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Doctor insights on: Home Remedies For Swollen Ear Canal

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I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies. Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?

I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies. Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?

Not related: The ears and sinuses are not directly connected and from your description, I cannot tell if the problem is from a bacterial infection or something else. It is best for you to get these checked out by your doctor. Once the diagnosis has been made, then you can decide on what kind of Rx may be best for you ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear canal is swollen, but no pain?

What do you suggest if my ear canal is swollen, but no pain?

Possible infection: May be symptom of infection. Should have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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My ear canal is swollen, but no pain. What could be the cause?

My ear canal is swollen, but no pain. What could be the cause?

Ear lump: Greetings. The ear canal has contours inside that are unique to each individual. Other reactive changes could occur from wax buildup, cyst formation or infection. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?

I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection with swollen ear canal and sore jaw with signs of blood?

I have an ear infection with swollen ear canal and sore jaw with signs of blood?

Get treated: You appear to have an infection that is causing you some discomfort to say the least. See a dr, possibly an urgicare center is open at this time, and you can get the proper treatment you need. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My Tragus is swollen and in pain. Also cartilage around it. Very very bad and constant pain. Not TMJ. No pain in ear canal- just external ear. HELP!!!

My Tragus is swollen and in pain. Also cartilage around it. Very very bad and constant pain. Not TMJ. No pain in ear canal- just external ear. HELP!!!

No self-Rx: Pain & Swelling are red flags raised by your body that there is a problem (perhaps infection) requiring professional care. Please call your GP or an ENT before problem worsens and spreads. ...Read more

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Swollen painful ear canal and painful jaw movement left side only no fever or discharge?

Ear/jaw pain: Best advice is to have you go and see your Dr. AN ENT (ear/Nose/Throat) Dr. Would be best...You may have a eustacian tubes issue which can often cause both symptoms, and or it may be TMJ dysfunction/syndrome. Get the proper evaluation, so the best treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?

Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?

Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an outer ear infection (such as "swimmer's ear") and usually ear drops would be prescribed. Occasionally white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can be used for mild swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Please get a strep: Throat culture/ test. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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My friend is concerned she might have cancer. She feels tired, neck hurts and swollen lymph nodes under jaw and neck and breast. One ear canal is inflamed and back of skull on one side is sore. Her sinuses are clear. Dry throat but not sore.

My friend is concerned she might have cancer. She feels tired, neck hurts and swollen lymph nodes under jaw and neck and breast. One ear canal is inflamed and back of skull on one side is sore. Her sinuses are clear. Dry throat but not sore.

? cancer: While what you have described above looks like an infection. Anyone who is concerned that they may have cancer should go to be seen by their doctor. Even if its revealed to be an infection - its worth it for peace of mind ...Read more

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I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

Call doctor: Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Recently my right ear canal has been really itchy. I also have TMJ on that same side. Is there a connection? If so, what type of remedy do you suggest

Recently my right ear canal has been really itchy. I also have TMJ on that same side. Is there a connection? If so, what type of remedy do you suggest

External otitis: Itching of the ear strongly suggests external otitis or "swimmers ear". Keep your ear dry. No q-tips. Use ear drops devised for this problem from a pharmacy. ...Read more

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Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this? What treatment is available?

Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this? What treatment is available?

Ear itch: Itcing usually suggest allergy. Dullness of hearing could be ear wax. However, the combination suggest possible nerve irritation or damage......Contact an ear speicalist for a complete exam. ...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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Child having tympanoplsty with inscion above the ear and in ear canal. How long should she stay home from school?

Child having tympanoplsty with inscion above the ear and in ear canal. How long should she stay home from school?

Best answer by doc: The person who did the procedure is in the best position to provide this answer. My general guide: if they can sit still for an hour or two of tv and pay attention through that time frame they can benefit from class time. The surgeon may have some specific precautions s/he wants followed. Call in and see what they are. ...Read more

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My mid ear canal infection was discovered after a flight home impaired part my hearing. Its now the 8th of 10 days im on biaxin (clarithromycin) w no improvement. Why?

My mid ear canal infection was discovered after a flight home impaired part my hearing. Its now the 8th of 10 days im on biaxin (clarithromycin) w no improvement. Why?

Seros otitis media: More than likely you have sterile fluid in the middle ear. This can last for some time. You are not equalizing the pressure on each side of the middle ear. The eustachian tube is not functioning well and equalizing the pressure. There are some exercises to help with this and some medications to help. Give it a bit of time and if not responding, see an ent. You may end up with a tube placed. ...Read more

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Child having ear perforation surgery using graph. They will make inscion above the ear and in the ear canal. How long should she stay home from school?

Child having ear perforation surgery using graph. They will make inscion above the ear and in the ear canal. How long should she stay home from school?

1 week: About a week to heal the wound and avoid contamination.
Also one has to avoid exposure to colds so fluid does not build up in the middle ear cavity.
This helps prevent break in the repair of the perforation. ...Read more

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Can I take my daughter to another hospital ER she was sent home from one hospital eventhough she had blood in her ear canal she has a ear avm?

Can I take my daughter to another hospital ER she was sent home from one hospital eventhough she had blood in her ear canal she has a ear avm?

Your choise: Going from one facility to another does not mean they will handle the issue any differently. If your child has a specific issue with the ear, followup with an ENT who has specialized training and equipment would be more likely to provide specific care. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about mold in an ear canal? My sons ent says he has a yeast infection but it won't clear up. Could mold in our home be causing it?

Do you know anything about mold in an ear canal? My sons ent says he has a yeast infection but it won't clear up. Could mold in our home be causing it?

Possibly though: Fungal infections in the ear is usually due to local factors in the ear, humidity, warmth and poor exposure to light; swimming, abrasion of the ear canal from excessive cleaning/scratching, use of antibiotics predispose to fungal infections. Several rounds of cleaning and antifungal drops maybe required for resolution. Option remains for oral of IV antifungals. Stick with the ENT; patience ...Read more

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Do I need to clean my ear canal?

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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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