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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!!!

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

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Blood is slowly draining from one ear canal, no trauma or earache?

Blood is slowly draining from one ear canal, no trauma or earache?

Needs exam: Sometimes old blood drains from the ear canal long after it first formed. A mild external ear infection could cause some light bleeding. Either way the ear likely needs to be cleaned out and evaluated. I would recommend an ent, or your family doctor take a look. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Experiencing sudden severe stabbing pain in ear and spike in temperature. Any ideas?

Experiencing sudden severe stabbing pain in ear and spike in temperature. Any ideas?

Acute otitis media: An ear infection is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear. The condition is rare in adults and painful because of inflammation and buildup of fluids in the middle ear. See ENT for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear ?

Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear ?

Infection possible: Could be serious. Please be seen by your primary doctor or in an urgent care center today to rule out infection. A stiff neck is always worrisome for meningitis. ...Read more

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Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Burning tingling sensation in face, dizziness sharp stabbing pain in head neck pain stabbing pain in ear cold sensations all on right side of head?

Can B due 2 facial-: -nerve in origin. It just appears in some people 4no reason. It an inflammation of the nerve, & best 2 C an ENT. 2 B sure there is no treatable process. If none, meds like Lyrica (pregabalin) & Neurontin can B of help, also Cymbalta is often tried. All have an effect on pain pathways. Goes by name of Trigeminal Neuralgia. ...Read more

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Do i need to clean my ear canal?

Do i need to clean my ear canal?

Yes: Wax and dirt can buildup and lessen your hearing ability without you recognizing it. Some wax buildup is so thick that you may need to get a solution from your pharmacy to dissolve the wax. Be careful and follow directions exactly to keep from puncturing your ear drum. ...Read more

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Can mucus drain from the ear canal?

Yes: But it indicates you probably have a hole in your ear drum. Mucus type fluid can accumulate in your middle ear. ...Read more