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Why should answer the phone by the LEFT ear? .

Why should answer the phone by the LEFT ear? .

Either ear on phone: If hearing is normal, it's OK to listen with either ear ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my head in front of the left ear that comes and goes. It just started within the last 2 hours.

I'm having sharp pains on the left side of my head in front of the left ear that comes and goes. It just started within the last 2 hours.

DrFloYes, Aunt FloNo: If it's in the temple (whether you're Jewish or not) it might be concerning. It's only been 2 hours so somewhat early to draw conclusions- so take some ibuprofen and see how it goes. Press around the temple area for any tenderness. If it's tender then you should probably see a doctor, especially if your vision in that eye changes. If it persists or worsens today see someone (no, not Aunt Flo). ...Read more

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A small pain comes and goes in seconds inside the head near left ear. Started frm yesterday. Had some ten times per day and still continuing the same.

A small pain comes and goes in seconds inside the head near left ear. Started frm yesterday. Had some ten times per day and still continuing the same.

Needs to be checked: Your pain may be coming from the ear or from problem with your teeth or a condition called trigeminal neuralgia
you should consult your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Left ear ringing?

Left ear ringing?

POSSIBILITIES: Include wax against your eardrum, fluid behind the ear drum from eustachian tube dysfunction or postnasal drip, and the start of hearing loss. ...Read more

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Heartbeat in left ear?

Heartbeat in left ear?

Most likely fluid: Many people will hear their heartbeat transmitted through fluid in the middle ear, like one gets with an infection or after an airplane ride. It could be something serious, so if it doesn't go away, you should see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Is right ear louder than left ear?

Is right ear louder than left ear?

Not usually,: There may be hearing loss in one ear. Causes vary. The easiest to treat is when the hearing loss is due to wax build-up, which is easily removed by a trained professional who diagnoses it after examination. Don't use Q-tips! Or stick anything else in your ears. "The only thing that should go in your ear is your elbow or a piano." See a doc to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Why causes a left ear lobe to hurt?

Something not on RT.: Don' have a clue, except if it's only on the left something on the left is causing it to hurt. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in my left ear?

What could cause pain in my left ear?

Ear vs TMJ: Could be an infection in your ear. Could be your TMJ. Other TMJ symptoms include clicking jaw joint or limited oral opening. If you have other signs of TMJ problem, see oral surgeon for exam/suggestions. ...Read more

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What is sharp pain behind the left ear?

What is sharp pain behind the left ear?

Directly behind?: There are a set of lymph nodes that drain the scalp and the outer ear.... Or it could be an ear infection, or a scrape, or an ingrown hair... Have someone look at it to be sure. ...Read more

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Left ear hurts after cleaning with swab?

Be seen: You may have irritated it with the swab. You may have also scraped the inside of the ear canal or even damaged the ear drum. ...Read more

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What is buzzing in left ear no pain mean?

What is buzzing in left ear no pain mean?

Hard to say: Buzzing in one ear can mean several things. You might have something stuck in the ear canal, especially a plug of ear wax. Or there might be nerve damage, especially from exposure to loud noise. Can you hear normally from that ear? If not, you may want to see an md to get wax removed or to rule out "sudden hearing loss, " which can lead to permanent loss of hearing. ...Read more

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Severe high pitch ringing in my left ear?

Severe high pitch ringing in my left ear?

Have it evaluated: Unilateral sudden changes in hearing can be seriuos and should be evaluated before complete hearing loss. ...Read more

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How I can unclogged my left ear after cold?

How I can unclogged my left ear after cold?

See below: Sometimes during a cold the eustachian tube (s) swell shut, giving sensation of fullness in middle ear or preventing fluid from draining. Otc decongestant like sudafed &/or chewing gum can help open tube for symptom relief. Caution if u have high blood pressure as decongestants can elevate bp; if this is your case, consult with doc before using decongestant; may need temporary increase in BP med. ...Read more

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Risks of drainage from my 7 months left ear?

Risks of drainage from my 7 months left ear?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My left ear periodically crusts on the inside?

Various causes: Might be otitis externa (ear canal infection) or eczema (as other doc suggested) or seborrheic dermatitis, which can affect ear canals as well as pinna & external auditory meatus (although usually both sides are affected). Anti-dandruff shampoos & antifungal creams (lamisil) can help. If pain is involved, see fp or ent. ...Read more

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Why is there crawling sensation in my left ear?

Why is there crawling sensation in my left ear?

Crawling in ear: Hello! Have it checked there may be an insect in there! Not at all unusual! Thanks ...Read more

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I feel pain in my left ear. It feels heavy like a rock?

I feel pain in my left ear. It feels heavy like a rock?

Ear examination: An ear examination is needed to check for wax build-up or inflammation of the ear canal or ear drum. ...Read more

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What can the cause of shooting pains behind my left ear?

What can the cause of shooting pains behind my left ear?

See a dentist and md: You need to be evaluated to determine the cause of your pain. As a dentist I always want a medical doctor to rule out perpetuating factors that can cause these problems before I do anything dental. Dentistry's treatment is more about the muscles than short legs, rotated pelvis, metabolic diseases, cancers, infections etc. ...Read more

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Why does my left ear feel like it's constantly underwater?

Why does my left ear feel like it's constantly underwater?

Wax or...: Typically occulsion of the ear canal by excessive wax or significant serous fluid in the middle ear can cause the abrupt onset of these symptoms. A simple exam by your doctor with an otoscope will provide the answer. ...Read more

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My left ear feels like it's vibrating. What is causing this?

My left ear feels like it's vibrating. What is causing this?

Ear: A common cause is tensor tympani myoclonus where a the tendon attached to one of your small ear bones may go into spasm especially when in noise. See an ENT to check it out. You will probably need a hearing test ...Read more

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A weird headache above left ear after workout, what is this?

A weird headache above left ear after workout, what is this?

Exertional headache: This could be primary exertional headache, or another headache disorder. I'm available for a virtual consult, at the end of which you'll receive a diagnosis and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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My left ear refuses to pop after one week. Any home remedies?

My left ear refuses to pop after one week. Any home remedies?

Ear pop: If the ear pop does not happen in the first day, it will likely not occur. You will likely gradually regain hearing and pressure over a few eeks. If it persisits it should be examined ...Read more

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I have a heavy feeling and ringing in my left ear, please help?

MD first, DMD second: Check with you md and see why you are having a probme with your ear. If there is a medical problem see that it is addressed. It could be a TMJ issue, but rule medical causes out first before seeing a dentist. ...Read more

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I have a pain right behind my left ear. What can I take for this?

Depends on pain: If it is related to peripheral pain, then Aspirin and or Ibuprofen (as long as there are no allergies) are a great choice. Sometimes applying alternating heat and cold to the area can assist with discomfort as well. To rule out any infection, you should visit with an ent, or family practicioner. ...Read more

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I have a mild cold and my left ear is kind of blocked. What do I do?

I have a mild cold and my left ear is kind of blocked. What do I do?

Decongestant/Time: Perhaps you need some time. In the meanwhile, you may try some otc decongestants (you may have to ask the pharmacist and sign for them) or you may try 2-4 days of a nasal decongestant spray. Mucolytics (like mucinex) may help to thin secretions an drain your passages. Take in plenty of water and use a humidifier. If persistent, get seen. ...Read more