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I Always Have Flaky Things Coming Out Of My Ears What Is It
Skin and wax: You may have some eczema of the ear canal. The ear canal is lined with the same lining as the rest of your body... Any skin condition that can affect your skin, can affect the lining to your ear. Try some moisturizing cream just inside the ear canal. Do not use q-tips... Apply with your finger tip. ...Read more
The inside of my ears are always itchy. I use qtips to scratch it but there's no wax or dirt. I also notice that the skin is flaky. What's causing it?
The skin inside one of my ears is very dry and flaky and there is a very small amount of moisture that builds up in that ear all the time. I have to use a q-tip to wipe it out of the canal but it builds right back up.?
DRY EAR SKIN?: Simple moisturizers may help but the constant wetness needs evaluated in order to eradicate it. ...Read more
Should I be treated if I've been told that I have a little bit of fluid in one of my ears? We were discussing a few things that day. Maybe forgot.
Depends: If the fluid is clear and not infected antibiotics will not help. Sometimes a decongestant or sinus wash could help you with this problem. Best to have somebody examine your ear drums before deciding. ...Read more
Feeling of heavy head, dizziness for 3 days, stiff neck, a cold for 1 week, feels like steam is actually coming out of my ears should I run to d docto?
Tinnitus: Ringing in the ear is called tinnitus it is normal. To have occasional. Ringing. When it is more frequent it could mean you have a hearing loss. Are you playing your ipod. Too loud? Are you going to concerts and not protecting you ears. With ear plugs? You should get your hearing checked in the near future. Avoid noisy environments if possible or wear ear plugs when cutting the grass. ...Read more
Otalgia: Otalgia is fancy term for ear pain but it doesn't explain cause. Ear is comprised of 3 distinct parts. Inner ear doesn't typically hurt but can lead to dizziness when irritated. Middle & out ear can hurt due to infection, whereby latter is distinguished by pain upon pulling/touching outer ear. Eustachian tube dysfunction can also hurt, too. Check w/your Family Doc to determine what's causing pain. ...Read more
Move lower jaw:
It may be a eustacian tube that is clogged on that side, or it may be wax or debris in the outer ear canal.
Open your jaw half way and move your chin from side to side...This may open the eustacian tube. Try a decongestant, also.
Have someone check your outer ear canal for wax or debris. You may need to irrigate the ear canal to remove debris. ...Read more
Infection, or trauma:
Bleeding from the ears is commonly caused by infection of ear canal, trauma to ear canal or ear drum, or sometims ruptured ear drum
it usually stops by itself but may need to chack with your doctor or and ENT specialist. ...Read more
Rare: Spontaneous bleeding from the ear is extremely rare. Are you a Q-tip user, or are you using an instrument to clean out your ears? There are probably 3 causes of bleeding from the ear. The above mentioned trauma, a viral infection such as Herpes simplex I and a serious head trauma. ...Read more
Probably wax: The most common cause of this would be wax impaction in the ear canal that has trapped water behind it. Another cause may be fluid in the middle ear because of a recent cold or eustachian tube blockage - either way this needs to be evaluated by an ENT physician. ...Read more
Ear vs TMJ: Could be an ear or TMJ problem. Other TMJ symptoms are clicking jaw, limited oral opening, chewing discomfort. If it sounds like you, see TMJ expert. If not, and ear pain concerns you, see ENT doc. ...Read more
Depends: If chronic, then maybe not. Generally caused either by infection or some other reason for inflammation/congestion closing off the eustachian tube that drains the middle ear. Notice you use afrin (oxymetazoline); daily afrin (oxymetazoline) use (for more than 4 days or so) could exacerbate the problem. If you have chronic congestion and fullness in the ears, recommend seeing a rhinitis specialist. ...Read more
For the past 3 years I've worn a headset for most of the day, and they have changed the shape of my ears. If I stop wearing them, will they change back?
Probably yes: The ears are typically vulnerable to molding during the first 3 months and especially the first 3 weeks of life. So it is unlikely that your shape change is permanent. ...Read more
If you are unfortunate enough to be an earwax collector, you may need to start a regular cerumen program.
Once a month, fill your affected ear with baby oil to "melt" the wax for 15 minutes. Lie down in a tub of warm water, and have your spouse use a bulb syringe to irrigate out your ear canals. It may take 10 times, but eventually the brown water return will come out clear indicating all clear. ...Read more
Sebaceous cysts?: The back of your ears, I assume is the pinna and this is covered with skin. You may have sebaceous cysts or more unlikely benign fatty growths. See an ENT or plastic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
No: This is not normal. Go see a doctor and get examined. ...Read more
Diagnosis: The symptoms are very unusual. If you have no hearing loss, drainage or vertigo, it may not be your ears. TMD is a common entity often misdiagnosed by primary care physicians, but it the second most common cause of ear pain in the absence of ear disease. This pain can be related to the jaw muscles. See an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
It could be allergy there is special ear drop for that but id does require Rx from doctor
you can use heat pat on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter
if no improvement see a doctor can help you make the right diagnosis and give you the proper treatment ...Read more
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