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Doctor insights on: Water Behind The Ear Sinus

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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12 days amoxicllan 4 sinus and dizzy. Now sharp deep pain in nook behind earlobe. Used nettypot but no water came back out. Still dizzy. Water in ear?

12 days amoxicllan 4 sinus and dizzy. Now sharp deep pain in nook behind earlobe. Used nettypot but no water came back out. Still dizzy. Water in ear?

Posterior ear pain: Pain behind the ear could be spread of infection to the mastoid air cells and you should be seen by your doctor who prescribed your current antibiotics. ...Read more

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Feels like water in my left ear but there isn't, maybe behind the ear drum. How can I treat this?

Feels like water in my left ear but there isn't, maybe behind the ear drum. How can I treat this?

Sensation of fluid: You should see your primary care doctor first. You can't treat something if you have no idea what it is? ...Read more

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Since February I have had pain behind my ear. I now have neck pain along with it. Have had sinus issues since Nov 2014, related?

Since February I have had pain behind my ear. I now have neck pain along with it. Have had sinus issues since Nov 2014, related?

May be mastoid: This location could be muscle, nerve, neck discs. In that location you have mastoid cells. You need to discuss with your physicians about having an MRI of that area, or the cervical spine ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of sinus drainage and I've never had a swollen lymph node behind my ear from what I know. Can this cause this to happen?

I've been having a lot of sinus drainage and I've never had a swollen lymph node behind my ear from what I know. Can this cause this to happen?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have sinus behind my ear drum (right ear) due to valvsa manoeuver. Can it be dried with medicine, my doc says he will puncture my ear drum nd remove?

OK if ENT specialist: U need 2 b eval by an ent. If this is who has rec. The procedure ok, not anyone else should make this decision. I assume u mean inner ear fluid.? Scuba. ...Read more

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I have a lump between my jaw and ear. I have been dealing with a sinus infection. Now I have pain behind my ear in the bone. Is this sinus related?

I have a lump between my jaw and ear. I have been dealing with a sinus infection. Now I have pain behind my ear in the bone. Is this sinus related?

Lymph node: It is quite possible you have a swollen mandibular lymph node as the infection resolves so should its size and return to normal. If it doesn't see your physician. ...Read more

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I currently have a sinus infection, I have noticed a hard lump between my jaw and ear. It is making the bone behind my ear hurt is this sinus related?

I currently have a sinus infection, I have noticed a hard lump between my jaw and ear. It is making the bone behind my ear hurt is this sinus related?

Very Likely: Painful bumps under the skin are commonly swollen lymph nodes. They become swollen when infection is nearby and in your case it is likely from the sinus infection. Give it time and the pain should calm down. You might consider taking some over the counter pain medications if it becomes too uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Could water behind my ear cause my ear infection and pain?

Could water behind my ear cause my ear infection and pain?

Check with MD: This is an easy one to diagnose in a doctor's office, so go an get it checked out. Remember most ear infections, especially in the young, are caused by viral infection, so antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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I have a fluid filled lump behind left ear, feels almost like a blister. Feels like water inside of it, what could it be?

I have a fluid filled lump behind left ear, feels almost like a blister. Feels like water inside of it, what could it be?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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The left side of my face is a bit swollen for two days and I have a numb feeling behind my ears on the left side like water/air trapped in my ears?

The left side of my face is a bit swollen for two days and I have a numb feeling behind my ears on the left side like water/air trapped in my ears?

Swollen face/ear num: Seek medical attention today. You may have an infection could be dental or salivary gland or ear infection but you may need antibiotics. May also be TMJ, or rarely shingles, bells palsy, lyme, but seek medical attention at doctor/urgent care today ...Read more

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How long do I have to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for water behind my ear drum?

How long do I have to take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for water behind my ear drum?

Odd treatment: I can find no specific reason why Mucinex (guaifenesin) would do anything at all for fluid behind your ear. Perhaps you had a cough at the time it was recommended and are confused about it's use. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I drink water or any liquid I get a sharp pain behind my ears sort of by my jaw. It only happens when liquids or tongue touch my gums?

Sometimes when I drink water or any liquid I get a sharp pain behind my ears sort of by my jaw. It only happens when liquids or tongue touch my gums?

The tooth: Gums usually don't respond to temperature as much as the tooth does. It sounds a lot like you have some root sensitivity. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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Ears itch 24 - 7. no sinus problems. They seem to itch more when it is going to rain. If water touches them, it flares it up even more.

Ears itch 24 - 7. no sinus problems. They seem to itch more when it is going to rain. If water touches them, it flares it up even more.

