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What is Earache?

What is Earache?

Aching or pain in the ear is called otalgia. Ear pain is usually caused by an infection of the ear area, including outer ear infections ( ...more »

  • Earache: Pain in the ear called "otalgia".
  • Earache: Earache; a pain localized in the middle or inner ear.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Earache: an ache localized in the middle or inner ear.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Earache: Introduction

Types of Earache:

Broader types of Earache:

How serious is Earache?

Complications of Earache: see complications of Earache

What causes Earache?

Causes of Earache: see causes of Earache

What are the symptoms of Earache?

Symptoms of Earache: see symptoms of Earache

Complications of Earache: see complications of Earache

Can anyone else get Earache?

More information: see contagiousness of Earache
Inheritance: see inheritance of Earache

Earache: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Earache.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Earache.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Earache: Pediatrician, Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Earache.
Treatments for Earache: see treatments for Earache
Alternative treatments for Earache: see alternative treatments for Earache

Society issues for Earache


Hospitalization statistics for Earache: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Earache:

  • 0.021% (2,661) of hospital consultant episodes were for otalgia and effusion of ear in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for otalgia and effusion of ear required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 48% of hospital consultant episodes for otalgia and effusion of ear were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 52% of hospital consultant episodes for otalgia and effusion of ear were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19% of hospital consultant episodes for otalgia and effusion of ear required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visit statistics for Earache: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Earache:
  • 9,449,000 people visited a physician’s office for earache and ear infection in the US 2001 (National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2001)
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Name and Aliases of Earache

Main name of condition: Earache

Other names or spellings for Earache:

otalgia

Otalgia, Ear pain Source - Diseases Database

Otalgia, Earache
Source - WordNet 2.1

Earache: Related Conditions

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