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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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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.?

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.?

Outside of your ear.: Are you referring to the front of your ear? A sudden, electric shock like pain in the face on one side may be due to a condition called trigeminal neuralgia. There are treatments for this, and your physician can examine you and take a history to diagnose this. ...Read more

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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

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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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How to dissolve silicone from ear canal?

Go to MD: I don't think there is any way to safely dissolve it. Go to the er or your pcp. ...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

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Pain in my ear canal what is it from?

Pain in my ear canal what is it from?

Someone needs...: ....To look in there to answer your question. Sorry. Could be an internal ear infection, or an infection of the canal itself. Could be wax occlusion or something stuck in there. Hard to say online... ...Read more

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What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

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

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Can tickling in ear canal be caused by allergens?

Can tickling in ear canal be caused by allergens?

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

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How can I treat pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

How can I treat pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

Swallow frequently: Swallow frequently that could open up the tube and equalized the pressure
take cold medicine that could reduce the edema and the swelling from allergic reaction
see your doctor ...Read more

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How can I relieve pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

How can I relieve pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

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

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My ear canal is swollen, but no pain. What could be the cause?

My ear canal is swollen, but no pain. What could be the cause?

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

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What do you suggest if my ear canal is swollen, but no pain?

What do you suggest if my ear canal is swollen, but no pain?

Possible infection: May be symptom of infection. Should have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be a small bone behind that surrounds the ear canal?

Can there be a small bone behind that surrounds the ear canal?

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

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Is dripping rubbing alcohol in ear a safe way a removing water deep in ear canal?

Is dripping rubbing alcohol in ear a safe way a removing water deep in ear canal?

Do not use alcohol: They make ear wax drops over the counter to dissolve ear wax. If this does not work see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the white powdery stuff in ears after water get trapped in the ear canal?

What are the white powdery stuff in ears after water get trapped in the ear canal?

Powdery stuff: The white powdery stuff can be old dried out cerumen or wax. Also it could be the remains of debris in your ears or the remains of a fungal infection ...Read more

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Have a feeling of stopped up ear and tender ear canal especially when I bite down?

Have a feeling of stopped up ear and tender ear canal especially when I bite down?

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

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Help please! Is ear canal irrigation the best way to clear up a plugged-up ear canal?

Help please! Is ear canal irrigation the best way to clear up a plugged-up ear canal?

If caused by wax: If the ear canal is not blocked by wax, but by mucus or pus, ear canal irrigation will not be effective. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Stinging pain in right ear canal that comes and goes - lasts for a couple seconds then goes away. Just started happening. Thoughts?

Nervus intermedius: Neuralgia. This neuralgia involve a vii cranial nerve distribution and occur infrequently. Could be transient event with regression to the mean.
Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when I wake up in the morning?

I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when I wake up in the morning?

You have: Just described eustachian tube dysfunction fairly well. If otc antihistamines and decongestants, and smoking cessation don't improve your symptoms within a few days consult your doctor. Don't put anything in your ear canal unless instructed by your doctor. ...Read more