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Bumps On Inner Ear
The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more
I have a bump on my ear a little above my outer Tragus and my inner ear hurts and it feels like there water in it right now. Whay could this be?
Otitis externa: Water left in the ear canals can lead to fungal and/or bacterial infection. The water may get into the ear canals when swimming or showering. See doctor to get this treatment. In the future, put a drop of rubbing alcohol into ear canals if there is water there. But don't this now since this may really hurt you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was in a car accident 4 hrs. ago; my head hit the window. My inner ear throbs and my neck is stiff. Paramedics detected no bumps or concussion.
Outer ear: Your inner ear can't get blackheads since it's a nerve structure deep inside your head. If you mean inside your ear canal, have an ENT look for skin conditions and tell you more. Don't insert anything inside the ear canal to scratch/pop the bumps; you can get a bad infection. ...Read more
Yes: If any balance problems last more than a week or so, or if they are severe, get it checked out. Other concerning things might be associated hearing loss, ringing, and pain or drainage from the ears. You can look up some balance exercises online to help with the balance in the meantime. Your local ENT will evaluate you and likely test the hearing as well. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin inflammation: Almost all of my patients with this complaint "clean their ears." they use qtips or peroxide or other measures to remove wax from the canal. The wax is there for a reason - it protects the ear canal skin. When the skin is unprotected it gets inflamed and can itch. Stop cleaning your ears! other reasons can include sensitivity to shampoos, soaps or hair products that get in the ear. ...Read more
Internal part of ear: The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and the semi-circular canals (balance). ...Read more
Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?
Inner ear problem: Discomfort is a difficult symptom to assign a specific cause to. Your best course is to see an otolaryngologist for a complete head and neck examination. Your work-up will most likely include a hearing test +/- balance test depending on your symptoms. A special MRI may be needed. ...Read more
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