Eyes, Ears, Nose
A runny nose is often the result of an infection. In other cases, an irritant or mediation are to blame. The mucus can be clear, colored or thick.
Double vision is when you see two overlapping images instead of a single normal image. Double vision can be sudden and cause nausea, dizziness and headaches. Learn more about the causes.
Eye discharge is common, but when there is pain or sensitivity, it could be a sign of a more serious problem. Here’s how to self-treat eye discharge and when to go to the doctor.
Ear swelling may be from an injury, irritation, or infection of the ear. You may need to be seen by a doctor if the swelling is serious.
Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) can be a temporary annoyance or a constant problem. Because tinnitus can seriously affect your quality of life, it’s important to see your doctor to get relief.
Congestion can be more than just a stuffy nose—and a sign of a lot of different conditions. Here are the 6 most common reasons you might feel congested and the best way to treat it.
Most of the time, a bloody nose (epistaxis) is not serious and will stop quickly. However, frequent nosebleeds for no apparent reason should be treated.
Most cases of blurry vision are caused by disorders of refraction (how the eye focuses light), and these can be treated by getting a good eye exam and making sure your glasses and contact lenses are the appropriate prescription for you. Read about other conditions that cause blurry vision.
A constantly runny, drippy nose is a drag. (All those wet tissues!) Likely reasons include the common cold or allergies. In all likelihood you don’t need a doctor. Over-the-counter medicine and a little time may very well do the trick.
Clear, odorless ear discharge may just be thinning ear wax. But if it’s accompanied by pain, dizziness, or hearing loss, it may be a sign of a growth or infection and may need medical attention.
Drooping of one or both eyelids can interfere with vision if severe. In some cases it is present from birth and in others it has a gradual or rapid onset.
Chronic dry eyes can be from dry air or a serious condition like diabetes or lupus. Here’s how to tell and when to see the doctor. The condition can be treated effectively by using over-the-counter rewetting drops and changing your environment.
The eye can be affected by painful problems like irritation, injury or infection. Figure out the cause of your right & left eye pain symptoms and relief options.
Eye redness is almost never serious on its own but could be worrisome if accompanied by eye pain or vision disturbance. Read about 10 conditions that can cause eye redness, and how to treat them.
The area around the eye, including the eyelid, is made up of a system of ducts and glands. There are also hair follicles for eyelashes. The ducts are vulnerable to swelling or infection, especially if contaminated from the outside. When this happens, eyelid lumps can appear. Hair follicles can also become infected.
While occasional floaters or flashing lights are not uncommon, you should see an ophthalmologist who can examine you for underlying eye conditions. This is especially important for people with diabetes.
Hearing loss in one or both ears can be caused by an infection, ear wax blockage, exposure to noise, or normal aging. Here’s how to tell how serious your hearing loss is.
Understand your hearing loss in one ear symptoms, including 9 causes and common questions.
Hearing a thumping in your ears, also known as pulsatile tinnitus, can be caused from Meniere's disease, which can affect your balance and hearing. Other causes of pulsing in the ear include earwax buildup or temporomandibular joint dysfunction disorder. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.
You’ve probably had a hard time smelling when you had a cold or infection. But sometimes, loss of smell may be a sign of serious conditions like COVID-19 or a brain tumor that need to be treated immediately.
Nasal ulceration can be commonly caused by trauma or irritation from picking or blowing the nose to roughly, or foreign bodies inside the nose. Other causes of sores in the nose include chronic allergies, acne, or skin conditions like abscess or pimples.
A nose bruise is usually caused by trauma from a direct injury to the face, a nose piercing, or rhinoplasty. Read now for more information on how to tell if your nose is broken and treatment options for a bruised nose.
Nose pain is commonly associated with problems inside the naval cavity. Less often, a sore nose can be caused by issues with one or more of the nerves that control sensation to the face.
Understand your numb nose symptoms with Buoy, including 9 causes and common questions concerning your numb nose.
One-sided nasal swelling is an unusual condition that can have related symptoms like redness, warmth, nose bleeds, or congestion. One-sided nose swelling can be caused by an skin infection like cellulitis, trauma from a hit to the face, or an allergic reaction.
Outer ear pain can most commonly be caused by environmental conditions such as water exposure or extreme cold weather that can lead to frostbite of the outer ear. Other causes for ear pain include irritation from obtrusive objects like cotton swabs or fingers.
Understand your pus leaking from the ear symptoms, including 6 causes and common questions.
Common issues such as dry eye and eye strain can make you sensitive to light. But it can also be a sign of serious conditions, such as brain inflammation and retinal attachment.
Understand sensitivity to noise symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.
