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Help me find a camera or tool to look inside my ear

I have frequent ear problems, getting psoriasis in my ears, or impacted earwax, or sometimes a mild case of swimmers ear, or sometimes just pain due to my TMJ. My doctor and my ENT has gotten annoyed at me going in to see him so much (almost monthly) due to ear pain and usually just says my ears look fine. I need a camera to look inside my ears to see whats going on before I go to the doctor. I have watched alot of videos of peoples ear problems and done alot of research and know what what to look for and will go to the doctor if there is something wrong with my ears. I have a otoscope I bought but don't have anyone to look into it for me and I cant do it myself. Is there someway to hook it up to a camera or webcam? Or does anyone know what camera they use in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5m8XTATcus (skip to 0:42)
posted by john123357 on Mar 12, 2014 - 17 answers

Help identifying mystery sound

I have been hearing a sound in my ears for the past few years, which is definitely not tinnitus or blood flow. Can anybody give me any ideas as to what might be its cause? [more inside]
posted by Thing on Feb 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Those pesky hairs

Need recommendations for a battery-operated ear and nose hair trimmer whose noise level doesn't cause me to become hard of hearing! [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Nov 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Headphone and Earbud Recommendations?

Looking for suggestions for headphones and earbuds to purchase for myself. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Nov 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Should I use garlic infused oil to prevent an ear infection?

I have a huge, life-determining standardized test tomorrow. A bit of ear plug got stuck inside my ear this morning when half of it ripped out as I tried to remove my earplug. Now, my ear has started hurting a little, and I'm terrified! I'm highly prone to ear infections, and am fearful of waking up with one tomorrow. It would be a huge distraction during this 3 hour test that has required months of preparation! [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on Sep 10, 2013 - 24 answers

Red bumps on the roof of my mouth?

I noticed red bumps on the roof of my mouth and one on each side of my throat I took a video of it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arPZ5kERdVQ what is the cause of it?
posted by john123357 on Aug 17, 2013 - 9 answers

My itching ear canal is driving me insane

Why does my left ear canal itch, and what can I do to make it stop? It's driving me crazy! YANMD. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Jul 28, 2013 - 20 answers

Boric acid use by doctors

I went to the ear nose and throat doctor today for a ear problem and he "puffed" boric acid powder into my ears that was in a clear glass bottle with a metal horizontal straw that puffed the white powder. Is this usually pure boric acid powder or do they dilute it with cornstarch or baby powder or something. It seems like it would be too strong to use the pure stuff but what do I know.
posted by john123357 on Jul 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Can you fly with otitis externa (swimmers' ear)?

I have a nasty case of otitis externa (swimmers' ear) in both ears and am scheduled to fly in three days. The ears are being treated with antibiotics and I have some heavy-duty pain meds, but I can't imagine that it will be totally cleared up in a couple of days. Outer ear canals are swollen pretty much shut (though eardrum is fine). Can I still fly? How can I make it bearable, when just touching my outer ear makes me want to scream?
posted by agent99 on Jun 30, 2013 - 7 answers

Earplugs/muffs to block out a crying baby

In the next two weeks, there will be a new addition to our household -- a baby. (Not mine.) And since it's not mine, I would prefer not to hear it. There are lots of AskMes about earplugs, but many (like the ETY ones) use as a selling point that they don't muffle speech. I want to muffle everything. Best ear protection for the job, <$30?
posted by fiercecupcake on Jun 14, 2013 - 16 answers

I'd like to be able to sleep normally

What can cause a fast pulse sensation in the ear that isn't a pulse? [more inside]
posted by Red Loop on May 24, 2013 - 12 answers

What the hell is wrong with my damned ear

My ear's not infected and my Eustachian tubes are not plugged at all. Why do I still have that "full" feeling in my ear and the accompanying echo-sensation when I speak? [more inside]
posted by Sternmeyer on Apr 22, 2013 - 15 answers

NRR-rated in-ear headphones?

