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Bruise On Ear Canal Symptoms
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Itchy tender ear canal. Hydrogen peroxide burns it. Have this problem often, but worse this time. Never use cotton swabs or swim. How do I fix this?
Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?
Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more
One day my ear itched and I rubbed my finger over the cartilage flap that goes over ear canal. It made a "clicking" noise. Only makes noise inside when I rub my ear. No pain or other symptoms. Been going on for 2 weeks now. What could it be?
Mri showed branch of artery prolapsing into left ear canal w/ minimal compression of 7th&8th cranial nerves. what kind of symptoms could this cause?
Mri showed branch of artery prolapsing into left ear canal with minimal effect on 7th& 8th cranial nerves .if this caused symptoms what could be done?
See neurologist: patient has been evaluated by specialist and if symptomatic should follow up with them. ...Read more
I have a few scaly white bumps on my left outer ear above the ear canal. No other symptoms, no change for months. No drainage/ulceration. What is it?
Had MRI DIZZINESS &tinnitus. Results -vessels looping into each internal ear canal possible compression 7&8 nerve. Could this cause symptoms?
Doctor can check: you could be having simple allergic reaction a heat pad on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter there is special ear drop but it required a Rx from a doctor no improvement see your doctor he can make the right diagnosis and help you with the right treatment ...Read more
Too Ear-ly To Know: The sensory innervation of the ear canal is complex, so it's very unlikely that a nerve problem is causing your numbness.Also the fact that your symptom is"transient" is unusual.And it would be helpful to know if your numbness is a complete loss of feeling or some variant of that (tingling, decreased sensation, etc). Someone needs to look in there to see if something is stuck in there, or whatever ...Read more
Why bother??: You can easily bathe baby without fretting about ears. If you are concerned about the water, a gentile wipe of the outer ear canal with a drier cloth will wick out any excess. Infants do not get middle ear infections from this exposure & I have never seen an infant with an outer ear infection from the practice in 3 decades. ...Read more
Skin tags are: generally benign and do not grow cancerous. They are known to be everywhere on the epidermis and can grow inside orifices. For the most part unless they interfere with the function of whichever part of your body they grow in, or become irritating due to traffic, you should not try to mess with them. They can bleed and get more irritated in the long run. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
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2nd day of sharp pain deep inside ear canal and it hurts to touch on outside by earlobe. What can this be?
Outer ear infection: The key to the diagnosis here is that the ear lobe hurts when you move it. I suspect that you have an ear infection within the outer ear canal. Pulling on the earlobe causes pain because it creates traction on the ear canal. An outer ear infection or inflammation is quite common in warm weather or with water exposure. If it gets worse, you will need antibiotic ear drops from a doctor or pharmacy. ...Read more