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When drinking or eating something sour, once in a while, the area of my jaws closest to my ear stings for a few seconds. Not chronic pain, but has happened all my life. Can someone explain what this is?

When drinking or eating something sour, once in a while, the area of my jaws closest to my ear stings for a few seconds. Not chronic pain, but has happened all my life. Can someone explain what this is?

Glands: We all have glands in that area called the parotid glands or possibly salivary glands all of which produce essentially saliva. It would not be unusual for someone to have those glands respond to sour tasting foods or drinks to contract and produce saliva. You may have slightly more sensitive glands to the taste of sour. ...Read more

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Hi if your ear stings feels blocked and has sharp pains constantly for 3 days is that an ear infection? Feels blocked too what treatment is needed?

Hi if your ear stings feels blocked and has sharp pains constantly for 3 days is that an ear infection? Feels blocked too what treatment is needed?

Otitis Media: It sounds as if you may have a middle ear effusion or possible obstruction of the external auditory canal with inflammation or injury to your eardrum. It would be best to see an ear nose and throat physician for a consultation. ...Read more

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Right ear pain, sore throat, soft tissue in mouth sore on right side, ear stings when swallow, have flu syndrome but no flu (from doctor). Help!

Right ear pain, sore throat, soft tissue in mouth sore on right side, ear stings when swallow, have flu syndrome but no flu (from doctor). Help!

See below: Many other viruses can give the same symptoms of flu. Alot depends on what your doc found on physical exam and what is prevalent in your community. If not improving in next 24-48 hours it would probably warrant a re-check. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. Yong I have a question umm my ear is stinging with pain do you know what's the cause of it?

Hi Dr. Yong I have a question umm my ear is stinging with pain do you know what's the cause of it?

Not enough info: I am not Dr. Yong. But, I believe that Dr. Yong would probably tell you that there is not enough information to be able to diagnose the cause of your pain. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of head above ear. It stings for a couple of seconds. Its been hapenning since this morning. And its random and my left eye seems to be under some stress since then?

SUNCT: Rare Short-lasting Unilateral Neuralgiform headache attacks with Conjunctival injection and Tearing. It is is a primary headache predominant in males and respond to indomethacin. See your PCP for evaluation if needed. ...Read more

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My ear has this stinging feeling but I don't know why what could be the cause of it hurting?

My ear has this stinging feeling but I don't know why what could be the cause of it hurting?

Ear ache: The etiology of the ear pain depends on where it is in the ear. If it hurts when you pull on the external ear then it could be the start of swimmer's ear.' If it hurts over the joint (put your fingers in the ear and feel), the joint could be inflamed. (Temporal mandibular joint pain). If the ear is clogged and hurts deeper and the hearing is affected, it could be an ear infection. (Acute otitis ...Read more

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I got quite a rash on the outside below my right ear, its creating sting pain and looks has rough suface, what is it and what should I do?,  

I got quite a rash on the outside below my right ear, its creating sting pain and looks has rough suface, what is it and what should I do?,  

Get It Checked: A doctor has to see and feel a rash to diagnose it. It may be a simple infection that can respond to a topical or oral treatment or it may be a skin cancer. Get it checked and know for sure and it will likely feel better after treatment as well. ...Read more

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Hello! My left ear has been stinging for about 3 or 2 days. Last time I went to the doctor he told me I had an infection. That was about 2 months ago.

Hello! My left ear has been stinging for about 3 or 2 days. Last time I went to the doctor he told me I had an infection. That was about 2 months ago.

OK: Tough to say over the computer, but with your history, there is a strong possibility that you have an ear infection again. If it continues, get it evaluated, best wishes. ...Read more

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I got this pain in my ear like a sting and pain shot down side of face now getting bad migraine pain and shooting pain in my arm with pins n needles?

I got this pain in my ear like a sting and pain shot down side of face now getting bad migraine pain and shooting pain in my arm with pins n needles?

Typical Migraine: A migraine isn't just an average headache. It is a complex neurological disorder. Often a feeling of pins-and-needles begins on one side in the hand and arm and spreads to the nose–mouth, face area on the same side. ...Read more

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Yellow tongue very lumpy and bumpy only at the back no pain, but certain drinks make it sting. Slight ear pain?

Yellow tongue very lumpy and bumpy only at the back no pain, but certain drinks make it sting. Slight ear pain?

