Hi, first off I apologize to all of you who don't like to see questions for medical advice, I hardly ever do this but I'm a little baffled and would like opinions. I respectfully ask you to feel free to skip over this post if the asking-for-advice theme irks you.
I also feel somewhat like a hypochondriac so feel free to tell me I am being overly "poor-me".
Okay, since last Thursday I have had an intermittent ear ache that kind of spreads to my jaw and behind my ear sometimes. It isn't really horrible pain usually, but it is aggravating. It gets worse overnight, and also when I breathe in (I know that sounds stupid). Cold seems to help some.
I haven't been able to get an appointment at the college health services with the combination of their busy-ness and my busy schedule. A friend suggested a sweet oil soaked cotton ball but that just made it worse. Any ideas what this might be- does it just sound like a regular old earache where I don't really need to worry over going to the doctor, or what? Sorry for the length of the post, and thanks for those of you who may take time to answer me.