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Ear infection ear ringing clogged ear?

Ear infection ear ringing clogged ear?

Frequent combo: Yes an ear infection can cause these symptoms. You may need medical evaluation. Use of a decongestant may also help to reduce swelling and normalize ear pressure. ...Read more

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Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you do not hear outside sounds as well. Best to consult with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Can cauliflower ear from cartilage piercing?

Can cauliflower ear from cartilage piercing?

Yes, it's possible: Cartilagenous piercings are risky business. Cauliflower ear can result from auricular hematoma or perichondritis. ...Read more

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I have external ear infections/swimmers ear?

I have external ear infections/swimmers ear?

Swimmers ear: Swimmers ear usually presents as pain in the external parts of the ear--often the canal itself but can extend to the lobe. It is treated with drops usually if it is confined to true canal bough if it extends to the lobe and becomes severe enough it may need to be treated with oral or even IV systemic medication. ...Read more

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Left ear ringing?

Left ear ringing?

POSSIBILITIES : Include wax against your eardrum, fluid behind the ear drum from eustachian tube dysfunction or postnasal drip, and the start of hearing loss. ...Read more

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Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Which part of ear could be damageg by loud noise? Inner ear? Middle ear? Eardrum?

Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more

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Could muffled hearing from a perferated ear drum heal its self?

Could muffled hearing from a perferated ear drum heal its self?

Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be the only symptom. ...Read more

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Earring sticking in ear and swelling!?

Earring sticking in ear and swelling!?

Easy fix: Head to an ENT soon and you can likely have it removed in the office under local anesthesia. Don't leave it in there. ...Read more

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Can't hear in left ear pushed ear wax in?

Can't hear in left ear pushed ear wax in?

OTC vs ENT doc: Try OTC products to rinse out ear wax. If unsuccessful, see ENT for removal. ...Read more

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Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Yes: I believe it can. When an eardrum is red and inflamed it generates heat so to me it has always made sense that the ear infected side might have a higher ear temp than the other side. I do not like ear thermometers. I like the digital ones tat beep. For me they are more accurate. ...Read more

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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus.  Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain: Sinus infection and ear infection can cause above symptoms. Tooth infection can cause jaw/ear pain but not nasal congestion. Severe allergies can cause earache and nasal congestion ...Read more

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Do outer ear infections spread to the middle ear?

Do outer ear infections spread to the middle ear?

Not typically: If the tympanic membrane (eardrum) is intact, it serves as a barrier that protects the middle ear from organisms which may enter the external ear canal. If the tympanic membrane is perforated (e.g. From trauma) or surgically opened (e.g. For ear tubes), then there is a direct route for passage of infectious organisms from the outer ear into the middle ear space. ...Read more

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Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Ear dermatitis /numb: Is it just dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis? and though not the usual rash make sure with numbness it is not lyme disease. Sometimes get scalp dermatitis from food allergies , so may do elimination diet off dairy x 14 days then off gluten x 14 and see if a difference. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Left ear Sevier pain, Ringing, muffled hearing?

Left ear Sevier pain, Ringing, muffled hearing?

Several causes: Several causes can produce left earache, tinnitus, decreased hearing, such as: Otitis externa (swimmer's ear), acute labyrinthitis, otitis media ( middle ear infection), Ménière's disease (vertigo, tinnitus, hearing deficit), eustachian tube dysfunction, mastoiditis ( mastoid sinus infection/inflammation), and others. A physical exam is needed with your physician to identify the cause. ...Read more

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Clogged ear feeling but no ear infection. Is that ear canal, tube?

Clogged ear feeling but no ear infection. Is that ear canal, tube?

Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more

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Could wearing ear plugs cause an ear infection?

Could wearing ear plugs cause an ear infection?

External otitis: Wearing ear plugs for long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the external ear canal skin. The ear plugs will not cause a middle ear infection. If an external ear infection occurs, simple remedies like vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) otic with hydro-cortisone (vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) (acetic acid and propylene glycol) is like vinegar) are helpful. Simply stopping the use of the ear plugs for an extended period of time would also help. ...Read more

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Red ear wax?

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Cerumen: Maroon colored cerumen are not uncommon.

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Does retracted ear drums cause an infection?

Does retracted ear drums cause an infection?

NO: Retracted ear drums are probably result of infection not the cause. ...Read more