Glossitis: See an ENT doctor locally to rule out neoplasm. There are taste buds in the back of tongue that are elevated bumps called circumvallate papillae. ...Read more

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3.5 yr son stung by bee 4x behind his ear. Mild swelling of sting site. Gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine). 2 hrs later red swollen line runs down middle of his forehead?

3.5 yr son stung by bee 4x behind his ear. Mild swelling of sting site. Gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine). 2 hrs later red swollen line runs down middle of his forehead?

Hypersensivity: Your son is likely having a hypersensitivity or "allergic" reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an appropriate medicine to give. Sometimes, bee stings can result in anaphlyaxis, which manifests as shortness of breath or wheezing shortly after the sting. See a healthcare provider if any your sons symptoms increase in intensity. ...Read more

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I have this sting pain in both of my ears. What is that?

I have this sting pain in both of my ears. What is that?

Otalgia: Otalgia is fancy term for ear pain but it doesn't explain cause. Ear is comprised of 3 distinct parts. Inner ear doesn't typically hurt but can lead to dizziness when irritated. Middle & out ear can hurt due to infection, whereby latter is distinguished by pain upon pulling/touching outer ear. Eustachian tube dysfunction can also hurt, too. Check w/your Family Doc to determine what's causing pain. ...Read more

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Non-stop (constant) 600 hz ring in my right ear since over 24 hours, with pressure and stinging pain once in awhile.?

Non-stop (constant) 600 hz ring in my right ear since over 24 hours, with pressure and stinging pain once in awhile.?

See ur Dr or ENT: And get checked for infection, inflammation, ear wax etc. Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/ringing-in-the-ears-tinnitus-topic-overview. ...Read more

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I can hear and feel cracking noises everytime I move my head. Then I get stinging feeling side of my ear and my phone right side on face starts to hur?

I can hear and feel cracking noises everytime I move my head. Then I get stinging feeling side of my ear and my phone right side on face starts to hur?

Common with neck: Issues. Degenerative disease of the cervical spine (arthritis) causes joint popping like any other. The nerves from the top of the neck go up the back of the head. Moving th e neck often triggers this. ...Read more

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Stinging pain in right ear canal that comes and goes - lasts for a couple seconds then goes away. Just started happening. Thoughts?

Nervus intermedius: Neuralgia. This neuralgia involve a vii cranial nerve distribution and occur infrequently. Could be transient event with regression to the mean.
Rec.: see your pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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I have the antipryine-benzocaine. Why does it sting/hurt when I install in my ear? Am I doing it wrong?

I have the antipryine-benzocaine. Why does it sting/hurt when I install in my ear? Am I doing it wrong?

Stop using: If you have a hole in your ear drum this stuff will sting like crazy. Use your antibiotic, and if the ear has been draining an antibiotic ear drop like Ofloxacin might be helpful in addition. ...Read more

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Woke up to stinging pain on my outter ear just above ear lobe. Worst pain I have ever felt and my ear was very red. Felt as if I got stung or bit?

Woke up to stinging pain on my outter ear just above ear lobe. Worst pain I have ever felt and my ear was very red. Felt as if I got stung or bit?

Likely stung or bit: 21y/o Female says, Woke up to stinging pain on my outer ear just above ear lobe. Worst pain I have ever felt and my ear was very red. Felt as if I got stung or bit? Likely you were indeed stung or bitten. Best precaution is to go to ER or see one's PCP asap for evaluation and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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During sleep, my right ear pains when I sleep on that side. This is like a stinging pain inside the ear. Is this something I should worry about?

During sleep, my right ear pains when I sleep on that side. This is like a stinging pain inside the ear. Is this something I should worry about?

Possible TMJ: You could be placing pressure on your jaw joint which may have had some damage to the joint and ligaments. Ear pain is a classic symptom of tmj. I would have an ENT evacuation first to rule out infection. If everything appears normal then consult with a dentist trained to treat tmj. ...Read more

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Been having a lot of earache problems nd the other day I was waching my face nd I got stinging behind my ear n later it was ozzing nd now its crusty?

Been having a lot of earache problems nd the other day I was waching my face nd I got stinging behind my ear n later it was ozzing nd now its crusty?

