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Why is your earlobe swollen red and hot if you have an outer ear infection?

Why is your earlobe swollen red and hot if you have an outer ear infection?

Otitis externa: An outer ear infection (or swimmers ear) can be quite painful and causes swelling of the ear canal and outer ear and lobe (in some cases). These infections require drops at a minimum and may require oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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What do you suggest if my ear is clogged and it hurts?

What do you suggest if my ear is clogged and it hurts?

Infection: Try and not blow your nose,if there s infection it will worsen it,but you may want consult your physician,before it worsens ...Read more

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What to do about ear nose and throat problemswhat is it?

What to do about ear nose and throat problemswhat is it?

ENT problems: Problems of the ears, nose and throat can usually be evaluated and managed by your primary care physician. If the problems are chronic, he/she may refer you to an otolaryngologist, or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ear infection. is it normal for my ear to be super itchy?

What to do if I have an ear infection. is it normal for my ear to be super itchy?

Depends on type: It depends on what type of ear infection. If it is swimmers ear there may be a fungus causing itching. If you are taking antibiotics maybe you have an allergic reaction to them and need to see the doctor right away. There could also be ear wax causing itching. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my headset caused my ear to become swollen and painful?

What do you suggest if my headset caused my ear to become swollen and painful?

That's An Eary Story: If they are of the in-ear kind, then you may have an infection in the ear canal (called "otitis externa") and you'll need some ear drops and, if severe enough, maybe some pills as well. If they are of the on-ear kind then you may have an infection of the outer ear, and that can get serious. In either case get your ears examined to make sure. ...Read more

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If you have a sore throat and your ear hurts in the inside and your body aching what is that called and what kind of home remedies can you take for it?

If you have a sore throat and your ear hurts in the inside and your body aching what is that called and what kind of home remedies can you take for it?

Sounds like the flu: The muscle aches cause me to think you may have the flu. I suggest afrin nasal spray, and to hold your nose and try to "pop" your ears, like you do on an airplane, to ventilate your inner ear. Hot salt water gargle for the sore throat. Vit d3 (10, 000 iu/day) and vitamin a (100, 000 iu/day) to boost your immune system. Anti-inflammatory herbs like boswellia and turmeric may help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my right eye is red and itchy?

What do you suggest if my right eye is red and itchy?

Allergy: It sounds like you have an eye allergy. If you are using any drops or cream on that side you may need to stop. Use cold compressors, and use an allergy drop OTC like Alaway or Zadidor 2x per day. Avoid rubbing it if you sleep on that side you may need to replace your old pillow. ...Read more

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What can you do if your head is throbbing, your muscles are sore and it hurts behind the eyes?

What can you do if your head is throbbing, your muscles are sore and it hurts behind the eyes?

Seek Medical Care: Generally a headache is responds to standard over the counter pain medications. If it is a true migraine (aura, severe pain with relief in a dark room) you may be a candidate for Botox (r). The sore muscles may be an indication of tension headaches and the pain behind the eyes, possible sinus disease. Neurologists are specialists in headaches. If you have frequent headaches, you see a md. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ringing in my ears, what is the cause of it?

What to do if I have ringing in my ears, what is the cause of it?

See ENT: there are many potential reasons to consider with ear ringing or tinnitus (hearing loss, cardiovascular, medication, infectious, middle ear process, inner ear process, neoplasticism, etc) so I would recommend a thorough exam and hearing test with an ENT. In many cases the reason is quite benign but an ENT may help with treatment or coping methods. ...Read more

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What can I do if the inner corner of my eye is swollen?

What can I do if the inner corner of my eye is swollen?

probably allergy: This is probably a reaction to an allergen or to the preservative in an eye drop. Apply cold compress within 24 hours and then warm compresses. ...Read more

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If your inner thigh is itchy, how to cure?

If your inner thigh is itchy, how to cure?

Depends on: The cause. If it is a lot the it could me yeast, dry skin or eczema. If hot and localized more likely infection . Doesn't sound like that. It's really hard to give advice on a rash can't see . Could try Hydrocortisone cream from the store . If it's yeast it either won't help or will get worse. Of you are a guy and it is like jock itch try lamasil twice a day, especially if you sweat. Might need md. ...Read more

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What to do about infected nipple ring and sore throat, inner ear pain, do I need to see a doctor?

What to do about infected nipple ring and sore throat, inner ear pain, do I need to see a doctor?

Yes: Although some of the these symptoms might be related to viral infection it is very important that the nipple be evaluated. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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I need to know what's this rash called in my inner elbows, not itchy?

I need to know what's this rash called in my inner elbows, not itchy?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can inner ear fungal infections be harmful to your body? My inner ears have been itchy for a long time now and I don't know what's causing it

Can inner ear fungal infections be harmful to your body? My inner ears have been itchy for a long time now and I don't know what's causing it

External ear: I am sure you mean a possible fungal infection of the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, not the inner ear. You need a culture of the drainage of the ear canal skin to document the presence of fungus. The most common cause of dry ears causing itchiness is the over use of Q-tips to clean your ears of wax. Wax in the ear canal is important and healthy and will migrate out on its own. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear is completely plugged!!?

What do you suggest if my ear is completely plugged!!?

See a doctor: You need an exam to tell if your ear canal is blocked (I.e., with wax) or if your Eustachian tube is blocked causing fullness of your middle ear. Irrigation/flushing can take care of wax, but you may need oral nasal decongestants, a nasal steroid, an antibiotic, or just time if it's your middle ear that's the culprit. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my right eye is swollen and it hurts.?

What do you suggest if my right eye is swollen and it hurts.?

See an eye dr ASAP: Swollen eyes aren' normal, and especially if unilateral. If it hurts, even moreso. Go to your ER! ...Read more

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When my finger gets cold, it starts to get swollen and itch around the joints. What can I do to solve this and what is the problem called.

When my finger gets cold, it starts to get swollen and itch around the joints. What can I do to solve this and what is the problem called.

Raynauds: Spasticity of arteries most common in hand. Keep warm and see physician. Can occur independently can be associated with some serious conditions. There are medications that can help. ...Read more