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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Tear duct pain
Sinus pain

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2 Potential Eye Pain Near the Nose Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Middle Ear Infection

    Middle ear infections, also known as otitis media, occur when the tubes that carry sound become clogged with debris like mucus.

    With proper treatment, middle ear infections generally resolve within a week.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, sore throat, new headache, fever, ear canal pain
    Symptoms that always occur with middle ear infection:
    ear canal pain
    Symptoms that never occur with middle ear infection:
    vertigo (extreme dizziness), face weakness, facial numbness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)

    Swimmer's ear, also known as otitis externa, is inflammation, irritation, or infection of the outer ear and ear canal.

    7-10 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, ear canal pain, ear fullness/pressure, jaw pain, ear pain that gets worse when moving
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Eye Pain Near the Nose

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you noticed any vision changes?
  • Q.Do you feel like there is something in your eye?
  • Q.Do you have dry eyes?

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Eye Pain Near the Nose Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced eye pain near the nose have also experienced:

    • 6% Clear Runny Nose
    • 6% Sticky Eyelids
    • 6% Headache in the Forehead
  • People who have experienced eye pain near the nose had symptoms persist for:

    • 48% Less Than a Day
    • 30% Less Than a Week
    • 10% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced eye pain near the nose were most often matched with:

    • 3% Middle Ear Infection
    • 3% Swimmer's Ear (Otitis Externa)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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