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There is some sort of burning in my inner ear?

There is some sort of burning in my inner ear?

Candle?: If you have a burning pain in your inner ear and it does not go away quickly you should be examined by your primary care doctor or an ENT doctor. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...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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I have inner & middle hearing loss, a perforated ear drum (burning pain in my ear 6/12) Consultant sending me for CT what will this diagnose ?

I have inner & middle hearing loss, a perforated ear drum  (burning pain in my ear 6/12) Consultant sending me for CT what will this diagnose ?

Mastoid infection: If you have chronic otitis media with a perforation of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) with otorrhea (drainage), you otologist wants to identify the presence and location of disease (infection) in the mastoid bone ( the bone directly behind the ear. This bone has air cells that may be infected and need to be removed for cure. Hearing improvement is NOT the goal of surgery. Safety and dryness. ...Read more

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My heart rate's been fluctuating quickly 80-170bpm for a week. Ekg and labs normal, mitral valve prolapse on echo. Burning in inner ears today. Ideas?

My heart rate's been fluctuating quickly 80-170bpm for a week. Ekg and labs normal, mitral valve prolapse on echo. Burning in inner ears today. Ideas?

Do you have SVT?: It you have supraventricular tachycardia diagnosed cilnically or on holter monitor, there are a variety of ways to approach it -- i used to have it (and mild prolapse on echo) and found that simply staying in really good aerobic shape worked better than meds, as the textbooks confirm. This is one for a good general physician or a caridologist. ...Read more

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If you're off-balanced, should you check your inner ear health?

If you're off-balanced, should you check your inner ear health?

Yes: If any balance problems last more than a week or so, or if they are severe, get it checked out. Other concerning things might be associated hearing loss, ringing, and pain or drainage from the ears. You can look up some balance exercises online to help with the balance in the meantime. Your local ENT will evaluate you and likely test the hearing as well. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What can cause your inner ear to tickle and sometimes itch?

What can cause your inner ear to tickle and sometimes itch?

Skin inflammation: Almost all of my patients with this complaint "clean their ears." they use qtips or peroxide or other measures to remove wax from the canal. The wax is there for a reason - it protects the ear canal skin. When the skin is unprotected it gets inflamed and can itch. Stop cleaning your ears! other reasons can include sensitivity to shampoos, soaps or hair products that get in the ear. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: inner ear?

What is the definition or description of: inner ear?

Internal part of ear: The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and the semi-circular canals (balance). ...Read more

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What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

What is in the inner ear that would cause black outs?

Balance organ: the inner ear is also responsible for balance. Can cause vertigo. Not usually black outs. See your MD ASAP. ...Read more

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Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?

Starting to suspect something wrong with the inner ear. What kind of disorder or problem would cause discomfort?

Inner ear problem: Discomfort is a difficult symptom to assign a specific cause to. Your best course is to see an otolaryngologist for a complete head and neck examination. Your work-up will most likely include a hearing test +/- balance test depending on your symptoms. A special MRI may be needed. ...Read more