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A 16-year-old female asked:

why do my ears hurt internally when it's cold outside?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Pressure barometric : Pressure, temp can influence each other This may be part of the explanation You can ask your physician to see if anything is happening in you ears when you are examined.

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When I fly my ears hurt and wont pop. What can I do to cause them to not hurt?

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A 47-year-old member asked:

My stretched ears hurt and are swollen and red. Could it be infected?

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