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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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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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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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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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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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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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