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I have severe burning in both ear canals. I have recently started wearing in the ear hearing aids. Is this a common problem and should I see a gp ?

I have severe burning in both ear canals. I have recently started wearing in the ear hearing aids. Is this a common problem and should I see a gp ?

Fitting: I don't know what exactly is causing the burning in your ear canals, but hearing aids must be properly fit before wearing them. Not all dispensers of hearing aids take the time required to do this properly, and sometimes a licensed audiologist may be needed for this purpose. ...Read more

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Burning Sensation (Definition)

A burning sensation can be descriptive of nerve pain, some variations of migraine, and even central brain problems after a stroke. Have heard this said associated with phantom limb syndrome, reflex sympatheric dystrophy, and trigeminal neuralgia. Other patients might say ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an inner ear infection and the pain only be a mild burning sensation in ear and neck? Going on 5 days and the pain is the same.

Is it possible to have an inner ear infection and the pain only be a mild burning sensation in ear and neck? Going on 5 days and the pain is the same.

Sure: Certain low grade infections, including viruses the body may be trying to fight off, may produce mild symptoms that last for several days. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ear (earplugs or showercap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses for minimal pain
3x day
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Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Shingles?: If there is more than one bump (check in ear canal and behind ear lobe: very likely this could be shingles. Other viruses like coxsackie can cause this too. Of course bacterial infection cold do the same. ...Read more

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Burning sensation in birth canal for the past 2 months I'm 2 weeks and 1 say till due date feels like fire poked deated to branding iron temp.

Burning sensation in birth canal for the past 2 months I'm 2 weeks and 1 say till due date feels like fire poked deated to branding iron temp.

Vaginal pain: Its not uncommon to had sharp vaginal pains in the last few weeks before delivery. However, that doesn't mean you couldn't have a yeast infection, herpes or some other vaginal infection. Probably a good idea to have your OB provider do an evaluation just to make sure you don't have one of these issues. If tylenol and rest relieves your symptoms its more likely pelvic stretching. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Visit doctor to get antibiotic drops to treat infection
once
No swimming for at least 5 days
once
Put alcohol/white vinegar drops in the ear after swimming when healthy
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Six weeks ago, I had a retreatment root canal for tooth number 30. Since then the tooth doesn't hurt, but the gum below has some swelling and burning sensation. What Should I do?

Six weeks ago, I had a retreatment root canal for tooth number 30. Since then the tooth doesn't hurt, but the gum below has some swelling and burning sensation. What Should I do?

See the denist: Molar root canals can be difficult to treat given the size and nature of infection. If there is still infection present then it might require a surgical procedure know as an apicoectomy. It could also be something else. It is important to consult the person who performed the root canal to figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed. Diagnosis?

Symptoms include a large dark red boil in the ear, and there is a burning sensation at the back of the ear lobe when pressed.  Diagnosis?

Infected cyst: You have what sounds like an infected cyst. This could be related to a piercing if you have had that. At any rate you should have this seen and treated soon. ...Read more

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