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Can stress causes earache?

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    I've had a bad earache for a while, this weekend its got worse,

    I know that a lot of earache isn't actually caused by an ear infection or any problem within the ear, it can be caused by referred pain from your jaw which you can clench a lot when stressed and the pain shoots up into your ear. The same thing happens to me when I am stressed. I clench my teeth and jaws without realising it and end up with agonizing earache which is worse than any ear infection I have had so yeah, in a way stress can sometimes cause earache. Its worth getting your ear checked over though just in case you do have an infection going on.
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    Thanks, I've just done my first exam.

    The doctor said he couldn't see an infection but has given me some ear drops.
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