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What to do if I have toilet paper stuck in my ear?

What to do if I have toilet paper stuck in my ear?

Paper in ear: Consider gently soaking it with a small amount of warm water and then gently tugging it out. ...Read more

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I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

I have had a severe sore throat/ tongue for 3, days it hurts so bad that my ear aches to swallowing feels like sand paper yawning hurts throat cancer?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help lessen pain. ...Read more

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My ear is clogged with wet dripping wax. The wax is new. Clogging normally goes away overnight. I'm trying to let it drip on to toilet paper.

My ear is clogged with wet dripping wax. The wax is new. Clogging normally goes away overnight. I'm trying to let it drip on to toilet paper.

Medication: Did you put drops in to losing your ear wax? Have you inserted any objects in your ear? What color is the discharge? If this continues see your doctor. You may have an ear infection. If you did use drops, you may need to wait a few hours to a day ...Read more

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I ruptured my ear drum when I was 12, affecting 1/4 of the ear drum and repaired under general anesthesia w/paper graft. Is it safe to dive now?

I ruptured my ear drum when I was 12, affecting 1/4 of the ear drum and repaired under general anesthesia w/paper graft. Is it safe to dive now?

Need current ENT exa: If you were 12 years old (& 37 now), there's a good chance that the tympanic membrane (TM) has healed. However, it's impossible to advise you in this forum. Use HealthTap Prime to discuss. You may want to see an ENT surgeon (Ear-Nose-Throat / Otolaryngology) to get a current exam by which to make the decision. ENTs are the most familiar with TM "paper grafting", which is no longer common procedure ...Read more

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Ii just had lunch then 10min later my left side by my ear started to swell and it don't hurt or anything it looks like a knot?

Ii just had lunch then 10min later my left side by my ear started to swell and it don't hurt or anything it looks like a knot?

Possible Stone: Possible stone in your parotid gland duct. That is one of the glands that make saliva. A small stone can partially block the drainage duct to the gland, when you eat the saliva can build up in the gland causing the swelling near your ear. As the saliva slowly drains past the blockage the swelling will go down. You should see an ENT physican and get checked. ...Read more

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I have small groups of bumps everywhere. In the center of them it looks like it busted open and dried up. They're literally everywhere like my ear too?

Need to see the rash: This forum does not allow for diagnosis. You will need to schedule a consultation with a clinician for a full evaluation and physical examination to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ear wax looks and feels like black tar. Should I be concerned?

My ear wax looks and feels like black tar. Should I be concerned?

No: Lots of variability in types of ear wax. If you're having no ear symptoms, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My ear ring was ripped out about 6 weeks ago. A chunk of ear was glued back into place. How long until the ear looks normal, ?

My ear ring was ripped out about 6 weeks ago. A chunk of ear was glued back into place. How long until the ear looks normal, ?

Perhaps never: A don't understand what you mean chunk of ear was glued - I've never heard of that. Might I suggest seeing a plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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I have a pimple in my ear, and it's not too big. Looks like a blind pimple. What should I do? Also, what causes this? I've them a couple of times befo

I have a pimple in my ear, and it's not too big. Looks like a blind pimple. What should I do? Also, what causes this? I've them a couple of times befo

What part of the ear: I'm not certain what portion of the ear the pimple was on. I'm unclear what you mean by a blind pimple With Pimples we're concerned with the could have a staph infection. This is something you can clarify with Your physician. ...Read more

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I have a mass growing in my ear lobe. And it looks like another in my other ear. What could it be?

I have a mass growing in my ear lobe. And it looks like another in my other ear. What could it be?

See doctor: You would need to have it biopsied and evaluated under a microscope to determine what it truly is. ...Read more

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Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.

Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.

This sounds: Most like an infected sebaceous cyst; you can call it a pimple if you want. It is actually pretty common and results from dead skin cells and oils getting infected. You might try some OTC polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment for a day or two, but if it doesn't improve quickly see your doctor for prescription antibiotics, either topical or oral. Don't squeeze it/prick it! ...Read more

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I have a hickey on the left side of my neck, just below my ear. It looks like a sore compared to what it did a couple days ago. What can I do for it?

I have a hickey on the left side of my neck, just below my ear. It looks like a sore compared to what it did a couple days ago. What can I do for it?

Will resolve: This will resolve in time and fade out as it is simply a bruise type injury. Hopefully, the skin did not break and there is not an infection setting in. I would put some ointment like Bacitracin or neosporin, keep the area clean, and cover with a band-aid perhaps. It should fade in a few days. If not or it gets worse, have it looked at by a provider. ...Read more

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I have found something behind my ear gooey, my head itches, found brown mushy like things that looks like it has legs! /I'm clean wash hair daily! Help!

I have found something behind my ear gooey, my head itches, found brown mushy like things that looks like it has legs! /I'm clean wash hair daily! Help!

Sebaceous cyst: There are many kinds of cysts we all can get. It has nothing to do with hygiene. See your PCP to discuss what can be done about it. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

Wisdom teeth removal, 1 was impacted. It started hurting a few days after, it still looks like I have a blood clot. The pain is in my ear/ jaw bone.?

Dry socket: Most common time for onset of dry socket is 3 to 7 days following surgery. If antibiotics were not prescribed it is also possible to have an infection of the site. Fever might accompany the infection. In either case contact the office you were seen at or your dentist if by a specialist. Either can prescribe antibiotics or place a dressing. ...Read more

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The concha part of my ear always looks dirty even when I clean in with a rag and soap everyday. Its always dark. What do I do?

The concha part of my ear always looks dirty even when I clean in with a rag and soap everyday. Its always dark. What do I do?

Dirty concha: You may have some acne which is along the ear look dirty. Try some acne cream with benzoyl peroxide on it for a few days. If no change in a week or two, see a dermatologist or an ENT doctor and they can help. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain in my anthihelix in my ear. It's been a few weeks now, I can't even touch it hurts so bad! It looks red and irritated.?

Strep infection: Sounds like a strep (or staph) infection. If the cartilage is infected, this can be serious. See a physician, and get some antibiotics. In the meantime, apply hand sanitizer topically, and maybe a heating pad--use continuously until you get the antibiotics, which I recommend you get soonest! ...Read more

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I used undiluted dettol liquid on my ear now my ear is irritated it looks very black and red how can I solve this please?

I used undiluted dettol liquid on my ear now my ear is irritated it looks very black and red how can I solve this please?

Dettol: Dettol is very concentrated. Firstly why was the dettol needed? Cut, injury. Secondly when it comes to the ear you must seek attention as it is poor in blood supply. Given that it is black and red implies an inflammation - please go to the er or your doctor for it to be seen. ...Read more

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I have had an earache in my (L) ear for over a week now. I went to the ER and the doctor said my ear looks great. Usually this is a sign of a cold fo?

Earache: If ear looks ok, could be referred pain from jaw joint or throat. In that case, avoid excessive chewing, no gum clewing, avoid hard foods for 3-5 days. Take ibuprofen. ENT MD is better equipped to tell you what is or isn't happening with your ear. ...Read more

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I've been having severe Nasuea and vomiting for the past 3 days now, mild heachaces, severe ear aches and today my ear bled. Doc said ear looks fine.

I've been having severe Nasuea and vomiting for the past 3 days now, mild heachaces, severe ear aches and today my ear bled. Doc said ear looks fine.

Virus: Nausea, vomiting and headaches sounds like it could be viral. If you have however, these symptoms only in the morning, then I would worry about underlying increased pressure causing this intracranially. If your symptoms have this pattern, or do not resolve in a few more days, then please get reexamined. ...Read more