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I had dry skin on cheek where my ear begins and scratched it n some clear liquid came out n got some hard crusty stuff covering it now what could be?

I had dry skin on cheek where my ear begins and scratched it n some clear liquid came out n got some hard crusty stuff covering it now what could be?

Seborrheic dermatiti: You are describing seborrheic dermatitis that occurs behind the ears, between the eyebrows, and around the nose. This is not dry skin. Moisturizers will just aggravate it. Wash with soap. If the condition doesn't clear, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Recently, when I move, yawn or use my nose, my right ear gets stuffed and it gets hard for me to get it unstuffed. Also, I feel air locked in my ear.?

Recently, when I move, yawn or use my nose, my right ear gets stuffed and it gets hard for me to get it unstuffed. Also, I feel air locked in my ear.?

Eustachian tube: The eustachian tube opens with yawn or swallow and contracting palate. When the eustachian tube is swollen due to sinus congestion, allergies, virus', pressure changes or with cerumen (wax) impaction in ear canal, stuffy sensation can occur. This is treated with nasal steroid spray, decongestant and gentle autoinsufflation of ears (pinch nose and blow). See physician with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi I have a? I accidently zipped my penis and made a cut on my head and I have this hard yellow stuff on it what is that is it just healing

Hi I have a? I accidently zipped my penis and made a cut on my head and I have this hard yellow stuff on it what is that is it just healing

Wound healing: This may be the initial scar formation. However, if there is redness around the area, and/or continued pain, seek immediate medical attention, as infection may be possible. Best of health to you! ...Read more

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I found a painful red lump with black head in my armpit. Squezzed it and it discharged hard white stuff. What should I do?

I found a painful red lump with black head in my armpit. Squezzed it and it discharged hard white stuff. What should I do?

Sounds like a cyst: This sounds like a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. They are common. The biggest problem with them is they can become infected. It is likely to recurr after squeezing and usually needs excision to get rid of it. Consult your doctor, dermatologist or plastic surgeon to be sure. ...Read more

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White matter like stuff coming out of ear?

White matter like stuff coming out of ear?

Rule out TB: This can produced a cheesy white discharge that physicians often miss. More likely you have a cholesteatoma. Both area really nasty but treatable. Get seen. ...Read more

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My daughter has this white stuff coming out her ear but it smells horrible I've never seen anything like it before?

My daughter has this white stuff coming out her ear but it smells horrible I've never seen anything like it before?

Several possibls: This can either be a leaking middle ear infection, an outer ear infection (canal only) or just ear wax that has been altered by soaps (shampoo) and water. A doc can look and decide which. ...Read more

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Ear lobe piercing 49 days old has white stuff coming out of it. Piercing hole & ear isn't red swolen, & has no pain. Is my ear piercing infected?

Ear lobe piercing 49 days old has white stuff coming out of it. Piercing hole & ear isn't red swolen, & has no pain. Is my ear piercing infected?

Pus or fat: The ear lobe is skin covering only fatty tissue. If the ear lobe is not tender or red or painful, then it is unlikely you have infection or pus. The most likely substance would be fat. See and ENT or plastic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Coughing more at nites and conjested. Feel like ears are stuff up?

Coughing more at nites and conjested. Feel like ears are stuff up?

Stuffed ears: It is natural for your ears to feel stuffed up when you are congested b/c the eustachian tubes (that connect your middle ear to the upper part of your throat) are swollen and not letting your ears maintain a normal pressure. Keeping your head elevated at night and using decongestant can help. ...Read more

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How does one effectively describe pain and location if it feels like its not in a localized region, hard to pinpoint? Feels like H/A but could be ear

How does one effectively describe pain and location if it feels like its not in a localized region, hard to pinpoint? Feels like H/A but could be ear

Give the details: All you can do is try to have a good conversation with your doctor, where you give explicit details about your symptoms and then let the doctor ask clarifying questions. Hopefully, this interaction combined with an exam and any imaging/labs, you will be able to better pinpoint the problem. ...Read more

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What could a hard knot behind ear I have had it for 15 years?

