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Itching In Ear
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does the antibiotic ear ointments that residue in the external ear canal can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus)?
2 different problems: Itching in the ear canal is usually caused by dryness and if you are a q-tip user, please stop immediately. Ear wax has an important function and will clean itself. Popping sensation in the ear is separate and is usually an awareness of air entering the middle ear from the back of the nose and a gentle popping of the ear drum. Rarely, popping can be due spasm of middle ear muscles. ...Read more
Effusion vs infectio: I suspect you have a middle ear effusion and not an infection. When you have an infection, there is usually pain, sometimes fever and you feel much worse. If you are just experiencing "noise" in your ear, having difficulty with hearing, then this is more likely a fluid buildup in that middle ear space. Recommend you chew gum, "pop" your ears hundreds of times a day and monitor for other symptoms. ...Read more
That's a need for MD: Best solution would be to have this examined by a professional (family doctor), and throat cultured and assessed. Upper respiratory tract infections may well be due to virus, bacteria, etc. You might try using a netti-pot or nasal saline spray along with a decongestant and nsaid. This sounds like it may be due to sinus disease, in which case the above might well help. ...Read more
Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?
Otitis externa?: Unless your eardrums have been perforated, there should not be blood in the earwax . The presence of blood suggests that you have been sticking something into the ear canal and the trauma is causing the bleeding. Alternatively, water might have got into your ear causing an infection. Best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more
In bed, turned head & got a burning sensation from outer ear to throat. Soapy taste in mouth. Itchy ear & burning feeling in throat. What is this?
Go to emergency room: If the symptoms are all on one side of your head/neck, ask them to evaluate you for a carotid dissection. It's an injury to a blood vessel in the neck that can cause the symptoms you describe. They'll do imaging of the blood vessels. If they find a carotid dissection, they'll start a medicine to thin your blood while the injury heals. If you have any questions, I'm available for a virtual consult. ...Read more
Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?
Ear dermatitis /numb: Is it just dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis? and though not the usual rash make sure with numbness it is not lyme disease. Sometimes get scalp dermatitis from food allergies , so may do elimination diet off dairy x 14 days then off gluten x 14 and see if a difference. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more
Pain, itch: Ear fungus is often the result of an over-wet ear canal. It can come after being treated for other types of ear problems and needs to be diagnosed and cleaned out by an ent. Don't leave it untreated since it can progress and destroy your hearing, balance and even get into the brain. ...Read more
I am experiencing ear itch, ear ache, burning hot sensation, ear swelling, ear peeling, swollen behind ear and side of jaw. Back of head headache.
Needs to be checked: With all these symptoms in ear and jaw and pain in back of head.It is possible it is due to an infectious process somewhere in ear or jaw.I suggest you make an apt with your doctor and get it checked ...Read more
Almost year around post nasal drip that reflects in alternating ear discomfort with external wet ears. facial, chest and behind ear seborheic dermatit?
See your Family Doc: It sounds to me like you have several issues going on at same time. Post-nasal drip could be from allergies which could lead to ear discomfort b/c Eustachian tube dysfunction. OTC antihistamines can often help. Seborrheic dermatitis is a separate condition (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seborrheic-dermatitis/basics/definition/con-20031872) as are your wet ears: otorrhea? infection? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Tinnitus.: Didn't see your age or whether this is one sided, but....It needs explanation. Most tinnitus is bilateral and associated with significant noise exposure and age. Some medications can cause this but again both sides. See your doc and have an audiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts , face itches, inner ears itch. ?
Allergies: This sounds like you have some allergies. Dust in homes can be tainted with lead dust, cockroach dander, pet dander, cigarrette smoke, among other toxins and allergic offenders. You need a whopping dose of antihistamine now, say 10 mg cetirizine by mouth. I am worried a little about your chest pain, especially if you have asthma. Do you have an albuterol inhaler at home with spacer? ...Read more
I tried to scratch my itching inner ear with my thumb, then pinky. I scratched in as far as I could for relief, then felt pain. Can this harm my ear?
