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Symptoms Of A Bug In Your Ear
Feeling of a lump in back of throat and stuffy nose, are these symptoms of a sinus infection and what can be done to alleviate these symptoms?
Ear should pop norml: As you ascend in a pressurized aircraft, some air is likely pushed out of your normal middle ear down your eustachian tube. As you descend & land, the reverse process tries to occur & you may yawn or chew & notice your ear popping. If you have a middle ear infection the fluid in the ear does not compress & you are not likely to have any noticeable popping. ...Read more
How to end up with a massive infection in front of your brain without having a fever or other symptoms?
Unlikely!: If you had a 'massive infection in front of your brain' you would have symptoms. You probably wouldn't be on the computer typing a question to a doctor on the web. ...Read more
Nope: That is a sign that you are increasing the inner ear pressure when you blow your nose. The nose connects to the inner ear via the eustachian tube. This tube is what allows pressure to balance and is responsible for "popping" of the ears. What you describe is a similar method to how scuba divers equalize the pressure under water. ...Read more
Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed. Diagnosis?
Infected cyst: You have what sounds like an infected cyst. This could be related to a piercing if you have had that. At any rate you should have this seen and treated soon. ...Read more
Can you end up with a massive infection in front of your brain without having a fever or other symptoms?
There is a sort of swalling in the right ear of my mother, can you please suggest what may be the problem.?
Ear pain, discharge: Ear infections can be outer ear infections (in the ear canal) or middle ear (behind the ear drum). Outer ear infections present with ear pain (inner/outer), discharge, fullness. Middle ear infections present w/deeper ear discomfort, decreased hearing and possible drainage (if ear drum ruptured). Seeing a specialist is important to treat and make sure nothing more going on nearby that is concerning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain and pressure: Increasing pain and pressure which is intense and very severe, associated with decreased hearing. ...Read more
Anatomy: As you have been told in plain and patient english this is an impossible scenario. There is absolutely no way for this proposed scenario to be real or possible. It is not possible. That is 100% accurate. Given your age and this concern I am very worried about your mental health. I think you may need to be seen urgently by your family doctor or by a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Perforated Ear Drum: Is the tear in the actual ear drum? You may have reduced hearing. Pain when the ear drum is pierced usually goes away next day. A perforation with a flap or large hole can be closed by the ENT doctor in the office and should be done ASAP before infection sets in. At your age holes in the ear drum are easy to fix. Perforated opens you to infections. ...Read more
When should you worry if a bump comes up behind your ear on the bone 31 year old female healthy no other symptoms?
Can an ant get inside your brain from your ear without noticing?? And if yes .. is there any symptoms ??
Ant in your ear: No - while it might be possible for something to get deeper in your ear (if your eardrum was ruptured) - there is NO direct communication between the outside world and your brain. ...Read more
Is it possible to pinch a nerve in your face above your ear? If so, what symptoms would you have and what would it effect? (ears, face, throat etc?)
Yes: Sometimes pinched nerves in face are a sign of bell's palsy. This is a condition which can be treated, so definitely make an appointment with doctor to evaluate and see if that's what you have. The palsy can cause burning sensation, pain, pinch and numbness. Definitely see a doctor. ...Read more
Time or myringotomy: If you have serous fluid behind the ear drum, either waiting or lancing the ear drum are options. By making an incision on your ear drum, you would get almost instantaneous relief. If you mean fluid within your ear canal, if your ear drum is intact, a drop or two of rubbing alcohol will break the air bubble. ...Read more
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is experiencing the sensation of sound that is not physically there. Most forms of tinnitus (ringing in the ear) is very common and not concerning. But when the sound is a pulsing sensation or if it is just on one side it should then be checked by an ENT (it could represent abnormal blood flow associated with different benign tumors) - although this is not common, it must be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can: Ticks generally favor warmer parts of the body... Groin, neck, arm pit, belly button. If they favor the ear... It is more likely where the ear joins the skull. They would typically not bite the outer part of the ear along the rim.. It's just to cold for them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor.: You should be examined by your doctor to find out the cause, so that it can be treated. Possible causes are middle ear infection, ear canal infection (swimmer's ear), trauma, fluid behind the ear drum from a cold, viral infection or allergies or referred pain from the jaw, throat or neck. Until you are seen, you can take acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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