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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?
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
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?
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
NO: This is just too vague to be able to tell you the cause. ...Read more
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
Stinging burning inside ears, itchy stinging scalp above ears, very painful stiffening of neck behind ears & down to shoulders, stinging skin of arm.?
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?
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
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?,
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.
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?
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
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
Touching what seems to be a vein (horizontally) behind my left ear I feel pain/sting sensation. Back of head and neck pain for a month. Artery pain?
Not clear: Weird symptoms, should have medical professional check you out. Could be atypical infection. ...Read more
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
Non-stop (constant) 600 hz ring in my right ear since over 24 hours, with pressure and stinging pain once in awhile.?
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 have the antipryine-benzocaine. Why does it sting/hurt when I install in my ear? Am I doing it wrong?
I've been feeling a little stinging under my earlobe and in my ear and when I press under my earlobe it's tender to touch. What could it be?
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
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
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
My daughter just got her ears pierced and was told to use rubbing alcohol, is there an alternative to this that will not burn or sting?
Piercing ears: It's a puncture wound. Soap and water will do but will not be pain free. Rinse well. ...Read more
Have very painful spot on top and in the folf of my ear. It is also flaky and it stings. What is it and how can I get rid of it? Not cancerous.
Is it normal for my son to have a stinging sensation in his eyes when initially putting ear drops in his ears? Lt.Ear, lt. Eye, rt. Ear, rt. Eye,
No: No. That is unusual and unexpected.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
If I poke a certain spot in front of my right ear I feel a slight stinging sensation. If I do it to the left ear I feel nothing. Salivary gland?
Hard to know: Hard to know without more information. Best bet would be an evaluation by an ENT doc. ...Read more
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?
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
Female. 26 years. Outer ear (top connecting part) started hurting and swelling, has hard spot/bump. No cut, sting, food allergies/diet change. Help? Fixes?
Have it evaluated: Have this evaluated as soon as possible. While it may be a minor issue you want to rule out a condition known as relapsing polychondritis. ...Read more
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
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
Dad&aunt had psoriasis and I have peeling reddish skin behind my ear by scalp line and stings when touched with water do I have psoriasis?
Possibly: See a drrmatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
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
My inner ear hurts. Like a bee sting. Feels like liquid is moving when I tilt my head. I'm walking around like I have turrets syndrome. Please help.?
I can't help you.: See an ear DR. When you call, indicate that it is urgent. ...Read more
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.
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
I had sore throat, stinging-like pain in ear, and difficulty swallowing food for couple of months now. Could these be symptoms of a serious illness?
Yes: Yes. These symptoms present for a couple of months are troublesome. See an ENT doc for exam ASAP. ...Read more
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