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My left ear hurts?

My left ear hurts?

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

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My left ear hurt so much?

My left ear hurt so much?

Exam: Get it looked at by a medical practitioner. It could be injured or infected or there could be something in there that is easy to remove. ...Read more

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My thoat and left ear hurt?

My thoat and left ear hurt?

Throat: Get a strep throat test, have doctor look at ear (rule out ear infection). For now take hall lozenges, fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Decongestant if congested. ...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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Left ear hurts after cleaning with swab?

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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Since last night I've had a pain behind my left ear that gets worse when I move my head to the right. It also hurts when I press down on the area.?

Since last night I've had a pain behind my left ear that gets worse when I move my head to the right. It also hurts when I press down on the area.?

Mastoiditis?: Behind the ear there is an air space called mastoid sinus. It can get infected in rarely, called mastoiditis. You should have a doctor look at it, so you can get proper treatment. If it is left alone, it can cause problems, more than pain. ...Read more

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Left ear woke me friday morning with loud ringing. Now it feels full but no ring, hurts every so often don't have wax or loud events. What is cause?

Left ear woke me friday morning with loud ringing. Now it feels full but no ring, hurts every so often don't have wax or loud events. What is cause?

Doctor can check it: I ear that feels full, and doesn't go back to normal in a day, should be checked by a primary care doctor. The same goes for an ear that has off and on pain. The primary care doctor may refer to an ENT specialist if needed. There may be ear fluid behind the eardrum or a middle ear infection. In a few cases, doctors find an insect in the ear. ...Read more

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My left ear hurts alot. Possible causes?

My left ear hurts alot. Possible causes?

Possible problem: This could be an infection, growth or foreign body. Have your primary care doctor or an ENT take a look. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my left ear hurts alot?

What do you suggest if my left ear hurts alot?

See a doctor: See a doctor. This could be many different things and will require an exam, either by your primary doctor or an ENT. ...Read more

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My left ear feels stuff and everytime a chew food my ear hurts?

My left ear feels stuff and everytime a chew food my ear hurts?

Eustachian tube: Your eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless/painful pop ; crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing). It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. You may get some relief w/otc antihistamines ; decongestants. If this doesn't help, go see your family doc for possible middle ear infection. ...Read more

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The inside of my left ear feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. What should I do?

The inside of my left ear feels swollen but it doesn't hurt. What should I do?

See your doctor: Have your doctor look at your ear to see what may be causing this. ...Read more

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I have a cyst inside my left ear which has grown bigger what can I do for it it hurts bad?

I have a cyst inside my left ear which has grown bigger what can I do for it it hurts bad?

Go to doctor: That should not be taken lightly. If that is an abscess, it can spread. If it's other type of infection it should be treated appropriately. I could not say it is nothing since it is something and it is causing symptoms. So go see a doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I feel like there is something in my left ear. It hurts more when stressed. What is causing this?

I feel like there is something in my left ear. It hurts more when stressed. What is causing this?

Depends: It would require more information to properly answer you. But, if this is a new problem, you should have your ear checked to make sure there is nothing in there. Such as ear wax. Another reason could be that you have fluid that has built up behind your ear drum because your eustachian tubes are congested. Or, you could even have TMJ causing a full feeling in your ear. ...Read more

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Why do I have a little bump inside my left ear and it hurts when I touch it and it feels kind of hot?

Why do I have a little bump inside my left ear and it hurts when I touch it and it feels kind of hot?

Bump in ear: Perhaps it is an infection e.g. Pimple. Try antibiotic ointment. If it does not clear you may have to see your doctor. ...Read more

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In my left ear whenever I touch my tragus on the inside or outside it hurts terribly. It's been like this only in that ear for about 2-3 weeks.?

In my left ear whenever I touch my tragus on the inside or outside it hurts terribly. It's been like this only in that ear for about 2-3 weeks.?

This needs an exam: This symptom suggests infection to me, an abscess or skin infection most likely. A skilled professional. .. easily could be your family doctor. Needs to take a good look, and if necessary refer you to an ENT specialist if there is any question about what it is. Please go in or make the appointment ASAP. 2-3 weeks is enough already! Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I woke up w/pain behind and in front of the outside of my left ear. It hurts to touch these areas and to tug on my earlobe. What could be going on?

Inflammation: It could be inflamed, if you slept on it that night. You could have some hard wax in the canal that got compressed from sleeping on it, causing irritation. This would usually cause blockage in the ear. Some people grind their teeth in their sleep and they don't know it and that can cause intense pain, mild swelling around the affected jaw joint next to the ear. Outer ear infections drain pus. ...Read more

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I have 2 large knots behind my left ear and 1 knot behind the other. All knots r bout the size of pea. Have had them for yrs. & doesn't hurt. Help Plz?

I have 2 large knots behind my left ear and 1 knot behind the other. All knots r bout the size of pea. Have had them for yrs. & doesn't hurt. Help Plz?

Lymph nodes: They are lymph nodes. Little sacks that contain immune cells that sit and wait for fluid that contains something they consider foreign and then activate. Postauricular lymph nodes they are called. Sometimes when lymph glands enlarge, they do not decrease back to normal sizes. ...Read more

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My left ear hurts when I listen to music?

If you are like....: ....Many 18 year olds, you listen to the music too loud; my educated guess would be you wear headphones too. You may have traumatized the ear drum. Try keeping the ear buds out of your ears and listening quietly for a few days. Allow it time to heal without further trauma. ...Read more

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When I listen to music my left ear hurts afterwards?

When I listen to music my left ear hurts afterwards?

Ear: Good question. May be the fit of the earplug or "tensor tympani myoclonus where the small tendon that links to your stapes bone responds to loud music by contracting vigorously. See an ENT to check it out ...Read more

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I have blisters on my throat & my left ear hurts, why?

I have blisters on my throat & my left ear hurts, why?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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My left ear and side of head hurt. What could be wrong?

My left ear and side of head hurt. What could be wrong?

Too vague: I could list a variety of problems. Your symptoms are too general to make any diagnosis. That being said, headache is the most likely problem, unless you suffered trauma (i.e. A fall, or car accident). If the symptoms get worse go to a doctors office. ...Read more

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Oy my left ear piercing hurts. Keep stud in or take out?

Oy my left ear piercing hurts. Keep stud in or take out?

Depends: If it is sore from a recent piercing but is not getting worse you may be able to just watch it. However, it is more likely infected and should be removed. I would recommend you see your doctor as ear-related infections can be due to pseudomonas bacteria. ...Read more

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My left ear hurts bad. What can I do without going to the doctors?

Try some pain meds: Hopefully its nothing serious and a little bit of tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen can get things calmed down. Unfortunately, with ear infections, direct visualization helps us guide treatment.

Your other option is to try tele-health. If the history is suggestive enough, some treatment can be offered to you. ...Read more