I'm looking to find out whether any brand of in-ear headphones also carry a noise reduction rating (NRR). I'm not so much shopping for headphones as for earplugs with a headphone feature. [more inside]
posted by tirade on Apr 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me find an ENT

I need help finding an ENT physician in the NYC area. I continue getting ear infections and it's about time I see a specialist instead of my primary care physician. I don't have insurance and currently working a part-time, so if you can recommend me one that won't charge me over $200 for a first time visit I would greatly appreciate it.
posted by likeapen on Dec 28, 2012 - 2 answers

Speak up, I can't hear you!

I think I might have ruptured my eardrum. Did I? Is this an urgent care situation? [more inside]
posted by katyggls on Dec 20, 2012 - 16 answers

"difficulty tolerating everyday sounds" is putting it mildly

Anyone else with hyperacusis ? Yesterday, I described something I though was just lack-of-sleep induced ear sensitivity and learned I was instead suffering from hyperacusia. (previously) [more inside]
posted by Baud on Nov 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Scaly skin at ear canal?

Scaly skin around the entrance to my ear canal. [more inside]
posted by waraw on Nov 8, 2012 - 11 answers

Is my severe ear infection worth yet another trip to the doctor?

Hello, AskMefi, let's talk about my ears (again). I am currently in the midst of a severe ear infection. People keep telling me to go to the ER, but I'm not sure what that would accomplish. [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Jul 15, 2012 - 16 answers

Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing?

Why do I experience ear pain a few hours after bathing? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 6, 2012 - 14 answers

What's going on with our new dog's health?

What is this injury in our new dog's ear? [more inside]
posted by Saminal on Feb 27, 2012 - 14 answers

Suddenly there came a tapping, as of someone gently rapping, rapping at my...eardrum.

Why does it sometimes sound like someone is tapping on my eardrum when it's quiet? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Jan 6, 2012 - 21 answers

earbud headphones - permanent hearing damage?

A few years ago I heard a popular scientist on the radio discussing the effects of listening to music via earbud headphones. He said that if someone can hear the music I'm listening to, I am doing permanent damage to my ears. Is this true? I would appreciate reference to any peer-reviewed scientific research on this topic, if available.
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jan 3, 2012 - 10 answers

Help with Ear Pain

Help me deal with ear pain after flying [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Dec 24, 2011 - 21 answers

Buzz off already!

YANMD: Should I see a GP or go straight to an ENT about this buzzing in my right ear? [more inside]
posted by Anima Mundi on Nov 28, 2011 - 4 answers

Literally an itchy ear

Help me figure out what's going on with my itchy ear. I can't get to the doctor until next week. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Nov 22, 2011 - 14 answers

I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better?

I have sensitive skin that dries out easily. Which types of soaps, washcloths, etc. should I use to help treat my skin better? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Nov 16, 2011 - 39 answers

I rather like my ear and would prefer not to cut it off.

Sinus infection backed up into my poor ears. I need some relief while I wait on the med's to do their trick! [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Nov 8, 2011 - 24 answers

My Ear Feels Weird

My odd, chronic jaw & ear symptoms are growing ever more uncomfortable and crazy-making. The specialists I've seen are stumped. I'm hoping the AskMe-verse might have heard of this, or can offer some suggestions, advice, or support. [more inside]
posted by granted on Sep 27, 2011 - 20 answers

Looking for a single (1-ear) earbud

Looking for recommendations for a single earbud (1 earbud) for an mp3 player. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 17, 2011 - 9 answers

I have ear pain in quiet rooms at any little noise.

It's only in my left ear, and mostly only when the room is very quiet. At first it would only happen in the car after we turned the engine off. Now it happens all the time at home if I don't have music on to drown out small noises like my typing or talking or the pings of IMs. [more inside]
posted by Charybdis on Aug 13, 2011 - 9 answers

How to get water out of a ear/stop ringing

[Water + Ear + Pain + Ringing] YANMD: Jumped/cannonballed into a lake this weekend - the water went down to 10 feet. The moment I was underwater my ear had a sharp pain. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jul 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Ear cleaning with oil but no water

Ear cleaning with olive oil: do you successfully do this? If so, can you recommend any tricks for someone who currently can't follow it up by flushing with water (due to an ear infection)? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Jun 22, 2011 - 17 answers

What, do you have shit in your ears?

