sometimes swelling

    Neurologic

    Neuralgia (trigeminal, sphenopalatine, glossopharyngeal, geniculate)

    Severe, lancinating pain episodes

    None

    Other

    Post-tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy

    History of surgery

    Varies

    Temporomandibular joint disorder

    Pain with jaw movement

    Lack of smooth temporomandibular joint movement; trismus

  • mali
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    consult a doctor

  • 1 decade ago

    u need to see a doctor because it may be more serious than you think

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