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My left ear has been numb now for two days. No pain associated, just feels numb.
Hello againSorry to hear about your problemThe numbness in the ear can be due to variety of reasons. Some of them areDiabetesPeripheral neuropathySensory nerve traumaEar infectionCold Cerebro vascular accidentEar injury etcAs there is no history of trauma , so ear injury and sensory nerve trauma can be ruled out. Diabetes can be detected by undergoing a blood glucose test. This numbness can be caused by a preceding throat infection which can result in ear infection leading to numbness. However the most devastating eventuality can be a CVA or an impeding stroke. This has to be ruled out first. Your best course would be to have a neurological examination done on you as soon as possible even if you have to go to ER. Visiting a neurologist would be even better. A CT scan of the brain would be required to look for any possible infarction or bleeding that may be the root cause of this numbness. This cause should be dealt as an emergency. remaining all can be looked upon only after ruling out this eventuality.This conversation is open till the time you are satisfied. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. I will be more than happy to help you out.Best of luck...Take care.
Hello againYes that's what I want to say, the investigations should be done right away to rule out cerebrovascular accident or an impeding stroke.. If all examinations and investigations are negative , then secondary ear infection can be considered and treated accordingly.This conversation is open till the time you are satisfied. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. I will be more than happy to help you out.Best of luck...Take care.
There could be another explanation of the symptoms. Since you just feel numbness over the left ear (auricular part).
You do not have any hearing loss or any other neurological signs suggestive of cranial nerve involvement. The auricular part of the ear is supplied by the greater auricular nerve originating from the cervical spine ( C1-2) to be precise.
With your recent history of fall, it is possibly due to the injury to the GA nerve from the fall.
This is possible without even sustaining any neck injury.
Hence a CT scan of brain will not show this injury.
Instead, you need cervical spine evaluation if this persists or worsens.
otherwise, this will take its own course & heal naturally.