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Doctor insights on: Inflamed Ear Canal Treatment

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

Very itchy ear canal after 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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I feel pain in my ear when cleaning. I went to doctor and said that my ear canal are not inflamed and eardrum are fine. What to do? My ears are dry.

I feel pain in my ear when cleaning. I went to doctor and said that my ear canal are not inflamed and eardrum are fine. What to do? My ears are dry.

Stop: The short answer is to stop cleaning your ears, especially if you are referring to using cotton swabs in the canals. The swabs themselves can cause irritation and trauma and may cause pain as the canal and especially the ear drum are quite pain sensitive. If you feel the skin of your ear canals is dry you may put in a drop or two of something like sweet oil or tea tree oil once in a while. ...Read more

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I currently have some kind of outer ear infection. All my jaw and my ear bones are very painful. Also, inflamated ear canal. I took ibuprohene but not helpful. Was wondering if 1mg dilaudid for pain and cyprofloxacin or corticosteroid drop would help?

I currently have some kind of outer ear infection. All my jaw and my ear bones are very painful. Also, inflamated ear canal. I took ibuprohene but not helpful. Was wondering if 1mg dilaudid for pain and cyprofloxacin or corticosteroid drop would help?

Hard to say: It is clear you have made some assumptions about what is going on. Without a proper exam, it is hard to consider using a prescription at all, much less a controlled drug that might hide important symptoms. Drops only work in some ear conditions, not most. It is time to go to urgent care and have someone find out what is going on. ...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 it's revealed to be an infection — its worth it for peace of mind ...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 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 mucus drain from the ear canal?

Yes: But it indicates you probably have a hole in your ear drum. Mucus type fluid can accumulate in your middle ear. ...Read more

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Pain in my ear canal what is it from?

Pain in my ear canal what is it from?

Someone needs...: Someone needs to look in there to answer your question. Sorry. Could be an internal ear infection, or an infection of the canal itself. Could be wax occlusion or something stuck in there. Hard to say online... ...Read more

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What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

Doctor can check: You could be having simple allergic reaction a heat pad on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter there is special ear drop but it required a Rx from a doctor
no improvement see your doctor he can make the right diagnosis and help you with the right treatment ...Read more

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Can tickling in ear canal be caused by allergens?

Can tickling in ear canal be caused by allergens?

Usually not.: As you might imagine, the ear canal is somewhat protected from exposure. You are much more likely to have signs and symptoms of allergy in other locations first. Usually this is due to ear wax or retained water with maceration of the skin or by a skin disease such as seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more

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How can I treat pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

How can I treat pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

Swallow frequently: Swallow frequently that could open up the tube and equalized the pressure
take cold medicine that could reduce the edema and the swelling from allergic reaction
see your doctor ...Read more

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How can I relieve pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

How can I relieve pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

Ear pressure: This is a problem where your Eustachian tube isn't working well and you develop negative pressure or a small vacuum in your ears. This is common. First try to counteract the pressure by pinching your nose and blowing...this should "Pop" the ears. If not, use some nasal decongestant sprays to open this up and then try popping the ears. Next try nasal steroids, like Flonase OTC...keep popping ...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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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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Can there be a small bone behind that surrounds the ear canal?

Can there be a small bone behind that surrounds the ear canal?

Yes: The ear contains the smallest bones in the body, the incus, the malleus, and the stapes. So, there are actually 3 bones in the ear! ...Read more

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Is dripping rubbing alcohol in ear a safe way a removing water deep in ear canal?

Is dripping rubbing alcohol in ear a safe way a removing water deep in ear canal?

Do not use alcohol : They make ear wax drops over the counter to dissolve ear wax. If this does not work see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the white powdery stuff in ears after water get trapped in the ear canal?

What are the white powdery stuff in ears after water get trapped in the ear canal?

Powdery stuff: The white powdery stuff can be old dried out cerumen or wax. Also, it could be the remains of debris in your ears or the remains of a fungal infection ...Read more

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Have a feeling of stopped up ear and tender ear canal especially when I bite down?

Have a feeling of stopped up ear and tender ear canal especially when I bite down?

Be examined: You may have primary ear disease or the pain may be referred from surrounding structures such as your teeth or TMJ. Need to get it sorted out. All the best. ...Read more

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Help please! Is ear canal irrigation the best way to clear up a plugged-up ear canal?

Help please! Is ear canal irrigation the best way to clear up a plugged-up ear canal?

If caused by wax: If the ear canal is not blocked by wax, but by mucus or pus, ear canal irrigation will not be effective. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Stinging pain in right ear canal that comes and goes — lasts for a couple seconds then goes away. Just started happening. Thoughts?

Stinging pain in right ear canal that comes and goes — lasts for a couple seconds then goes away. Just started happening. Thoughts?

Nervus intermedius: Neuralgia. This neuralgia involve a vii cranial nerve distribution and occur infrequently. Could be transient event with regression to the mean.
Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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Inner ear canal pain. Doesn't hurt constantly but often. Sharp. Hurts when push on tragus too. Mostly right eat sometimes both. Flying in 6 days...

Need exam: Your symptoms sound like you might have temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction or TMD. If you can pinch your nose and pop your ears, you should be okay to fly, but you should have someone check you for TMD as this is a very common disorder and it's very treatable. Good luck and happy flying. ...Read more

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My son of 4 was born classically autistic. My daughter was born two days ago with small ear and no opening for the ear canal. Healthy lifestyle — why?

My son of 4 was born classically autistic. My daughter was born two days ago with small ear and no opening for the ear canal. Healthy lifestyle — why?

Microtia & Autism: Are not genetically related. Microtia can be familial or part of a branchial arch cleft syndrome, like goldenhaar. Her pede can order a comparative genomic hybridization blood test & refer her to a craniofacial clinic, where she'll see many specialists, including a geneticist. Standard genetic tests for all children with autism &/or intellectual disability are cgh + a dna probe for fragile x. ...Read more

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I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when I wake up in the morning?

You have: Just described eustachian tube dysfunction fairly well. If otc antihistamines and decongestants, and smoking cessation don't improve your symptoms within a few days consult your doctor. Don't put anything in your ear canal unless instructed by your doctor. ...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