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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 ...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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