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Have a feeling of stopped up ear and tender ear canal especially when I bite down?

Have a feeling of stopped up ear and tender ear canal especially when I bite down?

Be examined: You may have primary ear disease or the pain may be referred from surrounding structures such as your teeth or TMJ. Need to get it sorted out. All the best. ...Read more

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


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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?

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?

Otitis externa: It could be infected and may need antibiotic ear drops. In many cases, chronic otitis externa is an eczematous condition that responds to other ear drops that can be prescribed. See ENT. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Had MRI DIZZINESS &tinnitus. Results -vessels looping into each internal ear canal possible compression 7&8 nerve. Could this cause symptoms?

Had MRI DIZZINESS &tinnitus. Results -vessels looping into each internal ear canal possible compression 7&8 nerve. Could this cause symptoms?

Yes maybe: According to the literature there are cases of Vertigo and tinnitus being caused by vascular compression of the cranial nerves 7 and 8. Go back to the Neurologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Do I need to clean my ear canal?

Yes: Wax and dirt can buildup and lessen your hearing ability without you recognizing it. Some wax buildup is so thick that you may need to get a solution from your pharmacy to dissolve the wax. Be careful and follow directions exactly to keep from puncturing your ear drum. ...Read more

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How to dissolve silicone from ear canal?

Go to MD: I don't think there is any way to safely dissolve it. Go to the er or your pcp. ...Read more

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What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

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

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I have really itchy outer ear canal?

I have really itchy outer ear canal?

Itchy ears,: Commonest is from dry canal skin, like dandruff, either from lack of wax, psoriasis, shampoo settling and drying in your canal, avoiding Q tips, not letting in soap or shampoo, cover the ears when having your hair done, and, seek help, in way of ear drops, ...Read more

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Can you push yiur ear canal into. Your brain?

Can you push yiur ear canal into. Your brain?

No,: The ear canal is an opening in the skull. Major head trauma could cause a depressed skull fracture and bone fragments could injure the brain, but that is a much different scenario. ...Read more

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What can cause transient numbness in one ear canal?

What can cause transient numbness in one ear canal?

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

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How do you keep a child's ear canal dry during bathing?

How do you keep a child's ear canal dry during bathing?

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

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I have a bump in my ear canal. It slightly hurts. What can it be?

I have a bump in my ear canal. It slightly hurts. What can it be?

See doctor: Painful bump in ear can be wax, small boil or cyst or foreign body or growths in ear. Examination is needed to know for sure what it is. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can pe tubes fall backward into the head instead of into the ear canal?

Can pe tubes fall backward into the head instead of into the ear canal?

Unlikely: I have seen this once in 15 years... It happens but highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Are skin tags just inside ear canal ok? Been there many years with no change

Are skin tags just inside ear canal ok? Been there many years with no change

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?

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

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Twenty minutes ago, I hit my head hard and felt a little disoriented after the impact. Now my left ear canal is hurting. Should I be concerned?

Twenty minutes ago, I hit my head hard and felt a little disoriented after the impact. Now my left ear canal is hurting. Should I be concerned?

You should: You should first and foremost rest. This might be a minor concussion, and rest is imperative.
If the pain, persists, or you feel dizzy, or you get nausea or vomiting, or your behavior is unusual, please ask someone to take you to the Emergency room ...Read more

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A few years back the doctors found a silver lesion in my ear canal. Now I was told today that I have a black lesion with roots and its growing up?

A few years back the doctors found a silver lesion in my ear canal. Now I was told today that I have a black lesion with roots and its growing up?

A tree grows in: Brooklyn decker's ear? Seriously, get it seen by an ENT or family doctor. By the way, who told you about the "roots"? Was this a doctor? A friend? I would think that you would want this taken care of. ...Read more

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Strange waxy build up - not in my ear canal, but in the flap (where the helix folds in). Usually dry, sometimes moist, ALWAYS painful to remove?

Dermatitis: It's best that you see your Family Doc or Dermatologist for evaluation. Or ask for video Virtual Consult w/HealthTap doc who can see what you're referring to. Common causes that might explain your post are eczema (sensitive skin) & psoriasis. Or perhaps you have an untreated infection. Regardless, see your doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I need some advices as I think while cleaning my ear canal I injured it and there is dried blood in it. How to clean that or it will go away by itself?

Go to doctor: A doctor should look in your ear canal to make sure you have not perforated the eardrum. You may be referred to an ENT (ear, nose and throat specialist).Don't insert anything in your ear. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello how are you? I have been told I have a narrow ear canal, suffer from wax but still don't think I hear well even after I have them syringed. My question is could having a narrow ear canal affect hearing?

If blocked with Wax: Yes, will affect your hearing. Prevent wax formation by regular cleaning. You need to see ENT doctor first to check if you have any unrelated hearing loss and second will teach you how to prevent wax accumulation and keep ear canal clean ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling in ear canal?

How can I reduce swelling in ear canal?

See your doctor: To find out why your ear canal is swollen. If infected, antibiotics will help. Steroids are commonly added to the antibiotic ear drops to help decreased the swelling faster. If there is a foreign body, it needs t be removed. Keep it dry until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get tissue out of your ear canal?

How to get tissue out of your ear canal?

See an ENT: Removal under direct visualization is best. This can be done by your ent. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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