Health Tip: Why You Might Have an Earache

(HealthDay News) -- Pain in the ear has many possible causes and may be accompanied by other symptoms.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers this list of possible reasons for earache:

  • Arthritis in the jaw.
  • An infection in the middle or outer ear.
  • Changes in pressure that damage the ear.
  • An object lodged in the ear, or a significant buildup of ear wax.
  • A ruptured or perforated eardrum.
  • A sinus infection, infected tooth or sore throat.
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ).
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