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Ear Stretching Gauges
Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!
When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please
Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.
Yes, safe but...: Yes, coconut oil is safe to use but unlikely to help this much. It does have some antimicrobial properties but ear pressure is most likely related to allergies & inflammation around the eustachian tube. Antibiotics may not help much either. Avoiding dairy & wheat may help as well as treating allergies. Consider homeopathy & seeing a cranial osteopath. ...Read more
Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.
Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping.Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...Read more
26,female.Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain.No diet change,wound.Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?
Cellulitis: tenderness, swelling and redness are signs of infections. if you wear headphones a lot, they may be a source of pathogenic bacteria. Use hot compresses on the area at least three times a day. Keep it dry otherwise. Clean your headphones with alcohol and don't use them for a few days. if it worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more
Tinnitus in left ear decided to use ear drops. 9 days later ear full of wax after pulling out the goo , still ringing ear still blocked :-( syringe?
Syringe may help: They sell cleaning kits for ears in the pharmacies which have large syringes. I always advise to use warm soapy water for these types of cleanings. At the same time, I advise caution when doing anything with the ear canal & if you're not sure of what you are doing or if things are going the right way then you should stop and see your doctor. Much better that than to cause any sort of complication. ...Read more
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
Right ear hearing muffled if i swallow or yawn. Tipping head temp relieves, upside down head causes click above ear and most effective. Click hurts.
Left ear needs to pop on/off for a month. Ears professionally cleaned & taken decongestant. Slight ear pain with audio headphones. Light swimmer. ???
Your body: Any increased size of gauge in general will decrease the chances of the ear being able to return to its original size/shape. For some people the earlobe may be able to recoup after larger sizes, but i would gather that any size larger than 0.5 inch, and especially if added wt or stretching were involved, may lessen possibility of complete recovery of ear shape. ...Read more
Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?
See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...Read more
Seboric dermatitis in ears small spurts of vertigo for 6 months tinnitus tense neck head pressure and pains ear fullness hoarseness slight sore throat?
12 days finished anti for fluid behind ear. Head sensation of pins/needles, pressure, woozy not spinning, tight forehead. Meds cause? Flo/Zyrtec/Mucin
Studies done on the : impact of ambient noise in Neonatal Intensive Care Units resulted in recommendations to remove radios/other music, turn down the volume on monitors & avoid plunking items down on closed warmers. So, turn off the ringer, hold baby with head up 30 degrees & look at him when feeding. Put him face-up in his crib in his room when drowsy, but awake, to self-calm to sleep. See healthy children.org. ...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
Congestion: Congestion in your sinuses can produce negative pressure behind the eardrum, . If fluid accumulates it will cause a decrease in hearing until the eustacian tube opens and any fluid drains. Tinnitis or ringing in the ears is an entirely separate issue. Drugs such and Aspirin and others are common causes of tinnitis. Tinnitis can be very difficult to treat and there may be no treatment for it ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big juicy lobes: This is not a common request and certainly collagen would accomplish a temporary increase in the side of the earlobe but it may feel unnecessarily firm and would not be my first choice. If a patient made this request, i would recommend the use of hyaluronic acid fillers as the initial filler. ...Read more
Numbness left side of face for 7 months ent said ear clear..my ear make cracking sound and it all started with blocked ear with wax.
I'm thinking about stretching my ears, but i don't know what size to start out with. Would it be bad if i started out with an 8 gauge?
Should i go in to a doctor if my lymph nodes behind my ears have been swollen for two weeks after gauging one size up? (ear stretching)
Up to you: If you're comfortable with what you're doing and the lymph node size is stable and under 2 cm, yuo probably don't have to go. ...Read more
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Yes: That is quite possible - especially if you quickly jumped up in size. ...Read more
Do you mean : putting in increasingly larger guages? Or, just pulling on the ear/lobe to vent tension? The former is a fashion statement, similar to what the Ubangi's do with their lips, while the latter is tension release. Either can be compulsive but neither is usually thought of as an addiction ...Read more
Ear swelling: May be a normal response. But need more information to answer this question. ...Read more
Stretching ears.: I do not know what stretching your ears means. Are you putting weights on them so they hang down? or what? ...Read more
What to do if I got my ear pierced 3 weeks ago now, I was just wondering, when can I start stretching my ear lobe?
Not for quite a : while - Let your piercings heal. BE PATIENT OR YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS !! ...Read more
What to do about my scar tissue and somewhat of a cat butt preventing me from stretching my ears. help!!?
Question: I cannot make sense of this question. Please talk to your Dr. ...Read more
Ear stretching bleeding 19mm puss swollen painful and im scared its happened before n just gone away but for some reason I am concerned now?
When I open and close my mouth, I can hear like an elastic stretching sound in my left ear, there's no pain just very irritating, any advise?
I have a tight, stiff, pulling pain on the left side of my neck. It causes my jaw to click and my ear to pop on that side. Massaging, rubbing, stretching it makes it more irritated. What could it be?
Small lump in ear lobe close to head, currently getting headaches everyday and feeling dizzy occasionally. Is this connected to me stretching my ears?
Stretching ears, made the hole bleed 2 days ago. Today it seems infected. earlobe is huge and the lymph node and inside ear hurt. Read mupirocin helps?
You need prompt: medical care. This is one I wouldn't try to nurse by yourself at home. Please get this treated. Take care. ...Read more
I have pulsitile that comes and goes in my left ear. I hear it most when stretching my neck. I've had normal a brain and cervical mri. Any other tests?
Blood pressure cuff: You need to get your blood pressure checked, especially at the moment when you feel the symptoms. The most common cause of a "pulsing" sensation in the ears is hypertension (high Blood Pressure). You don't need "tests" like an MRI or CT scan to diagnose them - only rarely does anything show up on those scans for this symptom. Talk to your doctor. Good luck & thanks for using HealthTap. ...Read more
Can you get ear & jaw pain from continuously stretching your mouth wide? Doc said tmj. Taking 400 mg motrin not helping. Achey pain. Spasms?
Yes, overstretching: Can cause tmj/tmd. Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Tmd can be divided into disorders related to the muscles of mastication and those emanating from the tmj. Earache and is a common symptom due to the close location to tmj. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain practitioner for a consult. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers