What can cause transient numbness in one ear canal?

Too Ear-ly To Know. The sensory innervation of the ear canal is complex, so it's very unlikely that a nerve problem is causing your numbness.Also the fact that your symptom is"transient" is unusual.And it would be helpful to know if your numbness is a complete loss of feeling or some variant of that (tingling, decreased sensation, etc). Someone needs to look in there to see if something is stuck in there, or whatever.

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I have dystonia recently my jaw has locked. I'm having pain in jaw and ear canal. Whole side of face is numb. Is this common. What can I do to unlock it?

Physical therapy. Possibly is TMJ disorder. Acupuncture, biofeedback , and evaluation by a TMJ expert might be in order. Another concern would be bell's palsy. Might you be describing a facial paralysis as a "lock"? The "numbness" to touch indicates nerve contusion and/or impingement, as is seen with bell's palsy. Bell's palsy should be evaluated sooner than later. You are advised to consult a neurologist. Read more...
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