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Causes of Earache and 10 Simple Remedies for Earache

September 6, 2016

ear-ache-girlAlthough having an earache can be annoying, it’s not usually a sign of any serious health issue. Earaches have a number of causes and many different forms of treatment. Home remedies using natural ingredients may provide some relief. However, there is no scientific evidence for their usefulness compared with over-the-counter medications. If an issue such as an infection is causing the earache, it may be better to look at remedies that target the condition at its source rather than focusing on just the earache symptom.

What is earache?

An earache is represented by a varied level of pain in the inner ear. Earaches are often caused by a bacterial or viral infection, moving into higher altitudes, or wax buildup. Earaches are not usually the cause of serious medical conditions, though they can be very unpleasant and painful. If an earache lasts for longer than 24 hours, it is best to see a doctor. They can check if there is an underlying problem that is causing the pain. Fever, swelling of the ear, weakness in the face muscles, and dizziness can sometimes occur with an earache. These symptoms may need further medical attention. Earaches can often be a

August 18, 2016
mono-symptomsMono comes from the medical name, infectious mononucleosis. This condition, now known to be caused by viruses, was first given the name in a report published in 1920, in the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin.   Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is behind the majority of mono cases. Another virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) can also sometimes cause mono, as can other infections.   The overall course for EBV mono is as follows. After picking up the virus, the patient will show signs and symptoms of mono 1 or 2 months later. The condition peaks within 2 to 3 weeks, but tiredness can continue for months.                 Mono also goes by the following names:

  • Kissing disease – the virus can be passed on when young adults start kissing
  • Glandular fever – some people use this name because it relates to the effect on the lymph “glands”
  • Post-viral fatigue

 

Symptoms of mono

Mono is a viral infection followed by mid-term tiredness. Across people who get mono, four of the main symptoms are:  

Common symptoms of

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