Itching in ear, GP said I had lots of wax and gave me drops to combat itching and soften wax, only using them has clogged my ear up, do I give it time?
See ENT: Get your ears unplugged. If your GP does not do it, see an ear specialist. You neglected to name the ear drops. You probably need something different. ...Read more
I have staffiloccoccus aureus in nose.Feel pain and itching in ears.Tragus is swollen.I feel my cheeks tingling.How to proceed.Antibiotics?
Need to See Doctor: Your describing a multitude of symptoms that are likely not all related. S. Aureus is a bacteria that can live on the skin and you could be colonized or you could have an infection requiring antibiotics. That can best be evaluated by a physician. Your other symptoms may or may not be related. ...Read more
I have constant itching in ear canal. Cannot get rid of it. Been bothering me for over 1 year. Allergy medicine does not help. Skin in ear is dry.
Roof of mouth itching and ears. I have a sinus infection and bad allergies is that normal? It's been going on for a couple days
Posterior auricular nerve cord like swelling. No pain or any discomfort.Just feel itching in ear while brushing teeth.Is tension headache cause of it?
Uncertain of your DX:
Uncertain of your diagnosis Swelling posteriorly could be posterior lymph node enlargement
It’s best for you to have your physician evaluate you and give you a clear diagnosis. ...Read more
Should i be concerned? pain in my legs that feel deeper than muscle at night+skin itching+ ringing ears . blood test results were: red&white& neutrophyllis abs high. Vitamin b12 489pmol/l also higher than normal range. I didn't mention it to my endo
Hematologist: High red and white cell counts raise the question of bone marrow disorder. Leg pains,itchy skin could be related. Peripheral neuropathy is another possible cause of nocturnal leg aching. The high B12 level and tinnitus are nonspecific. I recommend a consultation with a hematologist. ...Read more
Is Steven Johnson syndrome a type 1,2,3 or 4 hypersensitivity syndrome? Would it cause itching nose ears throat face skin without rash
It is likely to be a type III hypersensitivity reaction. Skin rash and necrosis is essential for the diagnosis. You may consult this site for more info:
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I woke up this morning itched my ear jus aa normal lill itch and had blood on my finger from deep inside?
I am experiencing ear itch and ear pressure, sometimes it feels hot, stuffy nose, and coughing when I first get up
? Allergy : or rather inflammation of your upper airways,affecting your middle ear through Eustachian tube congestion,and also producing cough through irritation of upper respiratory passages.The common environmental trigger in such instance is dust mites present in pillows and mattresses, u may be allergic to it,hence the symptoms. Saline nasal washes, washing and drying pillows 1 / wk, & go to an allergist ...Read more
What causes the human ear to produce yellow wax? I got my ear pierced and I use a Q-tip 2 itch my ear cuz I can use a finger and so much wax comes out
Ear wax: This is due to environmental irritationGet a more detailed answer ›
I've had sore throat for a few weeks now. Also an itch in ear and throat that makes me want to cough for relief? Should i ask for CT scan? post nasal
No CT scan: A good clinical evaluation and follow up is best. A CT scan is not indicated for a sore throat or laryngitis. If symptoms worsen, cough is become constant, develop fever and pain in the chest, you should see a doctor right away. A chest x-ray may be indicated. See your doctor for follow up. ...Read more
YOU MEAN EAR CANAL: You can feel pressure or pain in the middle ear which is on the other side of your ear drum you can have itching in the ear canal due to 1 allergies 2 too much or not enough ear wax 3fungal infections more common in swimmers 4skin conditions like eczema, seborrhic dermatitis;psoriasis 5 buggs sometimes bugs can enter the ear canal at night never try to insert anything in ears to scratch.See md. ...Read more
Dermatitis: I am going to take a wild guess here and assume you use q-tips or clean your ears in some other way. By doing this you remove healthy wax that protects your ear canal skin preventing it from infection and keeping it moist. This leads to skin inflammation and itch. You need a good steroid lotion (i like betamethasone) to stop the itch and get the skin healthy. Then you need to leave your ears alone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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