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Ears, Nose & Throat
February 8, 2017

The ins and outs of earache

A ringing sound in your ear? A dull ache? It may be an on-and-off pain or a persistent throbbing. Either way, an earache shouldn’t be ignored. There are two categories of earaches to know about. A primary earache is due to some form of inner or outer ear disease. Secondary earache is due to or associated with problems elsewhere in the body, in which the pain is felt in the ear (this is known as referred pain). Earache is very common in children, as the anatomy of their Eustachian tube makes them more susceptible to more infections. Earache is also…
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