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Cracked Ear Crease That Oozes
Purple open wound started as blisters behind ear crease very infected. Now it's going up my head and through mastoid bone. Very painful and oozing?
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
It's ok: You are changing the pressure in the ear canal. Just like shifting your jaw forward with your mouth open and sliding it side to side. ...Read more
My daughter has dry cracked skin behind her ears. It hurts her when I pull lightly or wash them in the tub. What can be done to help?
Cracked skin in and behind ears and anus also. Most painful when comes into contact with water i.E. When having shower. How can I remedy this?
Bacterial infection: These locations are typical for staph aureus colonization. Another common location is the insides of the nostrils. Try applying an otc topical antibiotic several times daily for at least a week. Swimming in chlorinated water, or making your own "swimming pool" by adding a half cup of household bleach to a bathtub of warm water and soaking for 15 to 20 minutes every day can help as well. ...Read more
It will get worse: You must have your earing removed right away and the infection treated. If you let it go, it will only get worse and spread to the surrounding tissues. ...Read more
High pitch ringing in ears for years, sometimes feels like blood rushing to ears or like everything is louder until I yawn and they crack. Avm?
When I move my jaw side to side there is a loud crack/pop that comes through my ears and it hurts. What can it be? It has been ongoing for months
TMJ: This is definitely your TMJ (temporomandibular joint) see an oral surgeon who treats TMJ. This can be easily managed. ...Read more
The underside of the helix of both my right and left ears are sore, red, and are oozing clear liquid that eventually crusts over, what might this be?
Need exam: Your answer will be after an exam ...Read more
Eustachian tube: Your eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless pop & crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing). It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. You may get some relief w/otc antihistamines & decongestants. ...Read more
Is it normal if I can make a sound in my ear every time? The sound "crack". It also comes when I swallowing..
No: This may be a beginning of your TMJ problem, starting with muscle disturbance. Your crackling noise is called 'crepitus', as the disc is struggling to glide over the glenoid fossa on top of your condyle. As the disc get stuck, it gives rise to condition of 'close' or 'open' lock. If it temporary stuck and then sling across, that forms a 'click', which occurs around 21mm of the mouth opening. ...Read more
What does 'fluid' in menier refer to? I can make 'click/crack' sound in my ear everytime and it sound like fluid/water...
TMJ Sounds?: The menier's syndrome is not well known to me so I can not speak on that. However the fluid that the inner ear utilizes to control balance is no where near the area were you could hear sounds produced by it. I would more likely assume that you are hearing crepitus from your temporomandibular joint. Tmj pain and noises are a very common problem for people and can present with varying symptoms. ...Read more
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
The past year I haven't worn any jewelry In my ears. Now they're swollen and oozing clear stuff and have burn like lesions. & spreading to my face.?
Likely ringworm: It is likely to be a fungus infection like ringworm or athlete's foot, but it happens behind the ears. Get medicine for athlete's foot (lotrimin (clotrimazole) is one, there are several others). Apply a little of the cream to the area and rub it in twice a day and it should clear in 3-5 days. Use the cream again at the first sign of the rash coming back. ...Read more
I yawned & heard/felt a "crack" on my right ear. Now it hurts when I open my mouth. Should I be worried?
TMJ irritation: Most likely you strained and irritated your temperomandibular joint, or tmj. It's where the jaw inserts into your skull, with tendons there. If you yawn really large, the head of the jaw may slip a little and then snap back into place, irritating the tendon. Resting the jaw (no gobstoppers) and Motrin for a few days usually helps. Contact your doc if pain continues. ...Read more
Hear myself breathing threw ear at times. Like it pops and feel air in ear. Ears crack when I swallow too.
Middle ear effusion: Or eustachian tube blockage or congestion can cause these types of symptoms. Things such as allergies or OM can cause these symptoms. Occasional cracking in your ears when you swallow is not necessarily the sign of a problem either. If persistent and bothersome or additional symptoms develop, then seek an exam. ...Read more
In my left ear with a scratch or bump then became very red and swelled and very painfull to touch and sound, and now my rt ear is oozing yellow?
Ear Oozing: Always consult your doctor if the drainage does not resolve within approximately 3 days or if the ear drainage begins as a result of a head injury or if there is pain. You should also see a doctor if the drainage is white, yellow, or foul-smelling. See your doctor as you have an infection that needs antibiotics. ...Read more
I read that menier caused by an excess of fluid in the inner ear. I can make sound in my ear, feels like fluid/water with 'click' or 'crack' sound.?
TMD?: Have an evaluation for temporal mandibular joint dysfunction by your dentist. Tmd has symptoms similar to the ones you presented. Ménière's disease often has a hearing and balance component which you did not mention. ...Read more
I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?
Ear discharge: Ear pain and discharge especially when it is not clear most probably from infection, may need antibiotics, have it examined. Allergic symptoms could be treated with decongestant nasal spray, steroid nasal spray and antihistamines. ...Read more
What do I do for an allergic reaction to Neosporin on my ears, it has blistered and cracked in just one day. Do I wash with antibacterial soap? Benadr
Try cortisone cream: Your best bet is hydrocortisone cream OTC. If it does not fast or well enough, you will need to see your doctor to get a more potent Rx cortisone preparation. Unfortunately the damage has already been done and thus simply wash it out with soap and water would be fine (if in the ear canals and not outer ears, but sure to dry the canal out gently with a Qtip since alcohol will cause to much pain. ...Read more
I have a tooth that has been cracked for a month+ & now the pain is shooting into my face and behind ear, but I do not have any ins. Or money! HELP!!!
Free Dental Clinic: Call your local or state dental society to see if there are any free dental clinics in your area. Good luck! ...Read more
Why do I have a little ear? The other is normal. My mom abused crack alcohol and other drugs the whole time she was pregnant with me. Could that have anything to do with it?
Body symmetry: Our body symmetry is often very close but not exact. There are often different sizes & other characteristics of each ear, each hand, each eye, etc. Even when mom never used any substances/alcohol in pregnancy. Not sure how big a size difference we are talking about. While it is not impossible that use of substances/alcohol played a role, it may be harmful to dwell on or assume that mom caused it. ...Read more
Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?
Eustacian Tube: The eustacian tube allow you to pressurize the air in the middle ear behind the eardrum (i.e. When flying). This tube opens into the back of the nose. Any swelling in the nose, like a cold, can affect the et, leading to ear pressure change. This does not mean you have fluid in the middle ear- though you may if you can't hear-. It does mean the eusctacian tube is temporarily dysfunctional. ...Read more
My jaw keeps clicking every time I move it. I had a really loud crack sound and now I have a wet feeling in my ear. Yawning causes wet sound?
The jaw clicking and cracking is a displaced disk in your jaw joint (TMJ) if it progresses to locking or pain, see TMJ expert.
Wet feeling in ear unrelated. Keep ear dry. If ear problems persist, see ENT doc. ...Read more