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Causes Of Red Sore On Ear Canal
Otitis externa: Most commonly bacterial infection, reaction to foreign materials in ear, allergy or trauma. Swimmer's ear is a classic cause and may be due to Pseudomonas infection. What does your doctor say its due to? If they are not sure then perhaps see an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
#14, crowned. Root canaled, still sore. What's next? Ear canal sore, (family dr said e canal normal). Should I wait till infected again, v sore etc?
Check the bite: If the root canal was properly done, and healed, then infection should not be present. If your new crown hits the lower teeth before your other teeth hit, or bumps into your lower teeth when you grind side to side; it could cause your symptoms. When you close and squeeze without food, is your tooth tender? If so a bite adjustment will help. ...Read more
Skin in outer ear canal dry, sore and slightly bloody from overuse of Q-tip cotton swab. How can I soothe the skin inside?
Otitis externa: See an ear doctor to evaluate the full extent of the ear canal problem. ...Read more
I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when I wake up in the morning?
Sore in ear canal that won't heal....be approx 8 months. Just crust over. Tried clindamycin and didn't help. ENT dr didn't have any ideas....
Ear sore to touch on tragus/lobe & itchy in ear. Preceded by cut at outer ear canal. Now slight itch/barely any pain. Still need to get exam/infected?
Yes: The likely cause is Eczematoid otitis externa. See ENT for ear cleaning and treatment. ...Read more
Get treated: You appear to have an infection that is causing you some discomfort to say the least. See a dr, possibly an urgicare center is open at this time, and you can get the proper treatment you need. Best wishes. ...Read more
Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.
Please get a strep: Throat culture/ test. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more
Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.
Allergies vs Cold: It sounds like you could have one of two things going on- a cold or allergies. Your symptoms are consistent with seasonal allergies, hitting you all at once, which is no fun. You might try an over the counter med like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra to see if this helps. You may also need prescription medications to help control your symptoms. If it continues past 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more
Call doctor: Best to call doctor to have entire head checked, then appropriate treatment can be started to get you back to health. ...Read more
My friend is concerned she might have cancer. She feels tired, neck hurts and swollen lymph nodes under jaw and neck and breast. One ear canal is inflamed and back of skull on one side is sore. Her sinuses are clear. Dry throat but not sore.
I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Ear canal so swollen its swelled shut and pushing out my ear hole...Might be andras. Burns pussy red belching lost all hearing?
Painful: Need to see a doctor for help. Sorry you are having to deal with that, but treatment is available. ...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?
Pressure sensation in my ear for 5 days now. I could also hear my heartbeat. The pressure comes and goes, no pain at all I see redness on my ear canal
It is likely you: Have an ear canal infection causing your symptoms. It would be appropriate to be evaluated and treated before this progresses and becomes more serious. Make an appointment for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?
My ear canal is swelling, pain behind eye and down neck. Ear has spurts of pain and throbbing and it is red no additional detail
My daughter has ear tubes. Her ear canal is red and she is playing with it. Is it an ear infection.?
Possibly: Tubes do not prevent ear infections, despite the common misconception to that effect. That said, if the canal is inflamed, it can sometimes indicate an infection, so have her seen. You do not mention her age, but some children will have a tendency to play with their ears, just because they find them. Treat her for fever if she develops one, and have her seen. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Does the antibiotic ear ointments that residue in the external ear canal can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus)?
Can an ipod cause electrostatic like tingling? Started in my forearm, spread to leg and even my ear canal all r side
Probably not: Unlikely, i'd see an md to make sure nothing serious is going on. ...Read more
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