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What Does A Clogged Ear Mean
Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more
Blood in Ear wax: Hello, if no trauma or infection was present in the recent past, what you are seeing is probably normal cerumen or ear wax that often times changes in appearance due to varying factors. One of them could be moisture in the wax. A visit to your ENT doctor may be helpful to confirm my suggestion. ...Read more
See below:: Plugged ducts most often occur in women with abundant milk supplies, and occur more frequently during the early weeks of nursing, and during the winter months. Anything that contributes to inadequate drainage of the milk ducts can increase the incidence of plugged ducts. ...Read more
Impacted wax: You may have impacted wax. Can see a PCP or may try a ceruminolytic ...Read more
Dull: An ear drum shines a reflection that we call a cone of light when it is healthy and has no fluid or pus or blood behind it. If an ear drum is dull, the cone of light is, likely, diminished or not noted and there could be an infection, pressure changes, or some fluid behind the ear drum. ...Read more
Ear infection: If you see a discharge from your baby's ear, there may be an infection in the ear. It could be an external ear canal infection (otitis externa). There might be a hidden object stuck in the canal. Sometimes a middle ear infection (acute otitis media) can cause drainage from the ear if there's a small hole in the eardrum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your dentist: First, see your md to make sure you don't have an ear problem. It he/she says you don't, then you may find relief by seeing a dentist. Sometimes jaw joint (TMJ) problems can contribute to ringing of the ears (tinnitus). Your dentist may suggest a bite appliance. Also, some medications can produce this side effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? Seborrhea: One of the most common causes of peeling skin behind the ear which can also included swelling and discomfort is "Seborrhei Dermatitis aka Seborrhea" Sometimes the flaking, peeling skin is found inside the ear, on the scalp, in the eyebrows and on the sides of the nose. This is a yeast infection of the skin. It is easily treated. However, other causes do exist. See your doctor. ...Read more
Middle ear infection: An inner ear infection is very rare and can be very serious. However, you may be referring to otitis media, which is an infected collection of fluid behind the ear drum. If untreated, it will often resolve on its own. However, you can also have complications from it anywhere from simply rupturing the ear drum to more complex things like meningitis or mastoiditis. ...Read more
It might: The common cause of ear pain is a stretch on the ear drum.This occurs as you land from an airplane trip when the air pressure changes.It can occur if the drum has infection in the tissue (myringitis) or there is pressure from an expanding infection in the middle ear.The eardrum also shares a nerve with the jaw, so some tooth problems could cause ear pain. To know for sure it must be evaluated. ...Read more
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