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Numbness on outer ear - any ideas why??

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BigMomma3 Sat 27-Jun-09 14:24:03

This morning I have noticed the outer edge of my left ear is numb (the shell like part) and thought it rather bizarre. My hearing is not affected and I have not had earache or anything. It is higher up than the part where my ear is pierced so I doubt it is anything to do with that.

Could it be the way I slept although I have never had this before? Am a bit of a worrier so if anyone has any ideas, it would be appreciated!!

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imaynotbeperfectbutimokmummy Sat 27-Jun-09 14:59:03

I'm willing to bet money you have slept on it! Not entirely sure i have much feeling there myself!

I suffer from health anxiety so i worry over anything, but i honestly think this is not suspicious. The outer part of the ear doesn't serve a purpose other than forming a reciever for the sound, its inside where you have all the nerves. Stop worrying.

BigMomma3 Sat 27-Jun-09 15:57:01

Thanks imay! I think that is probably it, keep on feeling it though and worrying - pita is'nt it!!

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Rosieonline Sat 11-Jul-09 11:10:46

Did it clear up on its own? I woke up with the very same thing with my right helix. Went to the gp who thiught I might have an ear inf which is causing some swelling which may be pressing on a nerve. I am on anti bios. GP didn't think it was the sleep awkwardly thing. It feels most odd..and I am worried too....

BigMomma3 Sat 11-Jul-09 17:06:45

Rosie - my numbness has gone - lasted for about a week though. Still no idea why, had no pain or swelling to indicate an infection. Just put to it down to an anomaly and forgot about it!

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AmyDr1975 Wed 09-Oct-19 00:50:57

My upper right ear is numb at times, no pain associated with it. No wax build up or discharge either. It comes in waves , like I can feel it start to tingle then when I touch it, it stops. Any suggestions

LuvisLife Tue 14-Jul-20 13:07:10

Amy, I have exact same symptoms. It started a week ago in one ear but today go to both ears. I feel those waves of funny tingling. Usually starts in the evening. Any updates? Thanks smile

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