What could a hard knot behind ear I have had it for 15 years?

Node or osteoma: A hard bump could be a lymph node but these usually are mobile. Sometimes the bone behind the ear (mastoid) is not smooth so may feel bumpy. If it sits right behind the ear lobe it could either be a part of the second cervical vertebra or a parotid salivary tumor which can be firm and slow growing. If it is enlarging I suggest it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Ear blocked and ringing and hard time hearing what could this be?

Ear blocked and ringing and hard time hearing what could this be?

Cerumen impaction: This is likely secondary to cerumen (wax) impaction. Of course other possibilities such as infection need to be ruled out as well. You should see your PCPS for disimpaction. ...Read more

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If the holes in my ears aren't used for earring much, what is the stuff that still comes out of them?

If the holes in my ears aren't used for earring much, what is the stuff that still comes out of them?

Get checked: It is difficult to know what the "stuff" is without seeing where the holes are and what the skin looks like. Infected material? Sebum/ sebaceous material? Dermatitis? Best to get checked. ...Read more

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How come drinking hot stuff makes my ears hurt?

How come drinking hot stuff makes my ears hurt?

Referred ear pain: A source of primary throat pain or discomfort can commonly also cause referred ear pain because of some overlap between the nerves to the throat that also go to the ears. ...Read more

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Is bad to have a pain in my ears and a hard time hearing?

Is bad to have a pain in my ears and a hard time hearing?

Its not good: Wish I could help more but without more info I can not offer more advice than to see your doctor for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have these hard bumps on the side of my face by ear what is it?

I have these hard bumps on the side of my face by ear what is it?

Parotid?: If these bumps are hard and are in front of the ear, they may be arising from the parotid gland. This is the gland that secretes thin fluid into the mouth. I would advise that you see a head and neck surgeon for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do you do if you accidentally jammed a q-tip in your ear really hard?

What do you do if you accidentally jammed a q-tip in your ear really hard?

See a doctor: You need to go and see a doctor to make sure you did not do any damage and you should not put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow ...Read more

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I have hard lump infront of left ear?

A few things: Could be a lymph node, your TMJ or small tumor. Whatever it is, it's not normal. See your MD. ...Read more

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Why does my ear lobe have a hard lump?

Why does my ear lobe have a hard lump?

A few things: Could be a blocked oil gland (sebaceous cyst). A scar from previous trauma or piercing, small benign tumor, resolved acne lesion. If it has been there awhile. See an ent doc for evaluation ...Read more

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I have a lump under my ear. It's hard and doesn't move what could it be?

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I have a lump under my ear. It's hard and doesn't move what could it be?

Lymph node vs cyst: Lump under your ear could represent a periauricular node (lymph node around ear) or a simple skin cyst/gland. If you have ear pain, perhaps swimmer's ear and lump is painful, then it most likely represents swollen lymph node. Painful lump w/o ear infection could be due to boil/pimple aka clogged cyst/gland. Regardless, if lump persists, see your Family Doc or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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White stuff in newborns ears?

White stuff in newborns ears?

Vernix: This is the creamy film that babies have all over their bodies during fetal life. It's protective - made of skin oil and sloughed off skin cells. This looks like a thick, white, cheesy substance and is completely normal. Carefully take a wet (not soaking), warm washcloth to wipe it off. ...Read more

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Why do your ears ring when you bite down too hard?

Tinnitus Biting: Tinnitus is a subjective sound heard in the head and may have many causes and associations. One common association is biting down hard. This is due to muscle tension with feedback from the temporomandibular joint. This is noting to worry about. If the sound becomes troublesome, go see you dentist to have a bite block made. ...Read more

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I have hard wax inright ear how long willit take to loosen?

What r u doing 4 it?: If using otc expedient (like debrox or murine) and very hard, can take a few days / applications to loosen and soften enough to get out. If recalcitrant, see your dr. For help. ...Read more

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I've been having a really hard time making my ear pop. Do you have any tips?

DON'T: Do not pop your ears at all. The way is pinch your nose tight and slowly blow until your ears cleared the air. ...Read more