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Bruised Ear Drum
Rx ear drops: Best to see ENT to assess extent of ear drum damage and rely on ENT's Rx. ...Read more
I have mild ear pain in the left eardrum after being hit by a water jet a swimming pool. Bruised? Ruptured? Cautions?
Possible: Possible to have a simple "bruise" or a rupture Membrane. An exam is needed to tell you for sure. If ruptured, caution to avoid getting bacteria in the ear as you would be more at risk of getting a more serious infection. In fact if ruptured, it is recommended to use sterile Ear drops (usually for the eye) in the ear canal. Best wishes. ...Read more
Jumped off high dive with nose plugged. Ears hurt severely when surfaced. Medic put drops in ears to help. Could ear drum be bruised or ruptured?
Age: This states that you are 12 years old. Please ask an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old to enter questions for you. ...Read more
Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple. What is this?
Lymph node: The appearance of a swollen gland, or lymph node, is a sign your body's immune system is working well to clear up the infection. On the same side. Rest easy. ...Read more
I got hit behind the ear and I have a bruise that looks like a hickey. Hurts to shake my head side to side. Should I be worried or is it nothing?
17 month old said ear was hurting before nap. Woke up and said it didn't hurt anymore. Just discovered what looks like a purple and black bruise along?
NO!: A bruised ear in a 5 month old needs immediate evaluation. This may be associated with physical abuse. Don't wait-see your doctor today. ...Read more
How long will it take a bruised nerve in my head, near the back of my right ear to heal? Been suffering for almost two weeks. Thanks
Depends: Damage to the nerve can recover within a few weeks if the problem requires simple localized re-myelination of the nerve sheath. If the nerve axon was injured it takes longer to heal. (Wallerian degeneration followed by re-sprouting of the nerve axon and successful navigation down the hollow nerve sheath back to its original location.) This depends on the distance the nerve has to "travel" (months) ...Read more
Hi, I'm quite worried, on the back of my head-left side, in level with my ear... For 3 days now it has been a constant pain, bruised feeling? Help?
See a doctor: You will need to see your doctor for an evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms. There are many problems that could cause the symptoms you describe, but only an examination can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
Bruise: Now that the bruise is already there, there's nothing to do other than let it heal on it's own. More importantly would be to find out how he got the bruise as a way of learning how to prevent future, perhaps even more serious, injuries. ...Read more
My 5 year old slipped while exiting a waterslide and hit the side of her head. A few days later I noticed a red bruise behind her ear. Please advise?
Nothing to worry abt: If this happened 2-3 days ago and your child has been behaving normally and not complaining about significant pain, then this is unlikely anything to worry about (at this point). Seek medical attention if their behavior changes, the begin vomiting or you have any other concerns. ...Read more
Just discovered toddler top of ear and towards back is very bruised looking- its bright red, purple and black. Didn't hurt it that I know. Doesn't hurt?
Probably a bruise: Toddlers have a high tolerance for pain and are constantly injuring themselves so he may not have noticed a bruised ear. If you have any suspicions that he may have been abused or if the marks do not fade you take him to your physician. ...Read more
On the left side of my head above the ear I have been getting a on an off pain. It feels like a bruise and sensitive to touch?
It may actually be: A small contusion caused by minor trauma that you don't remember. It is really not unusual to get a bump on the head while sleeping--on bed frame for example. It would be safe to watch for a few days. You probably don't need pain killers I would guess. If it persists 2-3 weeks or more, see your doctor for evaluation. Remote possibilities include migraine or neuropathy/? nerve impingement. Stay well ...Read more
Unclear re: question: If you are asking about a child who fell and hit their head hard enough to have bruising, you must certainly be watchful for concussion. An ear is easily swollen and bruised through injury. If there is bruising directly behind the ear, this may be a sign of skull fracture! Have her evaluated by a health care provider to be sure. ...Read more
I have discomfort on the side my face, and my cheek bone feels bruised. My ear also feels sensitive to the touch?
Sinus infection?: I'd need to know more and examine you, but you might have a sinus infection. Get in to your doctor as soon as you can get an appointment. ...Read more
My left side of my face feels bruised but there's no bruising and my ear throbs on n off. I woke up 2 days ago with the bruising feeling.
My son has eczema hertipicum 1 week before he came out with bruises on his ear cheecks and body could this be through scratching to hard?
About a month ago I noticed a bruise behind my right ear. There was no injury to cause it and when I touch it I get dizzy. What could it be?
Well: Could be an injury you don't remember. Rarely they could be a bleeding disorder. Recommend consult Healthtap or primary care doctor for specific diagnosis ...Read more
R ear bruising; no piercings; no trauma; bruise is spreading. Thoughts? Why? I only take tapazole (methimazole) 7.5 mg/day nothing else...
Bruising on the Ear: Bruising on the ear, when not related to trauma can be caused by a number of things. Some of these things, such as levamisole toxicity (can be found in drugs such as cocaine) can be serious. Other serious causes include inflammation around the blood vessels in the body. It is a good idea to have your ear evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
I have a bump by ear the size of an eraser. It appears to be bruised and is sore to touch. But it has been there for 3 months and not changed.
Cyst: Based on your description, the most likely cause of the lump is a cyst. If it is bothering you, you can get it removed, but it sounds benign. ...Read more
I have a pain in and behind my right ear, almost feel like when it is bruised. And my body aches, especially lower back. What could be the cause?
Infection: You may have an infection. If the symptoms persist see a doctor and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
Hello, I was wondering is it normal for my industrial ear piercing to remain swollen twelve days after getting it pierced, and it is slightly bruised!
My boyfriend accidentally elbowed me behind the ear and I got a lump behind my ear and now it's bruised should I be worried?
My right ear is pain, there is no pain on left ear, no reddish colour or swollen. The feeling of pain is like touching your bruises.
Ear infection: You could have a middle ear infection. You need to see a doctor to get your ear examined. You may need antibiotics if you have an infection. ...Read more
Last night car trunk hit my head I have no bruise/bump. Later my ear felt like h2o draining. Now it hurts w/pressure. What to do? Should I be worried?
Local trauma: If the trunk banging on head didn't leave any bruise or bump, it is unlikely that it was severe enough to cause any internal damage. You may have some fluid build up in your ears from previous allergies etc. That was exacerbated by the trauma last night. You may use OTC pain/anti inflammatory agent like Ibuprofen. If symptoms persist, get it checked with your doctor or Urgent care. Feel good. ...Read more
I hit my ear, it's bruised around inside lining & swollen & got a lump behind the ear. My ear feels stiff and hurts. How long will that take to heal?
A week or so...: The skin of the ear is well-supplied with blood vessels, while the inner cartilage is not. This supply of blood vessels allows for good healing in general, with appropriate wound care. The bruise (which is blood staining the skin from within) may linger and can look worse before it looks better. If stiffness and pain persist, it is best to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
My husband woke up with swelling behind his left ear and a bruise under his ear and now more bruises have appeared on his lower neck under the back of?
These signs could: Potentially signify a serious condition associated with a blood problem. Potentially he could have been bitten by an insect or spider and this is a reaction. Regardless, he should be evaluated and examined by a health care professional to determine the nature and treatment of his condition. ...Read more
My son (3) hit head on his top middle of ear. He has a bruise and a small cut on ear. But he has a 2" bump behind ear too with a red mark. Hurt 2 touc?
Ear injury: Have it checked by your pediatrician. May need to have ENT take a look. Put ice on area for two hours. ...Read more
Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?
Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more