General Ear pain

General Ear pain

General Ear Pain:Problems Headache Secondary to Diseases of the Ear, Nose & Throat Headache Introduction:In preparing notes for a lay persons web site about the ear, nose and throat causes of headache, one must appreciate that only a brief and incomplete description of the causes, clinical presentation, investigation and management of these conditions can be provided. Further information can be obtained by searching key conditions either on the web or via libraries, textbooks, scientific journals, etc,…

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Referred Ear pain: Otalgia

Referred Ear pain: Otalgia

Referred Ear Pain: Otalgia Ear pain is known as otalgia. The ear is generally described in three parts: outer, middle and inner. Different conditions can affect each of these separately or can progressively involve all parts of the ear bone and its surrounding structures. Pain, especially constant or worsening pain about the ear, is a serious symptom and must be carefully assessed to exclude potentially very dangerous conditions. Otalgia may be primary (from the ear…

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Inner Ear Pain

Inner Ear Pain

Inner Ear The ear is generally described in three parts: outer, middle and inner. Different conditions can affect each of these separately or can progressively involve all parts of the ear bone and its surrounding structures. Pain , especially constant or worsening pain about the ear, is a serious symptom and must be carefully assessed to exclude potentially very dangerous conditions. Otalgia may be primary (from the ear structures themselves) or referred (from other, generally…

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Middle Ear Pain

Middle Ear Pain

Middle Ear pain The ear is generally described in three parts: outer, middle and inner. Different conditions can affect each of these separately or can progressively involve all parts of the ear bone and its surrounding structures. Pain , especially constant or worsening pain about the ear, is a serious symptom and must be carefully assessed to exclude potentially very dangerous conditions. Otalgia may be primary (from the ear structures themselves) or referred (from other,…

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Outer Ear Pain

Outer Ear Pain

Outer Ear Pain The ear is generally described in three parts: outer, middle and inner. Different conditions can affect each of these separately or can progressively involve all parts of the ear bone and its surrounding structures. Pain , especially constant or worsening pain about the ear, is a serious symptom and must be carefully assessed to exclude potentially very dangerous conditions. Otalgia may be primary (from the ear structures themselves) or referred (from other,…

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General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems

General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems

General Ear, Nose, Sinus and Throat Problems “Headache Secondary to Diseases of the Ear, Nose & Throat” Headache: Introduction In preparing notes for a lay persons web site about the ear, nose and throat causes of headache, one must appreciate that only a brief and incomplete description of the causes, clinical presentation, investigation and management of these conditions can be provided. Further information can be obtained by searching key conditions either on the web or…

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Nose & Sinus problems

Nose & Sinus problems

Nose & Sinus problems Headache secondary to nose and sinus disease is not uncommon and well known patterns of headache are recognised according to the particular area of the nose and sinuses affected as well as the underlying disease process. There are four groups of sinuses: the maxillary, frontal, ethmoidal and sphenoidal sinuses. Most headaches due to nose and sinus disease are associated with other symptoms and most are due to either viral (common colds)…

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Throat and Neck

Throat and Neck

Throat / Neck Headache secondary to neck, pharynx and larynx (throat and voice box) conditions is not a common isolated presenting symptom. It is generally referred via branches of the lower cranial nerves or the cervical spinal nerves, or due to spread of pathology to head structures such as the meninges (coverings) of the brain. The following conditions not uncommonly present with pain: Inflammatory / Degenerative Cervical Spine Pathology: Osteoarthritis and osteoarthrosis of the cervical…

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