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Numbness on outer ear - any ideas why??

(5 Posts)
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!!

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!!

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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