Face tingling and numb but just got diagnosed with ear infection

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So I'm freaking out I got diagnosed with an ear infection and tonight I was just relaxing and I had a sharp headache kind of pain then my face started to tingle and went numb my ear has been clogged feeling all day but this is really weird I have medical anxiety as well so I'm really scaired of what's going on I have never really had a lot of ear infections so this is kinda new to me

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    Have you seen a doctor?
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    The main nerve to the face, the facial nerve, is so close to the ear that swelling at your ear can cause a tingle, even sharp pain in your face.

    As your ear infection subsides, so should your facial tingling and numbness.

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    So come to find out no infection I have tmj and it sucks so if anyone has any advice it would be much appreciated
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    TMJ is indeed awful.

    If it is because of arthritis, a rheumatologist can help you.

    Otherwise, ice and limiting how widely you open your mouth and not chewing hard or long.

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