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Hearing heart beat in left ear, neck throbbing, sharp pain from neck to ear at times. What could this be?

Hearing heart beat in left ear, neck throbbing, sharp pain from neck to ear at times. What could this be?

Heart beat: You are hearing the blood streaming through the blood vessels located near your ears.Throbbing and pain is also due to blood flow probably at a rapid rate. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ear (earplugs or showercap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses for minimal pain
3x day
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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Visit doctor to get antibiotic drops to treat infection
once
No swimming for at least 5 days
once
Put alcohol/white vinegar drops in the ear after swimming when healthy
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Is it normal to hear your heartbeat in your ear?

Is it normal to hear your heartbeat in your ear?

Not usually: Occasionally it is normal to "hear your heartbeat." if it occurs only once in a while it is probably not a concern. Pulsing in the ear, also known as pulsatile tinnitus, that continues and persists is something for you to check out with an ENT doctor. Often it can be due to wax in the ear or even fluid. If it bothers you, get it looked at. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What can cause hearing your heartbeat in your ears non stop for days?

What can cause hearing your heartbeat in your ears non stop for days?

Premature beats, PVC: You could be having premature beats, mostly pvcs or pacs. From heart the blood runs to the brain through the neck and many people having pvcs they might feel palpitations in their necks and the ears. Might need to wear a holter monitor to assess it further. Best of luck. ...Read more

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