My ear, just my right ear, has been feeling full/ stuffy/ like it needs to pop for approximately three months now, and only the most extraordinary effort of willpower has kept me from clawing off one side of my head. The current best-guess diagnosis is TMJ issues, but no one knows, and my TMJ issues have been historically stubbornly persistent. Tedious explanation follows: [more inside]
I think I might have ruptured my eardrum. Did I? Is this an urgent care situation? [more inside]
Why does it sometimes sound like someone is tapping on my eardrum when it's quiet? [more inside]
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]
Can an ENT-administered ear wax removal cause tinnitus? [more inside]
YANMD: Ear crinkling sounds, teeth grinding, and more fun. [more inside]
Are there any supplements or foods that are healthy for ears? Not the outer flappy cartilage part, the inner workings part.
For several years I've had this small lump in my right earlobe. It's firm, but not hard, and it doesn't hurt or anything. I'm just stumped as to what it might be. Any ideas?
Why did my ear suddenly go numb? Should I go to a doctor? [more inside]
Fluid behind the eardrum. Anything I can do about it? [More inside] [more inside]