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Contents for Earache
  1. Introduction: Earache
  2. Causes (162 conditions)
  3. Drug causes (14 listings)
  4. Diagnostic tests (23 listings)
  5. Questions your doctor may ask (and why) (24 listings)
  6. Combined symptoms


Ear hurts: Ear hurts is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom:

Causes of Earache (Ear hurts): See detailed list of causes below.

Earache (medical symptom): Pain in the ear called "otalgia"

Introduction: Ear hurts

Earache (medical symptom): 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.

Causes of Earache (Ear hurts)

The list of medical condition causes of Earache (Ear hurts) includes:

  • Ear trauma
    • Ear slap - causing ear trauma
    • Ear trauma from loud sound or blast
    • Excessive ear picking - causing ear trauma
  • Ear conditions

All 162 causes of Earache

Related Symptoms for Ear hurts

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More Symptom Information for Ear hurts

For a medical symptom description of 'Ear hurts', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Earache (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Ear hurts' may be possible.

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