Ear pain can indicate an ear infection, swimmer’s ear, or other problems, like a build-up of earwax. Get an accurate assessment of your ear pain at EMC Express Care in North Richland Hills, Texas. Luke Kehres, MD, and an experienced team of providers thoroughly evaluate your symptoms and treat your ear pain so you get relief. Call today to book an appointment or walk in if you or a loved one has bothersome ear pain.
Ear pain, medically known as otalgia, can occur for various reasons. Some of the most common include the following:
Sometimes ear pain has nothing to do with ear pain at all. It may be referred pain from conditions affecting nearby structures, like the throat or jaw.
You should be concerned about ear pain if it is:
Ear pain that occurs along with symptoms like fever, severe headache or fever is also of concern. If you have any of these symptoms, call EMC Express Care to schedule a proper evaluation and appropriate treatment.
For mild ear pain due to wax buildup or swimmer’s ear, Dr. Kehres recommends:
Home treatments only address symptoms of ear pain and don’t usually address the underlying cause. If your ear pain worsens, despite your home care attempts, make an appointment to see Dr. Kehres.
To reduce the risk of ear infections in children:
If your child experiences regular ear infections or ear pain, contact EMC Express Care. They can treat your child or refer you to a trusted specialist in the area.
Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment to have ear pain evaluated.