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Itching, tinnitus and pain in left ear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   well i have been experiencing a slight roaring in my ear, itchiness deep inside and a mild pain when i tilt my head to the right (it's my left ear). i have tried cleaning it
Doctor :  
this is since when?
User :   probably about a week and a half. i cleaned it monday
Doctor :  
User :   it also feels a bit full. almost as if it needs popped
Doctor :  
did you suffer from a cold or sore throat in the last 15 days or so
User :   no
User :   but as ridiculous as this sounds, i was recently diagnosed with genital herpes and i've been a bit afraid of spreading it to other parts of my body.
Doctor :  
herpes in the face will present as painful vesicles
Doctor :  
your symptom seems more likely to be a wax impaction of fluid behind the tympanic membrane
Doctor :   get a physical examination from ENT specialist.

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