Ear pain treatment

Ear pain treatment

We offer you the treatment of ear pain as ear pain is a common condition mainly in children where ear pain may be caused by inflammation in different parts of the ear or it may be pain elsewhere, generally from the pharynx or thyroid gland.

andoften ear pain is due to an infection of the outer ear such as the pinna or otitis media.

Symptoms of ear pain Ear

pain in young children may cause:

  • Insomnia.
  • Unexplained crying is caused by another factor.
  • Pulling or patting the ear flap repeatedly.

Ear pain in adults may also be associated with:

  • With partial hearing loss.
  • Feeling of fullness in the ear.
  • Ringing in the ear.

Causes of ear 

pain External earache is usually caused by infections of the outer ear caused by bacteria or fungi, but anything that irritates the skin in the ear canal or causes an allergic reaction can also cause an infection.

Common causes of external ear pain include:

  • damage to the ear canal from the use of ear cleaning sticks, or the entry of any foreign object into the ear, and this is one of the causes of external ear pain.
  • The use of hearing aids or earplugs can damage or irritate the ear canal or lead to a bacterial infection.
  • Swimming, especially in polluted water, may cause bacteria to enter the ear, and this is one of the causes of earache from outside.
  • The hot and humid climate leads to what is known as an ear infection in this case as tropical ear.
  • Having an allergy or sensitivity to some products such as hair sprays and hair dye can irritate the ear canal, which is one of the causes of external ear pain.
  • Accumulation of earwax in the ear canal or accidentally pushing wax into the ear when cleaning it, and this can trap water in the ear canal, making it wet and increasing the possibility of infection, and this is one of the causes of external ear pain.
  • Having a little earwax, often due to over-cleaning, protects the inner part of the ear from infection.
  • The ear canal is narrow, which means that water can collect and this makes it a fertile place for bacteria to grow.
  • Eczema and psoriasis.

Having a condition that affects your immune system, for example, HIV/AIDS, and these were the causes of earache from the outside.

Ear pain treatment 

After identifying the causes of ear pain from the outside, the stage of treating ear pain  , which may take a long time depending on the severity of the symptoms.

Medical treatment methods include:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers Your doctor may recommend pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to help relieve any pain, and may prescribe codeine if the pain is severe.
  • Ear drops Your doctor may prescribe ear drops that contain an antibiotic or antifungal.
  •  Sometimes this may be combined with a corticosteroid. You usually need to use it for at least seven days and up to a maximum of 14 days.
  • Antibiotic tablets or capsules. Oral antibiotics are not usually required for an outer ear infection, but a doctor may prescribe them if the patient has a serious infection or an infection that cannot be treated with ear drops.


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