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Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be the only symptom. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Painful lymph node behind the ear.

Likely infection: There are a number of conditions which cause lymph node enlargement, with infection being the most common cause. Behind the ear nodes can come from the ear, the skin, teeth and possibly sinuses. Take some Ibuprofen (if it's safe for you) and if the node persists, seeks care. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind ear drum?

What causes fluid behind ear drum?

Negative pressure : In order for the ear to work properly air from the outside of the ear drum has to be balanced by air on the inside of the eardrum. In an intact ear drum the only way for air to get into the middle ear space is up the eustachian tube. If the eustachian tube doesn't work well the air inside the middle ear gets used up creating a negative pressure. Eventually this pressure can become so low that fluid is sucked from the lining of the middle ear space. ...Read more

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Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Pain behind ear, ear infection and lymph nodes little swollen?

Mastoiditis: Pain behind the ear associated with ear infections can be due to an inflamed lymph node. A more concerning scenario is mastoiditis, an infection of a bony part of the skull. This is usually accompanied by fever, tenderness and displacement of the pinna (pushed forward) and requires immediate medical intervention. ...Read more

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Will fluid behind my ear drum cause lymph nodes to swell?

Will fluid behind my ear drum cause lymph nodes to swell?

Ear infection & Node: A lymph node swells when it is fighting off an infection in the tissue up stream from it. An ear infection can very easily lead to swollen lymph nodes. If this is the case the lymph nodes may stay swollen longer than one is on medication for the infection. ...Read more

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Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you do not hear outside sounds as well. Best to consult with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more

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Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Lump inflamed red behind left ear no pain?

Most likely a cyst: Lump behind the ear can be a cyst. A cyst is a painless swelling and it can get inflamed or infected. It would be best if you get it checked. ...Read more

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Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Fluid behind my ear drums. Is this serious?

Fluid behind my ear drums. Is this serious?

Depends: If the fluid behind your ears is pus, you need antibiotics. If it is serous fluid and on one side, you need to be sure you do not have a tumor like mass in your nasopharynx (area behind your nose). ...Read more

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Ringing in ears fullness behind ears sort of hurts ?

Inner ear infection: You may be suffering from an inner ear infection. Go see your doctor who may prescribe antibiotic ear drops if needs be, or refer you on to an ear specialist for further work-up. ...Read more

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Can a piercing cause inflamed lymph nodes behind the ear?

Can a piercing cause inflamed lymph nodes behind the ear?

Piercing: Yes, if there was a mild infection. Just the trauma itself shouldn't give you too much of an issue. If the earlobe is getting more painful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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