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A 65-year-old male asked:

Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. little red in ear canal. pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

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Dr. Michal Tracz
Nephrology and Dialysis 19 years experience
Could be shingles: Varicella zoster, or shingles, can affect the ear canal and also affect the 7th cranial nerve causing bell's palsy. Have a dr look carefully into your ear canal to see if there are any rashes evident of shingles there. Good luck.

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Last updated Mar 18, 2014

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