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Cartilage ear piercing app. 4mths ago. Symptoms:Green pus, redness, heat, pain, and swelling. Removed earring. Symptoms still present.Antibiotics?

Cartilage ear piercing app. 4mths ago. Symptoms:Green pus, redness, heat, pain, and swelling. Removed earring. Symptoms still present.Antibiotics?

Yes...antibiotics: What you have described is a definite infection. It needs to be cleaned frequently with soap and water. Topical antibiotic's will also help. It may very well need oral antibiotics. It's possible it could even need incision and drainage. See your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Cracking in my right ear after a few days after I had ear wax removed from my left ear. Have so discomforting pain when inserting headphones?

Cracking in my right ear after a few days after I had ear wax removed from my left ear. Have so discomforting pain when inserting headphones?

As long as: theres no change in hearing or severe pain I think you're OK to wait and see if it goes away. It's not uncommon to have a little discomfort after earwax disimpaction. In the meantime keep the headphones out of your ears or use the "over the ear" type of headphones. And remember- no Qtips! ...Read more

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Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!

Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. internist saw no ear infection.  Ideas? Help!

Ear pain: It is possible that you have a TMJ problem or an ear problem. An ENT can evaluate you ear and sinuses and a dentist or oral surgeon can evaluate your TMJ. ...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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Accidentally left Carbamide Peroxide in right ear for 20 min. Sharp pain in right ear this morning. Had an ear infection 2 weeks ago .

Accidentally left Carbamide Peroxide in right ear for 20 min. Sharp pain in right ear this morning. Had an ear infection 2 weeks ago .

This: pain is more likely than not from irritation of your ear drum (that's where the nerve endings are!!!) from leaving the wax remover in a bit too long! Your infection should not have returned HOWEVER you need to have the ear checked in any case! Get it checked out as soon as practicable! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Depends: During any ear infection there is a temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the middle ear for up to 2-4 wks.Most adults will improve within a week and may return to normal in 2 wks, some may take 3-4 wks.Infants and kids tend to take longer. ...Read more

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H/O ruptured ear drum 15 years ago, intermittent severe pain in ear lasting for days. Sore to even touch the ear lobe or movement with smiling, decrea?

H/O ruptured ear drum 15 years ago, intermittent severe pain in ear lasting for days. Sore to even touch the ear lobe or movement with smiling, decrea?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ear pain. Soreness under ear and a little discomfort in front of ear. Ear pain is a deep ache. Jaw opens crooked and pops. Comes & goes.

Can TMJ cause ear pain. Soreness under ear and a little discomfort in front of ear. Ear pain is a deep ache. Jaw opens crooked and pops. Comes & goes.

TMJ ear pain: What you are describing is very suggestive of TMJ inflammation especially if you have malocclusion ( teeth don't fit properly). You can take Ibuprofen for the pain, avoid chewing gum, avoid straining the jaw by yawning. You will likely need a dental split or appliance prescribed or created for you by your dentist to minimize the joints hypermobility. You should see your dentist soon. ...Read more

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What can cause unilateral aching throbbing pain from the temporal area into the cheekbone gums & jaw? It started after ear surgery & craniotomy

Jaw pain: Do you have temporal mandibular Joint syndrome (TMJ). Patients have this who grind their teeth, chew gum, frequently eat uncooked veggies, has hx of jaw surgery/trauma. Patient can have inflammation of the jaw joint who are susceptible when they undergo intubation from general anesthesia. See your doctor and/or dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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Bleeding from ear after flying? Flew 6 hours- the throat/ear pain was horrible + flu symptoms. Lost hearing in both ears now 1 ear started bleeding

Bleeding from ear after flying? Flew 6 hours- the throat/ear pain was horrible + flu symptoms. Lost hearing in both ears now 1 ear started bleeding

Eardrum: It maybe that your eardrum has ruptured. A doctor should look at your ears and recommend management. You may need an antibiotic. Keep the ear dry. All the best and I hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What could cause daily headaches right ear pain ear drainage feels like ear is clogged and wet inside. No sign of infection. Ear pain for 4 months.

What could cause daily headaches right ear pain ear drainage feels like ear is clogged and wet inside. No sign of infection. Ear pain for 4 months.

Headaches & Ear Pain: Sometimes the occipital nerve such as the lesser or third occipital nerve can cause ear pain that is associated with headaches. Are the headaches in the back of your head and rarely go past the top of your head? Any issues with your neck? May need a med to calm down irritation to the occipital nerve (short course oral steroids, Toradol, or neuropathic meds). ...Read more

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Had ear infection tht spread, jaw cldnt open & stabbing pain in head behind infected ear. Pain in head has returned months later. Shld I b concerned?

Had ear infection tht spread,  jaw cldnt open &  stabbing pain in head behind infected ear. Pain in head has returned months later. Shld I b concerned?

See you PCP: Always pay attention to a new or recurrent/worsening pain. This could be a recurrent infection or mechanical damage from the previous infection. Or maybe you are grinding your teeth at night. A quick look in your ear and exam of the jaw and teeth should go a long way to ruling out these possibilities. It is always better to have things evaluated early BEFORE they have a chance to spread. ...Read more