Otalgia: Symptom and Causes

Otalgia Symptoms

A person with acute otalgia may have ear drainage, feeling of fullness in the ear, nasal congestion, fever or headache. Chronic otalgia typically occurs without any other symptoms. Recurrent otalgia may be accompanied by dizziness, tinnitus or hearing loss.

Otalgia Causes

  • Arthritis of the jaw
  • Tooth infection
  • Sore throat
  • Sinus infection
  • Hole in the eardrum
  • Ear injury/infection
  • Temporal mandibular disorder (Pain in the muscle that moves the jaw and the joint which connect mandible to the skull)
  • Object stuck up in the ear or ear wax
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