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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Burning Sensation In Ear Canal

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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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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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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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Can acid reflux cause neck and ear pain one just one side? Been having a burning sensation in my right side of neck and ear and sometimes chest.

Can acid reflux cause neck and ear pain one just one side? Been having a burning sensation in my  right side of neck and ear and sometimes chest.

Yes: Acid reflux can cause pain in throat, neck and ear along with chest burning in center of your chest. If ant- acids do not resolve issue in a week or two, you need to see an ENT to get a scope to look down at the inside of your throat, because it could be something else. ...Read more

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Can TMJD cause a mild burning sensation on face? like your sprayed chili pepper on it. Also tightness near jaw/ear connection!

Can TMJD cause a mild burning sensation on face? like your sprayed chili pepper on it.   Also tightness near jaw/ear connection!

Yes: Yes, that symptom would be consistent with TMD. However it increases out of proportion to the other TMD symptoms, it may be something else. Best bet is to have your TMD managed by a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause severe scalp burning sensation pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

What could cause severe scalp burning sensation  pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

Neuralgia: I would wonder how early shingles was ruled out? Early shingles does not leave any objective physical findings... Glosssopharyngeal neuralgia is uncommon and usually has a component within the throat as well. Would see a neurologist to evaluate a deeper understanding of the situation. ...Read more