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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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

Numbness is a clinical finding in which one is unable to detect stimuli such ...Read more


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Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Ear dermatitis /numb: Is it just dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis? and though not the usual rash make sure with numbness it is not lyme disease. Sometimes get scalp dermatitis from food allergies , so may do elimination diet off dairy x 14 days then off gluten x 14 and see if a difference. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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I have dystonia recently my jaw has locked.Im having pain in jaw and ear canal. Whole side of face is numb.Is this common. What can I do to unlock it?

I have dystonia recently my jaw has locked.Im having pain in jaw and ear canal. Whole side of face is numb.Is this common. What can I do to unlock it?

Physical therapy: Possibly is TMJ disorder. Acupuncture, biofeedback , and evaluation by a TMJ expert might be in order. Another concern would be bell's palsy. Might you be describing a facial paralysis as a "lock"? The "numbness" to touch indicates nerve contusion and/or impingement, as is seen with bell's palsy. Bell's palsy should be evaluated sooner than later. You are advised to consult a neurologist. ...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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Do i need to clean my ear canal?

Yes: Wax and dirt can buildup and lessen your hearing ability without you recognizing it. Some wax buildup is so thick that you may need to get a solution from your pharmacy to dissolve the wax. Be careful and follow directions exactly to keep from puncturing your ear drum. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling in ear canal?

How can I reduce swelling in ear canal?

See your doctor : To find out why your ear canal is swollen. If infected, antibiotics will help. Steroids are commonly added to the antibiotic ear drops to help decreased the swelling faster. If there is a foreign body, it needs t be removed. Keep it dry until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get tissue out of your ear canal?

How to get tissue out of your ear canal?

See an ENT: Removal under direct visualization is best. This can be done by your ent. ...Read more

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How to dissolve silicone from ear canal?

Go to MD: I don't think there is any way to safely dissolve it. Go to the er or your pcp. ...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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What is the best way to get out dry blood in ear canal?

What is the best way to get out dry blood in ear canal?

Best to Ask: I have always flushed with peroxide. If there are no tubes or holes in the eardrum.Do not insert anything such as a cuetip.Best to ask your doctor. And most likely if you leave it alone, the blood will come out naturally. ...Read more

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Why does my ear canal hurt? It hurts to even touch the entrance of it.

Why does my ear canal hurt? It hurts to even touch the entrance of it.

Possibly infection.: Your symptoms sound classic for "swimmer's ear," or otitis externa. (You don't have to swim to get it. Anyone can.) An exam by a doctor can tell for sure. This type of infection is cured by antibiotic ear drops, but it is safest to use only AFTER a medical provider has examined you to make sure your eardrum is healthy first. Please see a doctor! Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Why might someone involuntarily gag when they touch their external ear canal?

Why might someone involuntarily gag when they touch their external ear canal?

Normal: This is a normal reflex that may cause a person to cough when the inside of their ear canal is touched. There is a nerve called Jacob's nerve that is a nerve of sensation to both the ear canal and base of tongue/throat - the referred sensation is strong enough to create a cough reflex. ...Read more