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Left Ear Strain
Muscle strain behind left ear hurts when i tilt head to right, slept wrong? Woke up with a brief slight cut off circulation feeling behind right 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor can evaluate: An ear infection on the inside of the eardrum is a "middle ear" infection, and can start when a person gets congestion from allergies, colds, or sinusitis. An ear infection on the outside of the eardrum is an "outer ear" infection or "swimmer's ear", which is caused by moisture in the outer ear canal that allows skin germs to grow and multiply in the skin. Other causes of pain are possible. ...Read more