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What causes outer ear pain when laying on it?

What causes outer ear pain when laying on it?

Rule out infection: Many things can cause outer ear pain. It is important to make sure there is no outer ear infection by seeing your family doctor or ear, nose and throat doc. Absent infection, small inflammatory, benign lesions can be painful. Lastly, some individuals will have sensitive outer ears becausee there is little fat (cushioning). If that is the case, finding the appropriate pillow can help. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for ear pain? (on the outer ear)

What do you recommend for ear pain? (on the outer ear)

Motrin: I would start with Ibuprofen - if it does not resolve - see your local family doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of outer ear pain when sleeping on your side?

What is the cause of outer ear pain when sleeping on your side?

Outer ear pain: You may have otitis external. Have your doctor examine your ears. ...Read more

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Can lupus rash be all over face and forehead ears etc... Or is it only occurs on the cheeks and nose bridge only?

Can lupus rash be all over face and forehead ears etc... Or is it only occurs on the cheeks and nose bridge only?

Not only on nose: There are many forms of lupus. The butterfly rash is well described but the rash not only need to be there it can occur on other facial areas a well as the trunk. Males tend to be less prone but lupus occurs in them as well. The best test is to see a rheumatologist or your primary as a start. A few simple blood tests can rule out lupus quickly. ...Read more

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ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence Assay with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck, ears, face - LUPUS?

ANA 250 -Indirect Immunofluoresence Assay with both speckled pattern, elevated ESR, rash with lesions on chest, neck, ears, face - LUPUS?

Talk to doctor: Although these findings are not incompatible with lupus, the lack of joint symptoms points away from the diagnosis. The diagnosis of nearly all diseases should be made by a doctor and not by lab tests alone. ...Read more

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Should I be worried with having Parkinson's and lupus I have heard pounding of like a heartbeat in my ears for a week and my nose bled a little?

Should I be worried with having Parkinson's and lupus I have heard pounding of like a heartbeat in my ears for a week and my nose bled a little?

No: Hearing " heart beat" in the ears is not a sign of pd or lupus. See your pcp to see he can also hear the pounding or heart beat in your ear. ...Read more

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Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Headache clinic at a: Local hospital may be the best way to go, especially if you have seen your primary doc. Treating one thing at a time can solve the mystery. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Malaria as a child now diagnosed Discoid lupus erythematosus, Rash in ears and behind Started 2 weeks steroid cream why are Anti-malaria Drugs used?

Hydroxychloroquine: There is no association between your past history of malaria and recent diagnosis of discoid lupus. Hydroxychloroquine and similar medication has the additional benefits of being anti-rheumatic medication as well as anti-malarial. Best wishes ...Read more

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I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.

I have lupus, swollen lymph nodes, and recently got a fever, my right ear is stuffy nd popping doesn't work.

Treatment needed: With lupus all infections and fevers need to be looked at and if necessary treated. See your primary M.D. Or rheumatologist. It sounds like an ear infection. ...Read more

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I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears. Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative. Could it be lupus or?

I have been having lots of joint pain, tingling, and ringing in ears. Sed rate 30, CRP 2.5, cardio CRP 32.3, ANA negative. Could it be lupus or?

Lab data: Cannot comment on lab tests removed from the clinical assessment of a patient have no access to examine and extract full medical history. Lupus is less likely with negative ana, but not impossible. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Ent diagnosed fluid behind eardrum & ringing in rt. Ear. Audiogram - hearing loss. Treated w/ prednisone. No change. Also, have lupus. What now?

Time: Hello, unfortunately we do not have any medical therapy at our disposal to immediately remove the fluid behind your eardrum. If your fluid has been present beyond 3 months or if your symptoms are worsening (associated dizziness, infection, worsening hearing) then a surgical procedure to insert tubes may be recommended. ...Read more

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I was recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. 3 weeks ago I had sudden sensorineural hearing loss in my right ear and was put on a 15 day regimen of Prednisone @ 60mg per day. Noticed an increase in urination and thirst so went to urgent care to get check

SLE is serious disea: You should have a good doc who is following you and monitoring your care, not getting your care at a City MD. Lupus is a multi system disease which can effect your heart, kidneys, brain, skin, etc. You have got to sign up with a competent physician right away. ...Read more

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After seen in ER for major headaches/pressure (i was scared due to me having lupus) CT brain -. Lumbar puncture - but lot fluid behind ears they recommend tubes-anything else to help other than surgury?

After seen in ER for major headaches/pressure (i was scared due to me having lupus) CT brain -. Lumbar puncture - but lot fluid behind ears they recommend tubes-anything else to help other than surgury?

