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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 6/9/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone every struggled with ear pain and ongoing ear infections related to Crohn's?
I recently went back on a burst of steroids after a dx of oral CD ulcers, following an ear infection in the right ear and bronhitis two weeks ago.   It has remained boogey and my outer ear has had a few sores as the inner ear healed.
Now after my 4th day on steriods, I have a sharp intermitten pain in my left ear.
I'm really cofused.  Can anyone relate?
44-single mom diagnosed with Crohn's 2004 via pill camera    6MP kicked into remission (along with modified diet) so went off in 2006.
2009/2010 acute flare and hospitalization - now on Imuran. Currently taking 55 mg prednisone.
Current problem - protruding thrombosed hemorrhoids (external as well as internal).
Fibromyaglia; migraines; herniated disks C5,6 and arthritis in neck; asthma; scolisis in back/arthritis.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 6/9/2010 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Haven't ever heard of that associated with Crohns. Maybe you didn't get your ear infection cleared up well, and its returning?? Sorry not more help. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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Date Joined Jan 2015
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   Posted 1/28/2015 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that this is a very old post, but it came up in response to my search for "ear aches and crohn's". I am having ongoing each infections. I have not been on any Crohn's meds in years, I try to manage with diet and naturopathic remedies. about a month ago after my routine dental appointment I started to have flare ups in my throat and mouth. It is just at the very tail end of healing this flare up, but now I am having issues with my ear again. I read someplace that ear aches can be related to mouth/throat infections. If I just go to my family doc I will just get antibiotics, which just messes up my digestive system. UGH. I am curious how you are doing with your each pains. Thanks.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1991
   Posted 1/29/2015 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I think the key is the dental exam. I used to have constant infections like this, and after getting an infection when I had a root canal, I started noticing my dentist touching equipment, his glasses, his hair, etc. with his gloved hands while he was working on me. I put two and two together and stopped seeing him. I haven't had a sore throat or ear infection since.

My orthodontist had extremely good hygiene measures (this was before I used the above dentist) in place and I still had a lot of these types of infections. I think mostly that was due to his having so many school aged kids in the office.
55 yr. old--CD over 43 yr. Hemi-colectomy '01; spinal cord injury '01; fistulae since '97; enteropathic arthritis, chronic pain, muscle spasms, scoliosis, rotator cuff injuries

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