Tuesday, November 3, 2009

What are the symptoms of Ear Pain?

What are the symptoms of Ear Pain?
When a person complains of ear pain, the health care professional needs to know:

  • when the pain started
  • whether the pain is constant
  • whether it is getting worse, better, or staying the same
  • whether anything decreases the pain or make the ear pain worse
  • if there is any ringing in the ear
  • if a change in position increases pain
  • if there are any other symptoms, such as fever, vomiting, headache, itching, or pain in other areas of the face, such as the sinuses or jaw
  • if there is drainage from the ear and, if so, the color and consistency of the drainage
  • if there is any hearing impairment
  • if the individual has a feeling of dizziness or vertigo, a sensation that the room is spinning around
  • what medications, drugs, or herbs the person takes, if any
  • what other medical problems the person has, if any

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