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It's like a sharp cramp feeling on the left side above my ear, in a half dollar coin sized area, doesn't last long and is random but getting it in the same spot for the past week. I do have a cold, could that be the cause?

It's like a sharp cramp feeling on the left side above my ear, in a half dollar coin sized area, doesn't last long and is random but getting it in the same spot for the past week. I do have a cold, could that be the cause?

Could be Rhinitis: Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, running, ear fullness, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can resemble a cold. If you get "colds" every spring could be secondary to tree pollen (out now). Increased swelling and inflammation in sinuses can refer to ear and cause fullness/pain. I'm in your area if you need to be seen. Feel better. ...Read more

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Under my earlobe inside my left side jaw, its really uncomfortable and it like a little cramp that keeps happening every 3 seconds what could it be?

Under my earlobe inside my left side jaw, its really uncomfortable and it like a little cramp that keeps happening every 3 seconds what could it be?

TMJ syndrome: It is very common and is due to pain from your jaw joint. Ibuprofin. Warm compress and soft diet may improve it. See your dentist for night guard if pain persists. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain or cramp behind my right ear at the base of my head and down my neck. I can't move at all. Excruciating pain.

I have a sharp pain or cramp behind my right ear at the base of my head and down my neck. I can't move at all. Excruciating pain.

Trapezius spasm: It inserts at the base of the skull and goes down to both shoulders and middle of your back. You probably aggravated it during sleep when your neck was turned to one side for a long period. You could try some ibuprofen, used as directed and see your physician for a work up because it could also be reflex muscle spasm from nerve compression in the neck. ...Read more

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I'm 5 days late still didn't get my period I feel cramps but they come and go one of my ear is clogged up what is the reason begin this?

I'm 5 days late still didn't get my period I feel cramps but they come and go one of my ear is clogged up what is the reason begin this?

Many possible reason: There are many possible reasons for your ear clogging. The ear clogging might or might not be related to your menstrual cycle. You may want to consider an examination by your primary doctor regarding your ear complaints. ...Read more

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My child is on dose #4 of amox for ear infection. She is experiencing side effects bad diarea side cramps nausea. Do I discontinue use and call dr?

My child is on dose #4 of amox for ear infection. She is experiencing side effects bad diarea side cramps nausea. Do I discontinue use and call dr?

Amoxicillin Allergy?: Amoxicillin is #1 drug for simple ear infection. For recurrent, more frequent, complicated ear infections, stronger antibiotics are prescribed. Amoxicillin is palatable, kids like to take. Side effects can be some diarrhea, abdominal discomfort. If severe diarrhea, bad cramps, or any rash, you need to stop, call pediatrician's office. For the time being, give her some pedialyte. ...Read more

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I have a belly bug I think just cramps no vomiting or diarrhea and today I woke up with an ear infection?

I have a belly bug I think just cramps no vomiting or diarrhea and today I woke up with an ear infection?

Stomach bug: Just take it easy on your stomach for a few days- avoid milk, heavy or spicy foods, fried foods. Drink plenty of clear fluids and have plain food for a couple of days. Call your doctor if you have fever, excessive vomiting or diarrhea or other symptoms. ...Read more

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Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?

Right side only dizzy, fullness/ringing in ear, see yellow spots, off balance, joint/muscle cramps, routine headaches, forgetful, disoriented, shoulder pain?

Get evaluated: Are those sx new or something you've experienced before? In any case, call your primary care doctor to set up a meeting and discuss your symptoms to figure out "why? " you're experiencing them. Once you've done that, you can decide on a course of action. Good luck! ...Read more

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Doxycycline for sinus/ear infection, doc out of town now. Giving me bad leg cramps & reflux & nausea, what should I do?

Doxycycline for sinus/ear infection, doc out of town now. Giving me bad leg cramps & reflux & nausea, what should I do?

Urgent care: Doxycycline is not a good choice for ear and sinus infections. Period. Youe doctor must have someone covering his practice. Call them and tell them about what your experiencing. ...Read more

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Dizzy, nauseous, pins and needles occasionally in my face. Right ear and arm pain, stiff paining fingers. Light lower back and stomach cramps?

Dizzy, nauseous, pins and needles occasionally in my face. Right ear and arm pain, stiff paining fingers. Light lower back and stomach cramps?

See doctor: Not knowing how long you have had these symptoms, suggest you contact your doctor. Until then be sure that you have enough fluid and electrolytes (sports drink?) intake. ...Read more

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I excreted a mucus looking worm which was not moving. Before then I have been having stomach cramps, pain in my left throat and left ear, weight loss and constant urge to excrete but nothing would come out. I have been feeling bloated for months now?

