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I was cleaning my son ears and 1 had black stuff then after the q-tip has blood on it ?

I was cleaning my son ears and 1 had black stuff then  after the q-tip has blood on it ?

Ear canal trauma: Old blood in the ear canal will form a dark scab. When this scab is detached prematurely, the original scratch underneath is likely to bleed again. It is impossible to determine the cause of the original trauma without an examination. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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Is it okay to clean pierced ears with saliva?

Is it okay to clean pierced ears with saliva?

No: There is a large amount of bacteria in saliva, and you do not want to introduce those into the piercing wound. ...Read more

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Will saliva infect your ears? How can I clean out my ears if I have saliva inside?

Will saliva infect your ears? How can I clean out my ears if I have saliva inside?

No: No, not unless someone sticking their tongue in your ear. Saliva from your mouth will not get into your ear. Your body is designed not to allow this to happen. ...Read more

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It's a bit hard when I swallow my saliva or eat food. My ears make sounds when I do too.

It's a bit hard when I swallow my saliva or eat food. My ears make sounds when I do too.

See Physician: You may be coming down with and upper respiratory infection, bacterial which may need an antibiotic or a viral one that does not need an antibiotic. The sound is from the muscles that help you swallow pulling on your eustachion tube when you swallow. ...Read more

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Why do I make a wierd noise when i swallow my own saliva, i can also hear it in my ears.

Why do I make a wierd noise when i swallow my own saliva, i can also hear it in my ears.

Probably normal: Most of us hear a funny squishy sound when we swallow. When our mouths are closed, it may feel like it is louder. However, if the noise never happened before, it is noticeably more difficult to swallow, or you feel like your saliva has changed recently, see your physician or an ENT to make sure everything is working as it should. ...Read more

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My ear has been blocked for the whole day ever since i got flu.. I cannot pop my ears, but I am continuously yawning and swallowing saliva, it unblock?

Blocked ear: Often with a cold or flu, the nasal and throat linings get irritated and inflamed. This swelling will close off the tube between the ear and throat. The motion and streching of the jaw and inner tissues will allow the tube to open. This will open the airway and unblock the ear. Your md can give you some medicine to clear up this inflamation. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of tongue and in right ear strong pain not even able to swallow saliva little drops of blood visible in saliva spit?

Pain in right side of tongue and in right ear strong pain not even able to swallow saliva little drops of blood visible in saliva spit?

An exam of your: tonsils might show enlargement and this can explain your ear pain and trouble swallowing. Please consult your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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My husband started on a scopolamine patch for excess saliva. He has rosacea w/irritation behind both ears. Can the patch be applied elsewhere?

My husband started on a scopolamine patch for excess saliva.  He has rosacea w/irritation behind both ears.  Can the patch be applied elsewhere?

Probably the glue...: He's probably not having a reaction to the medication itself, but rather the adhesive in the patch. Speak with your doctor about other delivery methods, though this may necessitate a different medication. ...Read more

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Whenever i swallow saliva and sometimes even food i can hear some kind of crackling noise from above my soft palate and sometimes i feel its my ears?

Whenever i swallow saliva and sometimes even food i can hear some kind of crackling noise from above my soft palate and sometimes i feel its my ears?

DDS & ENT consult: I would suggest you see a dentist and an ENT specialist to see what's going on. It could be symptoms related to tmd (temporomandibular dysfunction) related to your jaw joints, something else, or a combination of issues. ...Read more

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