DebatedButDecrConges: Debate exists about whether treating nasal congestion/rhinitis helps decr ear fluid problms.
Sometimes I will do this with my patients as a test: topical decongestant (ex: afrin) 2 puffs each nostril 3x/day for 4 days (then stop!). At the same time, for 1-2 weeks, aggressive trial of nasal steroid (ex: flonase) 2 puffs each nostril 3x/day for 1-2 weeks, then nl dose. Spray gently & laterally. ...Read more

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Symptom:ringing in the ear, stopped- up ear, yellow runny mucus with foul smell. Taking allergy medicine on daily basis. What's up female age 61, breast cancer survivor, lupus

Symptom:ringing in the ear, stopped- up ear, yellow runny mucus with foul smell. Taking allergy medicine on daily basis. What's up female age 61, breast cancer survivor, lupus

Hello,: Hello, you may have an upper respiratory tract infection. Congestion can place pressure against the eustacian tubes, so that they are not draining the ears of fluid and pressure with resultant pain and ear ringing (tinnitus). The congestion can also cause a headache. The mucus could be coming from a variety of places including your nose or a sinus. Recommend that you see an ear/ nose/throat specialist. I hope you are feeling better soon. Take care. ...Read more

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I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear. Swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

I have burning bulging sensation in the veins in my arms and hands? Swollen lymp nodes behind left ear. Swollen jaw. Neg Lupus test.

Not a simple problem: this is not a simple problem. Each of these could be separate medical problems and they may not all go together. You will need to clarify this with your physician ...Read more

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I have lupus and am remission. I have a sore on my ear, a fever, a large node in front of my ear and jaw pain. Can a swollen lymph node cause jaw pain. Dentist said teeth are ok. Derm says ear infec?

Probably infection: I guess you have an infection causing swollen node and jaw pain. You should try antibiotics first for at least a week, if not better then consider other causes. ...Read more

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5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.

5 HIV tests at 2-4 weeks & 5 1/2 months back negative. History of diabetes & lupus in family. Constant feeling of fever w/ no temp, recurring ear infects, rec mild sore throat, light cough with little mucus, fatigue, feet oft cold but warm to touch.

HIV highly unlikely: It seems you are having some recurrent colds and possible ear infections and are concerned they are symptoms of an acute HIV syndrome. Given your negative HIV tests, presumably 4th generation, it's highly unlikely you have HIV. Most patients with acute HIV will have (+) p24 antigen by 2-3 weeks. If still concerned an HIV PCR RNA test would be definitive. ...Read more

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Ear pain when I bend over?

Ear pain when I bend over?

Ear pain bending: If you are congested - you may have fluid build up in your middle ear. If you press or wiggle your ear with your finger and is painful you likely have a a ear canal infection - common during this time of year after days of swimming. If you can take a decongestant (not pregnant) & get good relief it is likely fluid build up. Either type of pain persists get it checked by a medical professional ...Read more

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Why do I get ear pain whenever I get a cold?

Cold does it!: Ear pain can occur with cold due to fluid behind the ear drum, it could also be caused by secondary bacterial infection. If the pain is sharp and severe or persistent seek medical care. ...Read more

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How do I relieve intense ear pain from a cold?

How do I relieve intense ear pain from a cold?

Ear pain: Take a pain reliever. Your doctor can prescribe ear drops containing a local anesthetic. Also taking a decongestant might help. ...Read more

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What should I do to treat incredibly painful ear pain?

PAIN MEDS/SEE DOCTOR: You can take over the counter pain meds and make an appointment with your doctor or an ENT specialist to find the cause and get it treated properly. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe ear pain, what could be wrong?

What do I do about severe ear pain, what could be wrong?

Hard to know: Usually infection. Not always. Need an ENT to help you diagnose and treat this. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe, extreme ear pain; help please! : (.?

Pain Meds First: If you have severe pain, try some pain medications first. Usually over the counter Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen works well. Anything stronger will need a prescription. You should also see your primary doctor or an ENT specialist to determine the cause of your ear pain. ...Read more

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Why does rubbing alcohol help ear pain?

Why does rubbing alcohol help ear pain?

Because: It helps dry the water in the ear canal. Moist ear canal is a breading ground for infections. ...Read more

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"can shooting ear pain indicate a tumor? "

Possible: Although pain in the ear may represent a tumor it is more likely to be something non-cancerous as the cause. I would recommend that you speak with your primary physician to have him evaluate by looking into your ear. If needed you could be referred to a ear, nose and throat specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more