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Stabbing Pain In Ear Canal
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
Stiff neck and weird sensation in head, when bending down head feels dizzy and fuzzy. Face pain and head pain, stabbing pain in ear?
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
Stabbing pain in ear today, doctor says I injured joint of jaw, not ear infection. Could this be related to intermittent dizziness over the last week?
Periodically I get the most severe stabbing pain in the outside of my ear, no earache, no cold no allergies. Just happens out of the blue.?
I keep getting a sharp stabbing pain in the back of my head on the left side, I've had a sore throat for 2 weeks, and an earache on left side.
Get seen: Don't wait, I suspect you have an undiagnosed infection, if it progresses you may get quite ill. It's really impossible to say based on your description. You have waited long enough- get an answer, a primary doctor or ENT can help. Get help and get better ...Read more
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
Doctor can check:
You could be having simple allergic reaction a heat pad on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter
there is special ear drop but it required a Rx from a doctor
no improvement see your doctor he can make the right diagnosis and help you with the right treatment ...Read more
Usually not.: As you might imagine, the ear canal is somewhat protected from exposure. You are much more likely to have signs and symptoms of allergy in other locations first. Usually this is due to ear wax or retained water with maceration of the skin or by a skin disease such as seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more
Ear pressure: This is a problem where your Eustachian tube isn't working well and you develop negative pressure or a small vacuum in your ears. This is common. First try to counteract the pressure by pinching your nose and blowing...this should "Pop" the ears. If not, use some nasal decongestant sprays to open this up and then try popping the ears. Next try nasal steroids, like Flonase OTC...keep popping ...Read more
Ear lump: Greetings. The ear canal has contours inside that are unique to each individual. Other reactive changes could occur from wax buildup, cyst formation or infection. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Possible infection: May be symptom of infection. Should have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The ear contains the smallest bones in the body, the incus, the malleus, and the stapes. So, there are actually 3 bones in the ear! ...Read more
Be examined: You may have primary ear disease or the pain may be referred from surrounding structures such as your teeth or TMJ. Need to get it sorted out. All the best. ...Read more
For the last month my ear canal has been itching and hurting in the middle of the night, what causes this?
Seborrhea: Oftentimes can cause scale, redness or itch of the ears. ...Read more
Stinging pain in right ear canal that comes and goes - lasts for a couple seconds then goes away. Just started happening. Thoughts?
Piece of cotton or cotton-like material suddenly appeared in ear canal, not from Qtip, never use. Any other weird thing it could be?
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
My son of 4 was born classically autistic. My daughter was born two days ago with small ear and no opening for the ear canal. Healthy lifestyle - why?
Microtia & Autism: Are not genetically related. Microtia can be familial or part of a branchial arch cleft syndrome, like goldenhaar. Her pede can order a comparative genomic hybridization blood test & refer her to a craniofacial clinic, where she'll see many specialists, including a geneticist. Standard genetic tests for all children with autism &/or intellectual disability are cgh + a dna probe for fragile x. ...Read more