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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

Dr. Ejiro Isiorho
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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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60 year old female ok health but just now severe ear pain, burning sensation in ear, hearing faded?

60 year old female ok health but just now severe ear pain, burning sensation in ear, hearing faded?

Just a: Thought but you could have something as simple as WAX IMPACTION in that ear!!!

See a Health Provider for a hands on ear exam and treatment!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...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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Stuffy in one nose, pressure under ears and a slight burning sensation in my head?

Stuffy in one nose, pressure under ears and a slight burning sensation in my head?

Nasal congestion/ear: May be TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome (do you feel cracking when placing fingers in front of ears and opening mouth?) or possibly gastrointestinal reflux -can try prevacid /ranitidine if not allergic or just an upper respiratory infection or sinusitis/otitis. Rarely can even be lyme disease. F/U with doc ...Read more

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For 3 days now, on & off, I've been having a headache on the right side of my face, like a burning sensation near my ear, when I lie down it goes away?

For 3 days now, on & off, I've been having a headache on the right side of my face, like a burning sensation near my ear, when I lie down it goes away?

Shingles vs bells pa: Could be head ache or one of these developing, look up signs on internet. Take excedrin[store brand cheaper] or alive/motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain if worse blurred vision or sores develop near eyes see eye dr for dangerous shingles near eye. May just be unusual headache. ...Read more

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I have been having burning sensation in my head it doesn't stay I'm the same spot my ears have had a burning sensation too and sometimes pain?

I have been having burning sensation in my head it doesn't stay I'm the same spot my ears have had a burning sensation too and sometimes pain?

The nerves in the...: Head and face are intricately wired & densely packed. The brain can get confused about where a sensation is coming from. Pain, burning, throbbing and other unpleasant sensations that recur are signs that a sensory nerve may be irritated or inflamed. Just because it's confined to your head doesn't mean it's "all in your head". Please see a doctor! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause you to get a burning sensation at back of head and around just above the ears? This burning comes and goes.

Can anxiety cause you to get a burning sensation at back of head and around just above the ears? This burning comes and goes.

Possible but...: Anxiety can produce tingling, numbness, and other uncomfortable sensations. The burning pain you describe is not the most typical for anxiety and you need to have a physician rule out problems in your cervical spine, neck and upper back muscles, and occipital nerves. ...Read more

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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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I have a random burning sensation on my forehead and random pains in my left ear that hurts.

I have a random burning sensation on my forehead and random pains in my left ear that hurts.

Could be nerve irrit: Intermittent in in the area of the ear could be due to a problem with the temporomandibular joint. This may also be due to infection. It would be best to consult with your otolaryngologist for an examination, exact diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my left eye and it hurts? Does this have anything to do with ears?

I have a burning sensation in my left eye and it hurts? Does this have anything to do with ears?

Doubtful: It's impossible to diagnose what is causing the burning left eye without doing an exam. Doubtful it has anything to do with your ears though. Go see your family doc or ophthalmologist to have an exam….. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?

What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?

Possible infection: Lymph nodes are localized groups of white cells that are designed to attack foreign tissue, especially infections. When activated, there can be a burning sensation to the surrounding tissues. Ringing in the ear is a non specific symptom, but may be associated with inflammation and infection. Best to have this checked out. ...Read more

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I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

I am having a burning sensation in my shoulder, behind my ear, in my neck and back of my head. What could this be? It feels heavy in my ear.

Neck Pain: This is most likely some type of nerve irritation in your age group. It could be as simple as a superficial nerve irritation (neuritis), or possibly a more serious pressure on one of the nerves in your neck. Check with your PCP to determine what is causing it. ...Read more

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Back left side of my head, above my ear area. I get this burning sensation in that one spot and at times I got shooting pain in the same spot. (months?

Back left side of my head, above my ear area. I get this burning sensation in that one spot and at times I got shooting pain in the same spot. (months?

See your PCP: For evaluation, tests to rule out Temporal Arteritis or any other primary headache and proper diagnosis and treatment. See your doctor ASAP to avoid serious complications. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation beside my lips, cheek, ears and sometimes in my mouth. What could it be?

I have burning sensation beside my lips, cheek, ears and sometimes in my mouth. What could it be?

BMS: Burning mouth syndrome is a chronic orofacial pain disorder that is defined by the international association study of pain as "a burning pain in the tongue or other mucous membranes. The most common chief complaint is a constant burning pain that is frequently experienced in the region of the anterior tongue, especially in women.
Rec.: see your dentist or an orofacial pain specialist for consult. ...Read more

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I think I have an ulcer down my throat but my ear is also giving a burning sensation. Ideas?

I think I have an ulcer down my throat but my ear is also giving a burning sensation. Ideas?

Urti: You may have an upper respiratory tract infection. Please contact ENT doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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I have been having anxiety problems all day. Is warmness in left ear a symptom of my anxiety and the burning sensation in my nose and ears?

I have been having anxiety problems all day. Is warmness in left ear a symptom of my anxiety and the burning sensation in my nose and ears?

Nose & Ears: Burn and anxious. You MAY have two things going on at once. Please see your doctor for possible sinus / ear infection. If you have a history of anxiety please see a mental health pro like a clinical psychologist to learn how to manage it well. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Experiencing burning sensation, warm skin & skin irritation feeling on face & ears. No change meds/diet. Last time @ doc BP norm. What could be cause?

Experiencing burning sensation, warm skin & skin irritation feeling on face & ears. No change meds/diet. Last time @ doc BP norm. What could be cause?

C/w vasodilatation: Of arterioles ↑ing flow to capillaries supplying skin of areas mentioned. Arterioles, body wide, under split second control 24/7: primarily from brain (+ local feedback), so that we can adjust blood distribution throughout body. The issue is BP/flow into local capillaries, not large arteries. Thus many issues are involved, from blushing (embarrassment) to any kind of perceived local irritant. ...Read more