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Noise in my ear when my ear is on a pillow. What causes it?

Noise in my ear when my ear is on a pillow.  What causes it?

Blood flow/tinnitus: Many of us have a light background tinnitus when in a quiet environment. Normal. Another possibility is hearing the blood flow near the inner. This blood flow sound would likely be in rhythm with your pulse. ...Read more

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How come i can hear my heartbeat in my ear when i put my head on my pillow? Anxiety?

How come i can hear my heartbeat in my ear when i put my head on my pillow? Anxiety?

No, physiology: Our hearing works by 2 mechanisms: air conduction (transmitted from external sounds) and bone conduction (transmitted from internal sounds). Normal anatomy: your carotid artery traverses the bone that makes up your inner ear. When you occlude your external auditory canal by lying down, you "turn off" air conduction allowing you to hear the always present but much softer bone conduction. ...Read more

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I regularly get acne behind or slightly below my ear lob on either side. They get quite big and usually very deep. I have changed face wash/pillow ca?

I regularly  get acne behind or slightly below my ear lob on either side. They get quite big and usually very deep. I have changed face wash/pillow ca?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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When I go to sleep, I can feel my heartbeat in my ear that is against the pillow. And sometimes in my stomach. Not rapid pulse. Is this normal?

When I go to sleep, I can feel my heartbeat in my ear that is against the pillow. And sometimes in my stomach. Not rapid pulse. Is this normal?

Yes!: frequent concern I hear about at least once a week. Physicians call it "cardiac awareness". No one knows why/when it occurs. If not rapid I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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What type of ear infection do I have? My ear gets sharp pains whenever i move my head, i can touch my outer ear but it hurts when i apply pressure (like laying my head on a pillow), i feel like something is draining when i sit my head up or tilt it to the

What type of ear infection do I have? My ear gets sharp pains whenever i move my head, i can touch my outer ear but it hurts when i apply pressure (like laying my head on a pillow), i feel like something is draining when i sit my head up or tilt it to the

You : You need an exam to determine what kind of infection you have. You could either have an outer ear infection (also known as swimmer's ear) or you could have a middle ear infection with a burst ear drum causing the sudden drainage. Since both of those need antibiotic treatment, you should go see a doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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I hear a noise in ear when ear on pillow. What causes this?

I hear a noise in ear when ear on pillow. What causes this?

Normal blood flow.: You're probably hearing the blood flowing through blood vessels in the ear area. When you have your ear on a pillow, you're blocking out environmental noises, so the normal noises of circulation become audible. ...Read more