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Experience:  Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years
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I had a tick crawl in my ear and now it seems to have gone

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I had a tick crawl in my ear and now it seems to have gone further. I'm having headaches ringing in my ears and swelling in my face. I can feel it moving and i don't know what to do
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Customer: I had a tick in my ear and I can feel it moving inside my ear. I have mild swelling and redness in my face. Major headaches and ringing in my ears along with numbness
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

This is Dr. David

you can pour a few drops of mineral oil or vegetable oil or baby oil into your ear or have someone pour a few drops of oil into your ear and the tick will crawl out.

and then you can drain the oil out of your ear

let me know if you have questions.