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Doctor insights on: Cold Sores On Ear Canal Symptoms

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How can I treat pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

How can I treat pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

Swallow frequently: Swallow frequently that could open up the tube and equalized the pressure
take cold medicine that could reduce the edema and the swelling from allergic reaction
see your doctor ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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How can I relieve pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

How can I relieve pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

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

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Had MRI DIZZINESS &tinnitus. Results -vessels looping into each internal ear canal possible compression 7&8 nerve. Could this cause symptoms?

Had MRI DIZZINESS &tinnitus. Results -vessels looping into each internal ear canal possible compression 7&8 nerve. Could this cause symptoms?

Yes maybe: According to the literature there are cases of Vertigo and tinnitus being caused by vascular compression of the cranial nerves 7 and 8. Go back to the Neurologist for treatment options. ...Read more

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Ear canal abscess. Are there any home remedies?

Ear canal abscess. Are there any home remedies?

Ear canal abscess: If it is a true abscess, you should be seen by a doctor and have the abscess drained and take antibiotics. At home you can clean it with peroxide and apply warm compress to help it drain better. ...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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Can mucus drain from the ear canal?

Yes: But it indicates you probably have a hole in your ear drum. Mucus type fluid can accumulate in your middle ear. ...Read more

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Pain in my ear canal what is it from?

Pain in my ear canal what is it from?

Someone needs...: ....To look in there to answer your question. Sorry. Could be an internal ear infection, or an infection of the canal itself. Could be wax occlusion or something stuck in there. Hard to say online... ...Read more

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What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

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

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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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What do you suggest if my ear canal is swollen, but no pain?

Possible infection: May be symptom of infection. Should have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be a small bone behind that surrounds the ear canal?

Can there be a small bone behind that surrounds the ear canal?

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

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Is dripping rubbing alcohol in ear a safe way a removing water deep in ear canal?

Is dripping rubbing alcohol in ear a safe way a removing water deep in ear canal?

Do not use alcohol: They make ear wax drops over the counter to dissolve ear wax. If this does not work see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the white powdery stuff in ears after water get trapped in the ear canal?

What are the white powdery stuff in ears after water get trapped in the ear canal?

Powdery stuff: The white powdery stuff can be old dried out cerumen or wax. Also it could be the remains of debris in your ears or the remains of a fungal infection ...Read more

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Have a feeling of stopped up ear and tender ear canal especially when I bite down?

Have a feeling of stopped up ear and tender ear canal especially when I bite down?

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

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Help please! Is ear canal irrigation the best way to clear up a plugged-up ear canal?

Help please! Is ear canal irrigation the best way to clear up a plugged-up ear canal?

If caused by wax: If the ear canal is not blocked by wax, but by mucus or pus, ear canal irrigation will not be effective. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Stinging pain in right ear canal that comes and goes - lasts for a couple seconds then goes away. Just started happening. Thoughts?

Stinging pain in right ear canal that comes and goes - lasts for a couple seconds then goes away. Just started happening. Thoughts?

Nervus intermedius: Neuralgia. This neuralgia involve a vii cranial nerve distribution and occur infrequently. Could be transient event with regression to the mean.
Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

You have: Just described eustachian tube dysfunction fairly well. If otc antihistamines and decongestants, and smoking cessation don't improve your symptoms within a few days consult your doctor. Don't put anything in your ear canal unless instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you push yiur ear canal into. Your brain?

Can you push yiur ear canal into. Your brain?

No,: The ear canal is an opening in the skull. Major head trauma could cause a depressed skull fracture and bone fragments could injure the brain, but that is a much different scenario. ...Read more

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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