Swelling behind the ear is most commonly caused by swollen lymph nodes or an ear infection caused by bacteria, fungus or a virus. Most individuals with swollen glands behind the ear may also be experiencing pain behind the ear or headaches. Most of the time, if the swelling happens gradually over time and is not particularly bothersome, it will resolve on its own and we recommend a few home treatments below. But if accompanied by fever, pain, or worsening redness, seek an ENT doctor.
Eyelid swelling is a common condition experienced by individuals who may be having an allergic reaction to environmental factors like pollen or food. A bacterial infection like pink eye or a stye can also cause puffy eyelids.
Swelling of the nose, either internal or external, can be frustrating and sometimes painful. Swelling inside of the nose can be caused from irritation from an obtrusive object, inflammation from allergies, or nasal polyps. Outside nose swelling can also be caused from allergic reactions or trauma from an injury.
When you have pain behind the ear, it can be a sign of many things, like an infection called swimmer’s ear. Or from a buildup of earwax. Other times, the pain may not even be coming from your ears, but is a sign of a problem in a different area, including your jaw (TMJ) or a dental issue.
An infection of your ear canal is called otitis externa or swimmer's ear. Learn about the symptoms of ear canal pain and why the inside of your ear hurts.
Sudden blurry vision in one eye can be caused from abnormally high blood pressure, abnormally low blood pressure within the eye, or trauma from an injury. Glaucoma, optic nerve disease, and a stroke can cause sudden vision loss in one eye and should be treated immediately.
Are you experiencing a warm or wet feeling inside one or both ears? There are a number of reasons it feels like there's water in your ear, and most are common and can be treated by your primary care doctor.
Bleeding from the ear is hard to ignore. It is important to known which part of the ear is bleeding because the location is a tell for the cause. Bleeding can come from damage to the ear canal skin, ruptured eardrum, especially if there is a foreign object in the ear or a middle ear infection.
Ear discharge is fluid located in the ear that can have many different characteristics. While white yellow earwax is an expected and healthy ear discharge, abnormal discharge colors can be caused by an ear infection affecting the ear canal, or a ruptured eardrum.
A lump in front of your ear can be a swollen lymph node, a pimple, or a skin cyst. But it might be skin cancer, so let your doctor take a look.
If you have a bump or pimple in or on your nose, you may find it irritating or painful. The most common causes of a bump on the nose are acne, bacterial, or fungal infection. A painful bump in the nose could also be caused by trauma from picking your nose or a nose piercing.
Understand your whooshing noises inside head symptoms, including 7 causes & common questions.
It's hard to ignore pain the eyes, as they are among the most sensitive of all our organs. Pain in one eye ranges in causes and severity, and has a variety of associated characteristics, such as swelling, fever, blurred vision, and more. Read more below to learn about pain in one eye.
A bruised eye is a common symptom resulting from trauma from a direct injury to the face, or surgery. Read below for more information on causes, how long a black eye will last, and treatment options.
Burning or stinging eyes can be from something getting in your eyes, like debris or allergens, but they’re often caused by dry or tired eyes.
Earache is pain in the inner or outer ear that may interfere with your hearing. Injuries and infections can cause earache. Infections of the ear can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Children are most likely to have ear pain from infections.
If you notice a blister on the nose, or inside the nose, this may be caused by skin conditions like a pimple, non-specific nose rash, or a skin abscess. Other causes of nose blistering include allergies or relapsing polychondritis. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.
An itchy nose is a very common condition that is usually self treatable. 38% of cases last less than a day. Causes range from allergies to bug bites. Read more below to learn about 9 causes for itchy nose.
When someone is passing out with their eyes open, this may be caused by generalized tonic-clonic seizures, long fainting episode, or vasovagal syncope. Read below for more information on loss of consciousness causes and treatment options.
If your eyes hurt when you move them, this may be caused by damage to the cornea, also known as corneal abrasion. Read below for more information on why you may have eye pain with movement and how to find relief.
Are you experiencing a pink or red spot or bump on your nose? Causes can range from a common pimple to a severe skin abscess. Read more below to learn about 9 possible conditions that can cause a bump on the nose.
Many common conditions can cause excess mucus to drip down the back of your throat, such as allergies and sinus infections. Lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications can help, but there are times when you need stronger treatments from your doctor.
Redness around the eyes can be caused by an inflamed eyelid, allergies, or a stye. Red rashes or dry skin around the eyes can be caused by eczema or dermatitis. Read now for more information on what causes red around the eyes and treatment options.
Some causes of yellow eyes are mild and easy to treat. But yellow eyes can also be a sign that you have an underlying condition—such as anemia or hepatitis—that must be treated by a doctor.