This could be...: If you are referring to itchiness in the ear canal, this could be due to several things which would include ear wax blockage, dermatitis (irritated and overly dry skin), or infection. Scratching the itch only makes things worse later. An exam with an otoscope performed by your physician may help identify the cause and then treatment can be discussed. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms of infection aquired via neti pot be? I have sinus and ear pain and have used neti pot with untreated well water.

What would the symptoms of infection aquired via neti pot be? I have sinus and ear pain and have used neti pot with untreated well water.

Sinus irrigation: Please do not do that again. Only use sterile distilled water and use an irrigating bottle that can be washed and put into the microwave for 60-90 seconds to sterilize it. You could develop deadly amoebic meningitis otherwise with severe headache, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, fever, coma, convulsions, and death. ...Read more

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Got over a sinus infection... Feel water like drainage from left ear. Minor pain. Maybe a 4 ish on pain scale. What should I do?

Got over a sinus infection... Feel water like drainage from left ear. Minor pain. Maybe a 4 ish on pain scale. What should I do?

Ear drainage: Try to pop your ears. Hold your nose down and blow really hard. Your ears should pop. This is called a valsalva maneuver you need to pop your ear 30 to 40 times to equillabrate the pressure. If this does not work try Flonase from your doctor. That should help as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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I can't listen clearly from rt ear. I used saline water to clean but no result. I have cough and cold and I did sinus surgery 3 months ago?

I can't listen clearly from rt ear. I used saline water to clean but no result. I have cough and cold and I did sinus surgery 3 months ago?

Ear: You need to have it checked out with your ent. May be something as simple as wax but could be middle ear fluid after your cold or possibly a hearing change ...Read more

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Had the flu 1st week in jan. Did nasal irrigation 2nd week in feb. & water got stuck in ears. Still feeling sinus pain in nose and ear pressure.?

Had the flu 1st week in jan. Did nasal irrigation 2nd week in feb. & water got stuck in ears. Still feeling sinus pain in nose and ear pressure.?

Persisting SInus Sxs: Most cold/flu episodes are treated symptomatically with decongestants, cough meds, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc. Since they are usually caused by viruses not responding to antibiotics. However, if you are experiencing increased sinus and ear symptoms more than two weeks after the infection began, you may have developed a secondary bacterial infection needing antibiotics. See your pmd. ...Read more

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Can a one have sinus prob that do not show on CT scan? My ears pop, strange fullness on Rt side of face and head. Runny nose, watering eye headache.?

Can a one have sinus prob that do not show on CT scan? My ears pop, strange fullness on Rt side of face and head. Runny nose, watering eye headache.?

Rule out allergy: A CAT scan of the sinuses is the most specific technique of identifying true sinus inflammation. The symptoms you express are consistent with upper respiratory tract allergy. Try OTC antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra for some relief and if you do not see any improvement, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Have sinus infection on zpak today but all of a sudden having yellow like water coming out off and on no head trauma why it's kinda warm?

Have sinus infection on zpak today but all of a sudden having yellow like water coming out off and on no head trauma why it's kinda warm?

Sinus Drainage: What you're describing his drainage from the infected sinus. There is fluid in the sinus that was trapped and now this fluid is coming out through your nose. ...Read more

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Left eye & left nostril very itchy. Head pain on same side. Sinus pain and pressure on left side also. Nostril consistently draining clear water like?

Left eye & left nostril very itchy. Head pain on same side. Sinus pain and pressure on left side also. Nostril consistently draining clear water like?

Sounds like sinus: Problem but occasionally migraines can act this way. You are pregnant and on steroids (for?) so you could be susceptible to certain types of infections. You can safely use saline nasal spray and a mild decongestant nasal spray if needed, inhale warmed humidified air (put towel over your head over sink), but see doc if you get any rash in your facial area, a fever, or drainage yellow/green. ...Read more

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Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Discomfort in ear. Sinus hurts when massaged behind ear. What course to relieve symptoms? Taking OTC earache meds.

Need more informatio: Not enough info or history here to reasonably advise you...Enough symptoms, however, to advise you to see your family doc for a checkup and discussion of the problem further and in more detail. ...Read more

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Aching heavy feeling behind ears, aching in face and temples. Sinus issues?

Aching heavy feeling behind ears, aching in face and temples. Sinus issues?

Facial pain: This could be a sinus issue, but could also be musculoskeletal issues/ headache issues. If it were a sinus issue, you should have related issues like nasal congestion, nasal discharge, post-nasal drip, sneezing, and possibly cough. If its musculoskeletal/headache, it will respond to heat, massage, anti-inflammatory medications typically. You may need to see MD for help. ...Read more