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See your doctor.: Doctors can help by providing adequate treatment, usually antibiotics if there is an infection. If it's multiple infections you might get referral for ENT specialist. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are adequate OTCs for pain control. If not feeling better, see doc to get stronger pain controlling medications and further curative treatment. As infection improves, ringing should decrease. ...Read more
Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Are you self diagnosing sinuses or was it diagnosed by the doctor? Sinuses when clogged or infected have connections with ears so that's not a stretch to put together in terms of maladies going hand in hand. If you saw your physician were you given any meds? If you haven't seen your doc yet then, that's the next step. In the mean time, GOOD fluids, GOOD FLUIDS, & more GOOD FLUIDS & call doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Drs can look thru the ear drum into the middle ear & detect a pus level for a middle ear infection. However, the events involved in a inner ear infection are hidden behind bone. Microscopic exam of slides of the inner ear can show evidence of past infection, but the label is used after symptoms arise that point to the process. ...Read more
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more
Tinnitus: It sounds as though you may have tinnitus. This is the perception of sound in the absence of an external source. There are many causes of tinnitus, and it is best to have this evaluated by your physician, and also an audiologist if you perceive a hearing loss. You may be referred to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more
CT, ENT exam, tymp test, &audiogrm normal: Cause of ear fullness & muffled hearing? Hard to hear myself singing mid-range/using facial resonators.
Eustachian tube dyfx: you are likely suffering from Eustachian tube dysfunction. The Eustachian tube lies between the middle ear space and the back of the nose. You can check this tube by holding your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop. This may help the fullness feeling in the ears. If it helps, do this at least 30 or 40 times a day. If your ears do not pop, you may need a nasal steroid. Good luck! ...Read more
Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more
Decreased hearing, middle ear effusion in right ear only, enlarged mastoid lymph node for 10 months. No history of ear infection. What could cause?
See ENT: Whatever is happening , I don't like what I hear. See ENT ASAP ...Read more
External otitis: Wearing ear plugs for long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the external ear canal skin. The ear plugs will not cause a middle ear infection. If an external ear infection occurs, simple remedies like vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) otic with hydro-cortisone (vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) (acetic acid and propylene glycol) is like vinegar) are helpful. Simply stopping the use of the ear plugs for an extended period of time would also help. ...Read more
Ears: Don't get a full view view of your ears with the photo. As an auricular acupuncturist - I deal with ears a lot. There is so much variation in people's external ears. I would encourage you to learn to love yourself and to appreciate your uniqueness. Although different types of ear plastic surgery are done, I would be very doubtful that this would be covered by Britain's Universal Health care..> ...Read more
Hi there. my daughter has a rash that started around here ears and neck and seems to be spreading. I can attach a picture. First time using this seric?
Try our other forum: You posted on HealthTap's free, public, informational forum where neither medical care nor prescriptions are given. Try HealthTap PRIME, where doctors see you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop, in private consultations. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live PRIME consultation. In the US, Prime and Concierge are our premium services. ...Read more
Cleaned ear w/q-tp. had sore spot. pulled out moist fleshy thing. 1/2 long. took picture to see better. looked like worm. possible?
I never noticed it before but my 5 month old son has these red almost blister like bumps behind his ear. He skin around is a little dry. I have a picture of you need it?
Hello. I have for several years been buzzing in the ear. I recently did an MRI. pictures did not show anything.
That's good!: Yevgeny, you have something called Tinnitus. Be glad your MRI shows nothing, so it is almost certainly not a brain tumor. You might want to see an otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose Throat specialist) though to get other ideas and see if anything can be done and to follow you if it should get worse. Many people have this for life though. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a pimply like rash on side of face by ears and is now going down my neck, what could it be? I have pictures
Unusual mole I discovered behind ear today. From old pictures, apparently the mole has been there for at least 2 years (2016) and hasn’t changed?
Mole: Please see your doc so that he/she can get a baseline and follow you. If it changes be sure to return to your doctor. Peace and good health. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have a lump behind my right ear. Been there almost 2 mos. Size never seems to change. Size of pencil eraser. I have a pic if needed. What is it?
It could be a: Cyst or a lymph node. Get evaluated. Take care! ...Read more
I have 3 lumps on my ear and have been getting babeadaches, ringing in the ear the biggest lump is soft and a whitish colour, pictures in my notes?
The cartilage on the inside of my left ear hurts. it is right above my ear drum, looks more red and noticeable bump,hurts when touching it? Took a pic
My 3 weeks boy is getting small red spots on fore head, under eyes, arm, ear, etc. I can send pictures, please suggest.
Skin lesions: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Photographs can not be uploaded to Healthtap Basic (only to HealthTap Prime and Concierge). As you son is 3 weeks old - I would consult with his pediatrician. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell between seborrheic dermatitis and eczema? Pictures online make me believe it's one or the other. Effected - r. eyelid/r. behind ear.
The two: disease are "similar": but have very DIFFERENT causes and LOCATIONS all of which allow the trained DERMATOLOGIST to distinguish the two. The "appearance" "ONLINE" is NOT helpful in making that diagnosis!!!! Ask your PCP for a referral!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
My 11 week old baby has a small bulge from the back of her head. Is this a reason for concern? I have attached a picture.
Maybe/maybe not: This is the public HT site where any question or answer can be viewed by anyone with access. It is designed to provide general medical information by answering basic questions. We have no ability to see/review/comment on anything you upload into any part of the site. The sister site, HT prime has some of these features if you sign up and find a doc willing to take your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right breast has a spot tht is black in the missdle red surrounding. Looks shiny is this just a black head? Picture on profile if need to see.
I have a nearly invisible light brown blotch on penis head. 2mm by 2mm im white 19 and circumcised. Post e mail for picture to get better idea. Thnx?
May Not Be Serious: It may simply be a dry patch. The head of the penis is mucosal skin (like inside the mouth) and once you are circumcised, the skin attempts to "toughen up." it may also be the start of a flat genital wart. It would be best to have it checked out, but it is not an emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ingrown hairs all over my bald head and my buttocks,how do I get rid off it,can I send a picture?
Get consult: There are numerous possibilities of what these are, why they started and how to treat. Many questions need asking and seeing this is important. I recommend getting a consult from your doctor or a virtual consult from Health Tap. ...Read more
I've Shortness of breath hardly and i taken picture of my liver& my head.my doctor said its just allergy.i concern about it i think its bigger problem?
Consultation : It sounds like you have a complex set of issues & have already had some evaluation. For personal attention to a medical concern, consider a second opinion consult with a doctor on HealthTap. The "inbox consult" allows you to message back and forth like email, and is good when a lot of information needs to be exchanged (like prior test reports, etc.) Heart or lung issues can cause your symptoms. ...Read more
I had an deep abrasion on my head and when the skin grew back the skin is a bit rough and the complexion doesn't match, can I send a pic?
Sure: After any injury to the skin there will be discoloration. This can take many months to go away. ...Read more