Otalgia? What is this? What causes this problem? Is it curable? What are the signs and symptoms? How can homeopathy help you? All of this and more answered, in this post and of course our doctors always there to help you. Just fill in your details in the form down below and we will answer all your questions for FREE!

Get help from our expert team of doctors!
Looking for answers, help for the disease? Why not take an expert’s opinion? Fill in some of your info below and we will answer all your questions.
IT’S FREE. We will call you back within 48 hours!
We are always here to help you. Just take one step towards Dr. Thind’s Homeopathy, we’ll offer you the best treatment.


What is Otalgia?

Otalgia is defined as pain in the ear. Earache can be caused due to infection of the external ear and temporal bone or pain in nerves due to various causes.

What are the types of Otalgia?

• Primary otalgia: Earache caused due to the ear infection.

• Secondary otalgia: an earache due to referred pain from other body parts.

What are the causes of Otalgia?

• Allergies are one of the common cause

• Infections are the most common cause.

• Blockage of Eustachian tube

• Extensive use of cotton buds or ear plugs

• Habits like picking or fidgeting with the ear

• Foreign particle in the ear (insect etc)

• Impacted ear wax can cause troubled hearing along with pain.

• Sinusitis usually maxillary sinusitis

• Mastoiditis

• Meniere’s disease

• Polyps or adenoid which get infected

• Folliculitis

• Sjögrens syndrome

• Acoustic neuroma

• Tobacco smoking

• Exposure to hairspray or dyes /colors

• Professional Swimmers and deep-sea divers

• Cold weather or a cold draft

• Change in altitude or acclimatization.

• Recurrent upper respiratory infection.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Otalgia?


• Discomfort or irritation

• Hearing impaired

• A sensation of fullness in the ear

• A sore throat

• Ringing and buzzing in the ear- Tinnitus

• Swelling

• High grade ever

• Vomiting

• Diarrhea along with Occasional Dehydration

• Itching

• Discharge from the ear

What are the investigations advised?

• Complete case history and case study.

• Examination with an otoscope.

• Audiometry Test

• X-rays

What treatment is advised in such cases?

• Analgesics

• Treat underlying causes.

What is the prognosis?

Most of the cases detected of otalgia are treated symptomatically, Hence Homeopathy plays an important role.

What is the Differential Diagnosis?

– Parotitis

– External ear infections

– Malignant tumors of the sinuses

– Malignant tumors of sinuses

– Middle ear mastoiditis

– Allergic rhinitis or recurrent cold and coryza

– Barosinusitis

– Bell palsy

– Chronic laryngitis

– Contact granulomas

– Fractures, maxillary, zygomatic

– Contact granulomas

– Adenoidectomy

– Acute laryngitis

– Parapharyngeal space tumors

– Parotitis

– Acute or chronic sinusitis

– Thyroid cancer

– Tonsillitis or Tonsillectomy

– peritonsillar abscess

Management of Otalgia?

• Avoid much use of earbuds or continuous use of earplugs.

• Do not overuse earphones

• Regular dental checkup to avoid secondary cases.

• Use proper safety gears while swimming. Dry ear after swimming.

• Treat causes like allergies, sinusitis, LRTI, and parotid gland infection to avoid otalgia.

• Avoid smoking

• Avoid too cold weather or AC drafts for a long time.

What Homeopathy medicines are indicative?

Homeopathy can help in such cases as these cases are best treated symptomatically. Homeopathy treats primary as well as secondary causes. .It also helps relieve symptomatically like pain and fullness etc.

Aconitum napellus:


Calcarea phosphorica


Silicea terra


Mercurius dulcis

Elaps corallinus

For more information, you can visit NCBI and Wikipedia.


Other Diseases
Health Articles

9 Probable Reasons for Fa...

Why does my face hurt? What are the reasons for facial pain? Read more to know about the causes....

7 Harmful Effects of Alco...

How alcohol is bad for health? What can alcohol do to our body? Read some harmful effects of alcohol...


Case Studies

Get Treatment for Bed Wet...

A patient of 5 years old with identification no 65432 visited our clinic with his mother. His mother told...

Absolute Relief From Acha...

A patient from U.S.A with Identification no.54321 approached us via our online treatment method for his complaints of Achalasia...


Health Tools

hCG Test

What is hCG? How important is it? Why is the test done? Everything around this, that you should know,...

Vitamin B12 Test

What is Vitamin B12? How important is it? Why the Vitamin B12 Test? What are the foods rich in...


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Dr Thind's Homeopathic Clinic

Why not ask your query directly to Dr. Thind’s team? Get an expert opinion FOR FREE!

Please fill your queries below and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Homeopathy gives us the best treatment with full safety, effective and no side effects

Homeopathy gives a rapid, gentle and permanent results in most cases.
The use of homeopathy often avoids surgery.
Homeopathic remedies work on mind and body and also relieve tensions, worries and anxiety.

*I hereby agree that Dr. Thind’s Homeopathy can call me & send me emails.
Fill Member’s Details