I excreted a mucus looking worm which was not moving. Before then I have been having stomach cramps, pain in my left throat and left ear, weight loss and constant urge to excrete but nothing would come out. I have been feeling bloated for months now?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What causes tingling on our earlobe?

What causes tingling on our earlobe?

Irritation of nerve: The nerve to the ear lobe comes from the neck. An arthritis in upper neck near 3rd. Neck vertebra on that side may be causing this. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my earlobe and it is infected and it has been coming and going for over a year now and it has caused my earlobe to swell 2 or 3 times?

I have a cyst on my earlobe and it is infected and it has been coming and going for over a year now and it has caused my earlobe to swell 2 or 3 times?

Sebaceous cyst: Cysts in the earlobe are often quite tender. They can get infected, then the pain is even worse. They are usually treated with antibiotics when acutely infected. But, when they "calm" down, removal is usually accomplished in the office. You should see an ENT md to see if it warrants removal at this time ...Read more

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What causes a itchy bumpy rash on your earlobe?

What causes a itchy bumpy rash on your earlobe?

Rash: I would suspect an allergic reaction first. Earrings, creams, ear drops would be the first things that I would think of as the most likely cause. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes inside earlobe? Is a very tiny ball inside earlobe a cause for concern? It doesn't hurt at all and I got it a while now

Are there lymph nodes inside earlobe? Is a very tiny ball inside earlobe a cause for concern? It doesn't hurt at all and I got it a while now

Ear lobe lump: A small lump in the ear lobe is very common. As long as it doesn't grow and stays painless, you can stop worry about this. ...Read more

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My daughter has dry cracked skin on her earlobe which won't heal. What could be the cause of this?

My daughter has dry cracked skin on her earlobe which won't heal. What could be the cause of this?

Could be..: Could be an infection, fungal or bacterial requiring medication. Could be an allergic reaction, such as to an earring. This may require a steroid cream. Could be skin condition such as eczema. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

I have a non-itchy rash on my earlobe, nowhere else. My cats recently got fleas, could that have caused it? If not, then what?

Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make sure you dry your ear well after a shower, bath, or swimming. If is painful, red, or has a discharge see a doctor. You may need antibiotics and some ear drops for the discomfort. ...Read more

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I have two bumps, each the size of a sesame seed, on/in my left earlobe. Present for 3 weeks. One is next to a small brown mole. A cause for concern?

I have two bumps, each the size of a sesame seed, on/in my left earlobe. Present for 3 weeks. One is next to a small brown mole. A cause for concern?

Lesion: It's difficult to say without evaluation. It could be a cyst, benign mole which are usually not concerning but it could be something that may need to be biopsies. I would go see your family doctor ...Read more

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I had for the last three months a painful cyst like thing above the back of my earlobe can it cause cauliflower ear? My ear seems fine right now.

I had for the last three months a painful cyst like thing above the back of my earlobe can it cause cauliflower ear? My ear seems fine right now.

Sebaceous cyst: Cysts in the earlobe are often quite tender. They can get infected, then the pain is even worse. They are usually treated with antibiotics when acutely infected. But, when they "calm" down, removal is usually accomplished in the office. This does not cause cauliflower ear. You should see an ENT md to see if it warrants removal at this time ...Read more

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I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb.?

I have a knot in front of my earlobe that's been there for a few months. It's hard, moves a little, and causes bad ear pain. Lobe occasionally numb.?

Keloid?: This sounds like a keloid most likely. These most commonly develop following ear piercing or other trauma and are more common in darker skinned people. They can be removed by a dermatologist or other surgeon if large. If small injections with steroid can help decrease them in size and reduce pain. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pimple in the earlobe cause a ear infection?

Please tell me, could a pimple in the earlobe cause a ear infection?

Ear Lobe: Unlikely. I would keep the earlobe clean and make sure infection doesn't spread to other skin areas. ...Read more

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I have clogged ears and tightness below the earlobe. Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause the tightness I feel below my earlobe?

I have clogged ears and tightness below the earlobe. Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause the tightness I feel below my earlobe?

Yes can ache.: Not only can your hearing become muffled but often there is an ache and discomfort. Various methods of ear clearing such as yawning, swallowing, or chewing gum, may be used intentionally to open the tube and equalize pressures. When this happens, you may hear a small popping sound. This condition resolves on it's own. ...Read more