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Bruise On Ear Canal Symptoms
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
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?
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
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
Unlikely: I have seen this once in 15 years... It happens but highly unlikely. ...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
I've had this external ear canal mass like lesion for about 3 yrs that I can remember. It recently has gotten larger and causing pain.?
ENT surgeon: You have to see an ENT doc, who will evaluate and likely recommend removal of mass with submission to pathologist. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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