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Cold Sores On Ear Canal Symptoms
Ear pressure: This is a problem where your Eustachian tube isn't working well and you develop negative pressure or a small vacuum in your ears. This is common. First try to counteract the pressure by pinching your nose and blowing...this should "Pop" the ears. If not, use some nasal decongestant sprays to open this up and then try popping the ears. Next try nasal steroids, like Flonase OTC...keep popping ...Read more
Feel a cold sensation in my ear canal. Also feels as if water is running out but its completely dry. What could be causing this?
Serous otitis media: Or, water in the middle ear. It will go away by itself. ...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?
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
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
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
Possible infection: May be symptom of infection. Should have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The ear contains the smallest bones in the body, the incus, the malleus, and the stapes. So, there are actually 3 bones in the ear! ...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
For the last month my ear canal has been itching and hurting in the middle of the night, what causes this?
Seborrhea: Oftentimes can cause scale, redness or itch of the ears. ...Read more
Stinging pain in right ear canal that comes and goes - lasts for a couple seconds then goes away. Just started happening. Thoughts?
Piece of cotton or cotton-like material suddenly appeared in ear canal, not from Qtip, never use. Any other weird thing it could be?
Inner ear canal pain. Doesn't hurt constantly but often. Sharp. Hurts when push on tragus too. Mostly right eat sometimes both. Flying in 6 days...
Need exam: Your symptoms sound like you might have temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction or TMD. If you can pinch your nose and pop your ears, you should be okay to fly, but you should have someone check you for TMD as this is a very common disorder and it's very treatable. Good luck and happy flying. ...Read more
My son of 4 was born classically autistic. My daughter was born two days ago with small ear and no opening for the ear canal. Healthy lifestyle - why?
Microtia & Autism: Are not genetically related. Microtia can be familial or part of a branchial arch cleft syndrome, like goldenhaar. Her pede can order a comparative genomic hybridization blood test & refer her to a craniofacial clinic, where she'll see many specialists, including a geneticist. Standard genetic tests for all children with autism &/or intellectual disability are cgh + a dna probe for fragile x. ...Read more