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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!
Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more
Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?
See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...Read more
I have middle ear fluid, chronic tinnitus, hearing difficulties, ear fullness and severe balance issues. Would myringotomy tubes or hearing aids help?
Daith piercing: My limited research on the matter indicates that migraine relief from Daith piercings does not occur universally. There does not appear to very much in the way of formal research either. However, both auricular and scalp acupuncture are safe forms of treatment for migraine and other headache types. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a myringotomy worsen existing tinnitus (cause unknown)? Myringotomy to alleviate excruciating ear pressure
2 questions: Myringotomy can not have an effect on tinnitus unless you have middle ear fluid. Tinnitus is now considered a central (brain synchronicity problem). The pressure question again can only answered by the middle ear being full of thick fluid causing pressure and hearing loss. Middle ear fluid rarely causes excruciating ear pressure unless you have pus under pressure. You need accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?
Middle ear infection with yellowish drainage, seen ent. Ear was not painful b4, now there is slight pain, , infection reach ear canal?
Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?
Ear dermatitis /numb: Is it just dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis? and though not the usual rash make sure with numbness it is not lyme disease. Sometimes get scalp dermatitis from food allergies , so may do elimination diet off dairy x 14 days then off gluten x 14 and see if a difference. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more
Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.
Yes, safe but...: Yes, coconut oil is safe to use but unlikely to help this much. It does have some antimicrobial properties but ear pressure is most likely related to allergies & inflammation around the eustachian tube. Antibiotics may not help much either. Avoiding dairy & wheat may help as well as treating allergies. Consider homeopathy & seeing a cranial osteopath. ...Read more
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more
4 ear infections this yr, 6 mo ear pain, abx not helpful. Ear surgery an option, in combination w/revision tonsillectomy? Seeing ENT Wed.
Keep ENT appt: Your ENT appointment will clear this question up for you! Since that doctor will be able to actually examine you and better knows your history they will be in the best position to discuss options. Yes, sometimes surgical intervention is beneficial but that is dependent on your history and exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and NO: Chiropractors can help with tmj/tmd symptoms, including tinnitus. But the best chiropractors that i work with have an excellent knowledge of tmd and know better than to manipulate the jaw. So i would recommend if they work had in hand with a tmd specialist and vise versa. Often the chiropractic adjustments may not hold due to the bite needing realignment or a mouthpiece. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Bad ear pain. Nurse cleaned out wax. Doc said fluid behind drum and inf ear canal. How? I'm not sick. Ideas?
Outer ear infection: With otitis externa, you don't always feel 'sick'. You will, however, have wicked ear pain. The wax plug can trap moisture and set up the infection/inflammation. If there is fluid behind the ear drum, that's a middle ear infection and may also be without symptoms. You should have been given drops to treat the outer ear infection and scheduled for a follow-up on the fluid. ...Read more
Yes: Study results vary, but most studies show a modest effect of acupuncture on neck pain. It's very low risk, lower than the risk of taking medications, even over the counter medications such as ibuprofen. Here's a link to a recent study on the effects of acupuncture for chronic neck pain: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3373337/. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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