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White Bumps On Ear Canal
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
I had a small bump in outter ear canal and ALOT of white debris came out when squeezed. Now won't stop oozing ALOT of clear fluid... MSRA??
MRSA: MRSA can only be diagnosed by a culture. It sounds like an infected cyst. You should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...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
Yes: Wax and dirt can buildup and lessen your hearing ability without you recognizing it. Some wax buildup is so thick that you may need to get a solution from your pharmacy to dissolve the wax. Be careful and follow directions exactly to keep from puncturing your ear drum. ...Read more
Allergy or infection:
Do not mess with it
some infection in ear canal could be serious
it could be a small abscess from infected cyst
it could be an infected hair follicles from scratching and using q tip aggressively
could be a simple allergic reaction
use a head par on the ear and take Benadryl
see your doctor and he can help ...Read more
Best to Ask: I have always flushed with peroxide. If there are no tubes or holes in the eardrum. Do not insert anything such as a cuetip. Best to ask your doctor. And most likely if you leave it alone, the blood will come out naturally. ...Read more
Possibly infection.: Your symptoms sound classic for "swimmer's ear, " or otitis externa. (You don't have to swim to get it. Anyone can.) An exam by a doctor can tell for sure. This type of infection is cured by antibiotic ear drops, but it is safest to use only AFTER a medical provider has examined you to make sure your eardrum is healthy first. Please see a doctor! Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
Normal: This is a normal reflex that may cause a person to cough when the inside of their ear canal is touched. There is a nerve called Jacob's nerve that is a nerve of sensation to both the ear canal and base of tongue/throat - the referred sensation is strong enough to create a cough reflex. ...Read more
Visual growth ear canal for at least 7 yrs After physicals and skin exams Drs made no comments about it. It is skin colored tiny what could it be?
Dermatology: Evaluation will give you the best diagnosis. Cannot be diagnosed without direct visualization. ...Read more
Doctor can check:
You could be having simple allergic reaction a heat pad on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter
there is special ear drop but it required a Rx from a doctor
no improvement see your doctor he can make the right diagnosis and help you with the right treatment ...Read more
Usually not.: As you might imagine, the ear canal is somewhat protected from exposure. You are much more likely to have signs and symptoms of allergy in other locations first. Usually this is due to ear wax or retained water with maceration of the skin or by a skin disease such as seborrheic dermatitis. ...Read more
Ear pressure: This is a problem where your Eustachian tube isn't working well and you develop negative pressure or a small vacuum in your ears. This is common. First try to counteract the pressure by pinching your nose and blowing...this should "Pop" the ears. If not, use some nasal decongestant sprays to open this up and then try popping the ears. Next try nasal steroids, like Flonase OTC...keep popping ...Read more
Ear lump: Greetings. The ear canal has contours inside that are unique to each individual. Other reactive changes could occur from wax buildup, cyst formation or infection. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
Possible infection: May be symptom of infection. Should have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: The ear contains the smallest bones in the body, the incus, the malleus, and the stapes. So, there are actually 3 bones in the ear! ...Read more
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