Discharge behind ear: Discharge behind the ear is not very common. A common cause is severe seborrheic dermatitis rash. Otherwise, most earache associated with discharge is due to an ear infection--either middle ear (otitis media) or external ear (swimmer's ear). The oozing and crusting of skin behind the ear suggests intense inflammation and/or infection. Treatment: cortisone cream and/or antibiotics. ...Read more

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Severe pain behind my right ear on my skull. Jaw pain and unable to turn head left or right without pain. Ice makes it sting.

Severe pain behind my right ear on my skull. Jaw pain and unable to turn head left or right without pain. Ice makes it sting.

TMJ: Sounds like it might be a primary TMJ disorder with referred pain to neck. See an oral surgeon who can confirm the diagnosis, or refer you to the right doc If TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Ears ring a lot daily, crawly feelings in face, sharp stings in face, ears, head, neck, burning behind eyes. Can this all be a headache? Neuropathy?

Ears ring a lot daily, crawly feelings in face, sharp stings in face, ears, head, neck, burning behind eyes. Can this all be a headache? Neuropathy?

Headache &neuropathy: Can have similar symptoms and often are comorbid diseases. Neurologists or pain management specialists can help to identify and manage these conditions. At this point, you need to be evaluated, imaged and diagnosed.
Then the treatment could be applied.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I was stung by jellyfish had a reaction which has returned. Along with head ache ear and arm pain on my left side only could the pain be from stings?

How long after?: Although most jellyfish sting pain is acute, there are some cases of delayed/recurring reactions days or weeks later. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2380397/ sea-bather's eruption is an example, where the nematocysts (the stinging parts of the jellyfish) can remain in swimsuits and cause a reaction when the person puts his/her bathing suit back on. If longer time gap, another cause. ...Read more

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I've got a saw ear on the inside and when I chew it's hurting my jaw line and stinging in my throat on one side what could this be?

I've got a saw ear on the inside and when I chew it's hurting my jaw line and stinging in my throat on one side what could this be?

Ear pain: Without an exam, difficult to say. Could be ear disease--otitis externa--due to foreign material or wax. Could be otitis media--an ear infection. Doc needs to look at the ear. Pain radiating to jaw line is suggestive of TMJ disease, but not conclusive. Throat irritation may be related to ear disease or separate matter. Again, this really needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is peroxide draining into my throat from using it in my ears going to hurt me? It burns and stings really bad when it hits my throat

Is peroxide draining into my throat from using it in my ears going to hurt me? It burns and stings really bad when it hits my throat

Not normal: Normally, there is no connection from the outer ear canal to the throat. If water or ear drops goes from one's ear canal into the throat, an ENT specialist can evaluate to see what happened. The ENT doctor can manually clear out wax and debris by using a microscope, and then check for ear problems such as a hole in one's eardrum. ...Read more

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Doc gave ear drops for infection/itching but have tubes in ears and when drops go in tubes it stings. How can I make the drops stay out of the tubes?

Doc gave ear drops for infection/itching but have tubes in ears and when drops go in tubes it stings. How can I make the drops stay out of the tubes?

May be Drug Allergy: The name of the ear drops being used has not been given however the discomfort described may be due to an allergic sensitivity or reaction to one of the components in the ear drops. These types of reactions are not uncommon and a change in medication may be necessary. Recommend you return to your doctor for examination to determine the cause of your symptoms and make medication changes. ...Read more

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Painful/ Stinging sensation in lymph nodes all over my body can it be HIV Related? Also have been Having bad head aches, along with an inner ear pain.

Painful/ Stinging sensation in lymph nodes all over my body can it be HIV Related? Also have been Having bad head aches, along with an inner ear pain.

Possible but: There are many other far more common causes which may also be serious. Inner ear pain and headaches are not the usual presentation for HIV however. You need to see your doctor to obtain some blood tests. ...Read more

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For the last few days I've had a hard to describe feeling in my left ear kinda feels like water but not really. And then when I swallow the left side of my throat hurts and I get somewhat of itchy to stinging feeling in the same ear. I've tried tyle?

Pain radiating: Pain from the throat frequently radiates to the ears. I would recommend focusing more on why the throat hurts rather than the ear. You can visualize the throat much better than the ear without a doctor. Regardless, maybe your doctor or an urgent care may lead you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Possible I could have oral cancer? But would your tongue and throat hurt at same time? I also have ear pain, jaw pain, throat stings hard to swallow

Possible I could have oral cancer? But would your tongue and throat hurt at same time? I also have ear pain, jaw pain, throat stings hard to swallow

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation. ...Read more