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What could cause ear nerve damage ?

What could cause ear nerve damage ?

Many issues: There are several causes of nerve damage . They can range from viral illness to trauma to infection or even a tumor. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Can ear nerve damage cause tooth pain?

Can ear nerve damage cause tooth pain?

No: Never heard of that relationship. See dentist for tooth pain. If negative exam, see orofacial-TMJ pain specialist. ...Read more

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Neurologist says MRI shows ischemic glosis? Ent says may have inner ear nerve damage. Extremely bad fall 5 months ago. Meaning what?

Neurologist says MRI shows ischemic glosis? Ent says may have inner ear nerve damage. Extremely bad fall 5 months ago. Meaning what?

Head Injury/hearing: Falling and striking the back of the head can lead to a significant injury. The initial blow or coup can lead to injury to the back of the brain. The brain also slides forward in the skull (contracoup) and can lead to injury of the frontal lobes resulting in bruising or ischemic gliosis. The rapid deceleration of the fall can injure inner ear nerve fibers that control hearing and balance. ...Read more

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Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?

Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?

Your description: You do not describe an MS relapse, and glad to see you are taking Copaxone, (glatiramer) and have seen your neurologist recently. Please add Vitamin D-3 supplementation, and check levels in about 3 months to maintain 50-70 ng/ml ...Read more

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Received bite to neck, had severe pain, then numbness to rt ear, 1/3rd face + neck.I can feel sharp. I think auricular nerve damage, is this permanent?

Received bite to neck, had severe pain, then numbness to rt ear, 1/3rd face + neck.I can feel sharp. I think auricular nerve damage, is this permanent?

Get examined: The question is what type of bite and whether there is infection. It's best to see an infectious disease specialist to be certain appropriate testing is performed and proper treatment rendered. ...Read more

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I went to an ENT for hearing loss after irrigating my ear. He told me I have nerve damage, Gave me steroids. Didn't help. He said all i can do is wait?

2nd opinion: You would do best to ask your ENT to clarify the diagnosis. There may be more information from the testing that we do not have at this point. Would consider a second opinion if that is not satisfactory. ...Read more

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I was wondering what could be done about nerve damage? I had a large brain tumor removed 2 years ago. I lost my hearing in my right ear. The hardest part is that i cannot move the right side of my face. I had a weight put in my right eye lid to help me bl

Facial : Facial nerve injury may occur secondary to tumor, surgery, or bell's palsy, which is a viral syndrome. Functional and aesthetic changes occur from loss of the motor function of the facial nerve and autonomic function of the facial nerve (innervation to parotid salivary gland). Major symptoms include inability to raise the brow (frontalis muscle), inability to close the eye fully (orbicularis occuli muscle), inability to smile or raise the lip (zygomatic and levator muscles of the cheek), and inability to tightly close the mouth (orbilularis oris muscle). In patient s with bell's palsy, it is common that the nerves regrowing into the tear gland get "confused", resulting in crocodile tears (the eye starts tearing at the smell of food). The best and most complicated treatment is nerve grafting, where functional nerves are attched from the base of the brain or functional muscles on the other side of the face.To the non-fuctioning muscles. This generally musct be done in the firat year after the injury. As the involved muscles undergo a pricess known as denervation atrophy. The second most effective surgery is muscle trasfer and use of a gold implant. Slips of functioning muscle that don't depend on the facial nerve for function are transfered to the non-functioning muscles. This can be done for blink (temporalis muscle), and smile (temporalis msucle). The gold weight helps to lose the eye, as the muscle that opens the eye is still intact (levator occuli). Other procedures can help the aesthetic complications. These include browlift, facelift, fat transfer, and relaxation of the opposing side of the face with botx cosmetic. I would recommend that you seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience in this area. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more