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Sharp Pain In Ear Canal Symptoms
2nd day of sharp pain deep inside ear canal and it hurts to touch on outside by earlobe. What can this be?
Outer ear infection: The key to the diagnosis here is that the ear lobe hurts when you move it. I suspect that you have an ear infection within the outer ear canal. Pulling on the earlobe causes pain because it creates traction on the ear canal. An outer ear infection or inflammation is quite common in warm weather or with water exposure. If it gets worse, you will need antibiotic ear drops from a doctor or pharmacy. ...Read more
Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?
My Tragus is swollen and in pain. Also cartilage around it. Very very bad and constant pain. Not TMJ. No pain in ear canal- just external ear. HELP!!!
No self-Rx: Pain & Swelling are red flags raised by your body that there is a problem (perhaps infection) requiring professional care. Please call your GP or an ENT before problem worsens and spreads. ...Read more
Tender area behind left ear with slightly raised lump on the mastoid bone and dull earache with tenderness in ear canal. Is this dangerous/serious?
Mastoiditis: You need to be seen and examined, preferably by an ENT doctor. This could be very severe and dangerous and you should go asap. Good luck and hope this improves quickly. ...Read more
Inner ear canal pain. Doesn't hurt constantly but often. Sharp. Hurts when push on tragus too. Mostly right eat sometimes both. Flying in 6 days...
Need exam: Your symptoms sound like you might have temporomandibular joint pain dysfunction or TMD. If you can pinch your nose and pop your ears, you should be okay to fly, but you should have someone check you for TMD as this is a very common disorder and it's very treatable. Good luck and happy flying. ...Read more
One day my ear itched and I rubbed my finger over the cartilage flap that goes over ear canal. It made a "clicking" noise. Only makes noise inside when I rub my ear. No pain or other symptoms. Been going on for 2 weeks now. What could it be?
Mri showed branch of artery prolapsing into left ear canal w/ minimal compression of 7th&8th cranial nerves. what kind of symptoms could this cause?
Mri showed branch of artery prolapsing into left ear canal with minimal effect on 7th& 8th cranial nerves .if this caused symptoms what could be done?
See neurologist: patient has been evaluated by specialist and if symptomatic should follow up with them. ...Read more
I have a few scaly white bumps on my left outer ear above the ear canal. No other symptoms, no change for months. No drainage/ulceration. What is it?
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