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Food getting trapped in ear canal connecting from the mouth.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 16, 2007
  • 05:14 PM

I am 24 now and I have had this problem since I was about 12, maybe earlier. It used to happen all the time and then it stopped for about 7 years. Now it is happening again ALOT.

When I eat certain foods, I can feel the tiny pieces getting pushed into the ear passage from my mouth. It causes slight discomfort, as I do feel pressure a few days after. It also makes the inside of my mouth, by the connecting canal, itchy. After about 2 weeks or so these beigey/cream colored pieces of rotten food just slide out into my mouth. They are firm but they smell really bad. Sometimes they are as big as a lemon seed, even a bit bigger, and sometimes they are as small as a poppy seed.

It is very frustrating for me because I don't know how to stop it nor do I like how it makes my breath smell after a piece comes out. I also sometimes can feel air going into my ear when I breath in with only my nose. I sense this this why food gets trapped in there. Like I said I feel alot of pressure in behind my jaw and farther up into my ear. I feel as though not all the food comes back out? How do I prevent it, besides not eating, and how can I treat it? I feel this is a tedious thing to see my doctor about. I haven't heard anything about it or seen anyone online who has similar problems.

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