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Swelling in the ear canal. Small lump just inside the ear canal. What could this be? Should I be concerned?

Swelling in the ear canal. Small lump just inside the ear canal. What could this be? Should I be concerned?

External otitis: Otitis externa is an infection of the ear canal skin and often is very painful. The small lump in the canal may be an abscess. You need appropriate ear drops. See an ENT doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. Do not use Q-tips. ...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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Can tickling in ear canal be caused by allergens?

Can tickling in ear canal be caused by allergens?

Usually not.: As you might imagine, the ear canal is somewhat protected from exposure. You are much more likely to have signs and symptoms of allergy in other locations first. Usually this is due to ear wax or retained water with maceration of the skin or by a skin disease such as seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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My ear canal is swollen,but no pain. What could be the cause?

My ear canal is swollen,but no pain. What could be the cause?

Ear lump: Greetings. The ear canal has contours inside that are unique to each individual. Other reactive changes could occur from wax buildup, cyst formation or infection. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes swelling in ear canal?

Can anyone tell me what causes swelling in ear canal?

Allergy or infection: do not mess with it some infection in ear canal could be serious it could be a small abscess from infected cyst it could be an infected hair follicles from scratching and using q tip aggressively could be a simple allergic reaction use a head par on the ear and take Benadryl see your doctor and he can help ...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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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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What could a painful bump inside the ear canal be? Ear feels clogged as well.

Otitis externa: Have you been swimming recently? It might be a swimmer's ear (otitis externa) which is a local skin infection of the ear canal. It could also just be a skin infection formed by clogged pore, kind of like a small abscess. I would apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin to the area 3x/day. If it is not improving then you should see the doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a small hole above my ear canal that oozes discharge when i press on it?

Inclusion cyst: The discharge is keratin, which smells like that because of a high sulfur content. It will probably self-cure or a surgeon can remove it. ...Read more

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I had a small bump in outter ear canal and ALOT of white debris came out when squeezed. Now won't stop oozing ALOT of clear fluid... MSRA??

MRSA: MRSA can only be diagnosed by a culture. It sounds like an infected cyst. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Infection- ear canal. Prescribed NeomycinPolymyxinDex. Been taking properly for 4 days; hearing got worse. True that this drug can cause hearing loss?

Infection- ear canal. Prescribed NeomycinPolymyxinDex. Been taking properly for 4 days; hearing got worse. True that this drug can cause hearing loss?

Unlikely: No, it's unlikely that this drug will cause hearing loss. If you had a hole in the ear drum then the solution (not the suspension) could cause some issues but that's incredibly rare. The decreased hearing is likely from the buildup of pus and wax in the ear canal. You can do a gentle irrigation to get some of that out. ...Read more

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I use Q tips too much, and cause bleeding/scabs in my ear because of it.. Can I permanently lose my hearing from excessively damaging my ear canal?

I use Q tips too much, and cause bleeding/scabs in my ear because of it.. Can I permanently lose my hearing from excessively damaging my ear canal?

Avoid Qtips: Abrasions or minor damage to the ear canal could cause possible infection in the outer ear, or irritation and bleeding. Typically it should not damage the deeper structures of the ear or affect hearing. Generally, Qtips are not recommended as the wax that is naturally produced is protective, and there is no need to remove it. If it becomes bothersome in can be gently washed out. ...Read more

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What causes back of tongue pain that travels into ear canal, and painful swallowing?

What causes back of tongue pain that travels into ear canal, and painful swallowing?

A few possibilities: There are several types of infections that can cause these symptom.s How long have you had them? If you feel like you can't swallow or are having any trouble breathing, you should go to the emergency room. Otherwise, I would be seen in the next day or two to be evaluated for infection. ...Read more

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