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why do my ears feel hot

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Anxiety: Anxiety and stressful situations can cause flushing of ears and a sense of heat. Talk to your doctor if it is bothering you and be treated.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
11 years experience Family Medicine
Headache: While episodic tension-type headache is the most frequent headache type in population-based studies, migraine is the most common diagnosis in patients ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Edwin Gray
53 years experience General Practice
Have this evaluated.: This problem could involve several body systems i.e. ears, endocrine, circulation. See your primary care doctor or call to answer definitive question ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I don't think so: since ear thermometer measures internal ear temp,not external
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vasodilation: The most likely cause of the external ears getting hot is a dilation of the blood vessels in the skin of the outer ear called the pinna. This is under ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Goloff
35 years experience Family Medicine
Need: Health Profile: In a question like this it would help to know a little bit about your medical history. Age? Male/female? Known medical problems. Also, medically speak ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Possible allergies: changes in the atmosphere or barometric changes can trigger allergies. Time to get examined and tested for same.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stuffy, clogged ears: It is not uncommon for ears to feel stuffy and clogged when allergies flare up, when you experience a change in altitude or during the course of a col ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Chand
25 years experience Psychiatry
Face and Ears: When you sleep, may be the blood circulation increases and face and ears may feel warm but thats an unsual symptom.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
Hot or normal ? : Could be a sign of anxiety and sometimes. Medication that can dilate. Blood vessel , if it is bothering u see your PCP.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This could be a: Circulation issue.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See orthopedist: There could be many reasons for 'heat' in the knee. Injury, infection and inflammation are common reasons for heat. Both traumatic and non-traumatic c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be a sign: Of allergy. Follow up with your dr and have an allergy test done.
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A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not sure: Need more information Recommend a Ear, Nose and Throat specialist
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Seriously?: Alcohol is a nerve poison. Is this news to you? If you are specifically complaining of drinking any fluid causing the symptoms, then you have an unusu ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Valsalva: Often it is because people do a valsalva maneuver when they blow their nose hard. (you can google valsalva). That maneuver changes both blood pressur ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beck
10 years experience Dentistry
Gingivitis: It sounds like you could have gingivitis or some degree of periodontitis. You should see a dentist for a full exam and diagnosis. The throbbing and od ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kermani
23 years experience Ophthalmology
Likely normal.: With increased congestion of the ocular (eye) tissues plus a release of inflammatory chemicals (modulators) in the tissues, a bit of itchiness can be ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Some people's ears reddened and quite warm, off and on for no apparent reason. This happens when the blood flow to the ears is increased. Some people ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possibly eustacean: tube dysfunction. Many individuals get a little flushed and congested in the sinuses when exercising, and this could cause partial blockage of the Eus ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Savage
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Pulsatile tinnitus: This is usually cased by fluid in your inner ear transmitting your carotid pulse to your ear drum. Someone else could hear it if they placed their ea ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
There is a more: complex reason, but simply the gastrointestinal tract is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and alterations thereof cause further alteration o ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Possibly: More likely, if this has been going on for some time, you have a chronic condition such as allergies that is leading to eustachian tube dysfunction. I ... Read More
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