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Tiny White Bumps On Ear Canal Symptoms
I had a small bump in outter ear canal and ALOT of white debris came out when squeezed. Now won't stop oozing ALOT of clear fluid... MSRA??
MRSA: MRSA can only be diagnosed by a culture. It sounds like an infected cyst. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Small bump at the beginning of my external ear canal. Feels like a regular bump. Feels like there is some small bone there that is bigger on that side?
Tricky: cannot say in your particular case, but some things that can be there are lymph nodes and cysts (they are painless and do not grow over time). ...Read more
I have a few scaly white bumps on my left outer ear above the ear canal. No other symptoms, no change for months. No drainage/ulceration. What is it?
I have a very small bump on the inside of my ear canal against the ear drum that I can feel with my pinky finger. is it wax?
Take a look: Difficult to say without seeing. Have someone else take a look, see if it's a pimple. Wax should be soft and move when touched. ...Read more
Otitis externa: Have you been swimming recently? It might be a swimmer's ear (otitis externa) which is a local skin infection of the ear canal. It could also just be a skin infection formed by clogged pore, kind of like a small abscess. I would apply a topical antibiotic like neosporin to the area 3x/day. If it is not improving then you should see the doctor. ...Read more
Bump found in ear canal (near the outside) while q tipping my ears this morning. Hurts when pushed on stung when peroxide applied to it. What is it?
Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?
Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an outer ear infection (such as "swimmer's ear") and usually ear drops would be prescribed. Occasionally white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can be used for mild swimmer's ear. ...Read more
Visual growth ear canal for at least 7 yrs After physicals and skin exams Drs made no comments about it. It is skin colored tiny what could it be?
Dermatology: evaluation will give you the best diagnosis. Cannot be diagnosed without direct visualization. ...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
Swelling in the ear canal. Small lump just inside the ear canal. What could this be? Should I be concerned?
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
Hi. I have a small black mole in my external ear canal. It doesnt hurt. Have been like this for a while. What could it be?
Dermatology: Hard to tell you on the internet without having a picture of it. I would have it further evaluated by a dermatologist and determine if it is benign or if it should be excised/biopsied. ...Read more
Inclusion cyst: The discharge is keratin, which smells like that because of a high sulfur content. It will probably self-cure or a surgeon can remove it. ...Read more
Is it normal to be able to feel a pulse in your ear? The pulse is not very strong but i can feel a small pulse when putting my finger in my ear canal
There are a number: small arteries and veins that course through the area of the ear canal and may be close to the surface of the skin. It would not be unreasonable for you to be able to feel these. This is normal. ...Read more
One day my ear itched and I rubbed my finger over the cartilage flap that goes over ear canal. It made a "clicking" noise. Only makes noise inside when I rub my ear. No pain or other symptoms. Been going on for 2 weeks now. What could it be?
Mri showed branch of artery prolapsing into left ear canal w/ minimal compression of 7th&8th cranial nerves. what kind of symptoms could this cause?
Mri showed branch of artery prolapsing into left ear canal with minimal effect on 7th& 8th cranial nerves .if this caused symptoms what could be done?
See neurologist: patient has been evaluated by specialist and if symptomatic should follow up with them. ...Read more
Had MRI DIZZINESS &tinnitus. Results -vessels looping into each internal ear canal possible compression 7&8 nerve. Could this cause symptoms?
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
Allergy or infection:
do not mess with it
some infection in ear canal could be serious
it could be a small abscess from infected cyst
it could be an infected hair follicles from scratching and using q tip aggressively
could be a simple allergic reaction
use a head par on the ear and take Benadryl
see your doctor and he can help ...Read more
Best to Ask: I have always flushed with peroxide. If there are no tubes or holes in the eardrum.Do not insert anything such as a cuetip.Best to ask your doctor. And most likely if you leave it alone, the blood will come out naturally. ...Read more
Possibly infection.: Your symptoms sound classic for "swimmer's ear," or otitis externa. (You don't have to swim to get it. Anyone can.) An exam by a doctor can tell for sure. This type of infection is cured by antibiotic ear drops, but it is safest to use only AFTER a medical provider has examined you to make sure your eardrum is healthy first. Please see a doctor! Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Normal: This is a normal reflex that may cause a person to cough when the inside of their ear canal is touched. There is a nerve called Jacob's nerve that is a nerve of sensation to both the ear canal and base of tongue/throat - the referred sensation is strong enough to create a cough reflex. ...Read more
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