Ear Ache And Numbness Or Tingling

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

These symptoms could be due to an infection of the ear canal or the middle ear. Everyone makes earwax, but in some people, that wax builds up and can completely block the ear canal. This can cause ear pain and sometimes even impact hearing. The nerves around the jaw and ear are closely related. Sometimes temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, which is a problem with the jaw, can manifest as ear pain because the nerves are so close together. Your doctor can have a look in your ears and maybe even check your jaw if your ears look normal.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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