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Ear canal connected to eyes

For the past couple years, I've been noticing that whenever I have an excess of tears (due to allergies, crying, irritation, etc), I feel wetness in my ears.  It's very noticable in the bottom ear when I'm laying on my side.  It's never dripping out, but I sometimes dry it with a Qtip because it is so bothersome.  I realize nobody I've ever talked to has experienced this.  I even asked an ENT once, and he told me it was impossible because my eardrums are intact and completely healthy looking.  He said the wetness is probably because I use Qtips and the skin is dried out and irritated, which causes the skin inside to "weep."
I swear that when I wear a lot of dark eye makeup, the Qtip comes out of my ear greyish-black.  I did forget to mention to the ENT that maybe five years ago, I had an outer ear infection where I was prescribed acetic acid drops.  I laid on my left side and put the prescribed amount in my right ear so it wouldn't drain out and get wasted.  A few seconds later, I felt the acetic acid in my eyes burning terribly.  Maybe I have some strange deformation of the ear, but how else could I have this happen?

My symptoms sound very much like this user's: http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Eye-Care/Eye-and-Ear-connection/show/388607#post_2284914


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I mean to say that I felt the acetic acid in my right eye.
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No anatomical connection is likely unless you are the lone person on this earth with an eye-ear pipeline.

How is it possible? The same things that can irritate the eye can irritate the sinuses' and skin that lines the nose, throat and ear.

JCH MD
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