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GP Service for an Earache in Fuengirola


GP Service for an Earache in Fuengirola

Earache and pain is very common and young children are more likely to suffer from it. The good news is our GP Service for an Earache in Fuengirola can help you. Ear aches can range from slightly painful to very painful depending on what is causing the pain.

You do not have to put up with the pain in your ear as it could be symptomatic of something serious.

What Causes an Earache?

People suffer from earaches for a variety of reasons. However, there are some quite common reasons why one or both ears are causing pain.

Earaches can be caused by:

  • A dental abscess
  • Teething in children
  • A build up of ear wax
  • Glue ear
  • A perforated ear drum
  • Something stuck in the ear
  • A sore throat
  • Tonsillitis
  • Quinsy
  • Cold
  • The flu
  • An ear infection

It's not always clear what the cause of an earache might be. If you have a cold or the flu it's likely that it's what is causing your pain. However, if the earache gets worse or persists you will need to get it checked out by a GP.

 

 

 

GP Service for Earache in Fuengirola


We are proud to be able to offer you our GP service for earache in Fuengirola. You must call your GP if you or a child has an earache and:

  • You or they are feeling quite unwell
  • You or they feel hot and shivery or have a high temperature
  • You or they have fluid coming out of the ear
  • You or they have swelling around the ear
  • You or they have a change in hearing or hearing loss
  • They are under 2 years of age and have an earache in each ear
  • You or they have something stuck in one of the ears

Most earaches tend to improve after 2 to 3 days. However, if they become worse or they fail to improve you might need to see a doctor.

 

How to Treat an Earache

Some earaches are very easy to treat. You can relieve the pain and the earache. You can do this by:

  • Taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  • Taking a painkiller
  • Placing a cold or warm flannel on the painful ear
  • Making sure you drink plenty of fluids
  • Staying warm and dry
  • Getting plenty of rest

 

It's very important that you do not:

  • Try to remove any ear wax
  • Let any water get inside the ear
  • Do not place cotton buds or anything else inside the ear


This is because you could damage the ear or make the pain worse. Please use our GP service for an earache in Fuengirola if you are concerned about your earache. We're here to help.