How do I clear my Eustachian tube after a middle ear infection. I'm seriously at my wit's end. [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on May 1, 2011 - 31 answers

Extended low grade fever - when is it doctor time?

Low grade fever for 10 days with (mostly) no other symptoms. When is it doctor time? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Apr 25, 2011 - 19 answers

Ear ache from unsuccessful irrigation

This is my boyfriend's question, but I figured I'd ask it here. Thanks! The other day my right ear was bugging me (felt a bit plugged up), so I tried cleaning it out by spraying a mixture of warm water and vinegar deep into it as my ENT instructed a few years ago when I had a case of swimmer's ear. Unfortunately, some of the water didn't come out (I think) and now my inner ear hurts and my hearing has been significantly reduced and muffled. [more inside]
posted by Betty_effn_White on Mar 23, 2011 - 21 answers

Help! I went scuba diving and now I think my head will explode!

I went scuba diving for the first time today-- I´m in Mexico, so it was at a resort. They gave us a pool training session and then took us out on the boat-- I believe our final dive was at 45 meters. The trouble is, I had a hard time equalizing my ears on the descent, and at the bottom I still wasn´t entirely comfortable pressure-wise. I kept going though (maybe unwisely) and felt ok for the duration. [more inside]
posted by lockstitch on Mar 20, 2011 - 19 answers

Ear infection tips/tricks

I need your tips/tricks for dealing with an ear infection. [more inside]
posted by Brocktoon on Mar 14, 2011 - 19 answers

How do temporal artery thermometers work?

How do temporal artery thermometers work? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jan 5, 2011 - 3 answers

I have an earbeat.

What is causing this weird ear pulse? [more inside]
posted by Pax on Dec 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Can ear wax removal cause tinnitus?

Can an ENT-administered ear wax removal cause tinnitus? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Dec 6, 2010 - 14 answers

Where has the health of youth gone!?

YANMD: Ear crinkling sounds, teeth grinding, and more fun. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Nov 2, 2010 - 18 answers

What causes my ear/tooth ache?

My right ear aches, and pain moves from one tooth to another on the right side of my mouth. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow afternoon, but in the meantime I thought I'd ask what might be causing this. The pain in my ear is reminiscent of an ear infection I had years ago. At the same time, a single tooth will ache, but an hour later, the pain moves to a different tooth! Is it a dental problem causing an ear ache or an ear ache causing a dental problem?
posted by jackypaper on Oct 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me develop an ear for classical music.

Help me develop an ear for classical music. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Oct 8, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I shake off this travel 'drunkeness'/inner ear symptoms?

How do I shake off this travel 'drunkenness'/inner ear symptoms? [more inside]
posted by Prairie on Jul 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow

My stylist wounded my ear. What should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by Lieber Frau on Jun 6, 2010 - 37 answers

Vet's closed but my dog needs help now.

My beagle has an ear infection. I'm taking him to the vet tomorrow. He's scratching to the point of bleeding. is there anything I can do for him tonight to ease his pain/itching?
posted by JV on May 31, 2010 - 6 answers

I care too much about earbuds I break.

Another earbud question with maddening specificity. [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Apr 27, 2010 - 16 answers

WTF, Ears?

Sometimes one of my ears feels hotter than the other - both to myself and to someone else that touches it. Why? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Apr 19, 2010 - 17 answers

I exercise, I breathe, I hear every minute detail.

Why does exercise make me hear funny? I don't even swim, but it sounds like I have water in my ear. [more inside]
posted by ymendel on Apr 6, 2010 - 22 answers

How to keep gnats out of my horse's ears?

Defeating evil bloodsucking insects: Is there a style of ear net that will stay on my horse overnight or should I leave his fly mask on all night? In the past I have used Swat, but do not want to do that this year. Normal fly spray is ineffective. [more inside]
posted by anaelith on Mar 21, 2010 - 6 answers

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