ENT Knowledge Base

What is your symptom?

Ear 

Ear Pain

Ear pain can arise from structures other than the ear canal and the middle ear, for examples, the throat cancer can also cause such symptom.

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Normal Ear Drum and Ear Canal

Ear Discharge

Ear discharge can be clear or turbid. The latter one indicates some sorts of infection in the ear.

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Ear discharge causes Otitis Media

Itchy Ear

Itchiness can be a sign of infection or simply dun to some kind of allergy reaction. Even ear wax can let you have itchy ear.

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Eczema

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Otitis Externa

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Fungal Otitis Externa causes itchy ear (Spores showed as brown spots)

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Eczema

Ear Bleeding

Ear bleeding occurs when your ear gets hurt or in more severe case, fracture of the temporal bone. Infection of middle ear and external ear can also result in bloody discharge.

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Traumatic Ear Drum with Ear Bleeding

Ear Block

Ear Block is commonly caused by ear wax packing and Eustachian tube dysfunction.

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Normal Ear Canal

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Ear Wax Impaction

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Wax on the ear drum after Ear Candling

Tinnitus

Sound arising from the ear or head can be a sign of having tumors near the ear or a sign of hearing loss. Other less common causes include ear wax packing.

Hearing Loss (Sudden Deafness / Deafness)

Any damage to the ear structures (outer, middle, inner) and the brain will result in sudden deafness or deafness. People who are unable to hear below 20dB are considered to be deaf.

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Vertigo / Dizziness

Subjective Sense of imbalance with moving scene is considered to be having vertigo or dizziness. It can be intermittent or continued. The most commonly causes we have seen each day is meniere’s disease.

Hearing assessment may be required in some cases.