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White Bumps In Ear Canal And Sinus
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
I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies. Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?
Not related: The ears and sinuses are not directly connected and from your description, I cannot tell if the problem is from a bacterial infection or something else. It is best for you to get these checked out by your doctor. Once the diagnosis has been made, then you can decide on what kind of Rx may be best for you ...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?
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
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
I have a bad sinus infection that has cut off air flow to my ear canals totally. I bent over today got a huge pop sound fallowed by pain and no sound?
Antibiotics: If you have a sinus infection and those symptoms then you would need an antibiotic, a steroid nasal spray, two days of a decongestant spray such as afrin. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an option to thin the mucus and possibly a decongestant pill like sudafed depending on certain factors in your history such as you blood pressure and heart status. If this is repetitive then allergy skin tests are necessary. ...Read more
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