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What does it mean when my ears are burning?

What does it mean when my ears are burning?

Need more info: The question "were your ears burning?" is a saying people use when someone they were just talking about shows up or calls. I've never heard it used in a medical context because it is not a symptom or feeling typically ascribed to any disease of the ear that I'm aware of. If you are having pain in your ears you may have an infection but even infections will feel different if in middle ear or canal ...Read more

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Without noticing, I used expired Debrox. My ear started burning so I flushed them out with water, but one of them is ringing. What should I do?

Without noticing, I used expired Debrox. My ear started burning so I flushed them out with water, but one of them is ringing. What should I do?

Settles down: Expired medications rarely cause any problems. You may be experiencing something else. Have your doctor take a look if it persists. Straight water irrigation of the ear not a good idea. ...Read more

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Just yesterday the outer edge if my ear started burning, and itchy and it is red and a little warm. The inside of my ear feels fine. What could it be?

Just yesterday the outer edge if my ear started burning, and itchy and it is red and a little warm. The inside of my ear feels fine. What could it be?

Perichondritis: You may have an infection of the skin or covering of the cartilage of the ear which is the structure that gives the ear its shape. It may be cellulitus beginning you should have it checked. ...Read more

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How do I stop my ears burning even if it's not hot?

How do I stop my ears burning even if it's not hot?

Depends on cause.: How long has this been going on? Sometimes this is due to sensitivity to body and hair products. See if using hypoallergenic products and avoiding fragrances, including in soaps and detergents, too, for skin, clothes, and bedding, stops this. If not, then you need to be seen by a doc to get to the bottom of the problem. ...Read more

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Why does my ear have a burning feeling sometimes?

Why does my ear have a burning feeling sometimes?

OTALGIA: Examination of the ear during auri can reveal otitis externa or otitis media due to eustachian tube connection after blowing of nose. Burning feeling can be irritation of the ear canal after too much cleaning of the ears. ...Read more

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My son ear's are burning and really red all on the outside and behind his ears and persistent coughing what could it be?

My son ear's are burning and really red all on the outside and behind his ears and persistent coughing what could it be?

Umm, hard to say.: There is really nothing specific about the symptoms you describe for your son that gives us a clue as to what exactly is going on medically. A cough with a rash conjures up all sorts of possibilities.... How old is your son? Does he have fever? Does the rash go away--or is it persistent? Why is your child taking Aspirin daily? ...As you can see, there are too many questions unanswered. See your md. ...Read more

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I just used my neti pot to irrigate on my left nostril and my right ear started burning like salt on an open wound. What's going on?

I just used my neti pot to irrigate on my left nostril and my right ear started burning like salt on an open wound.  What's going on?

Hard to know: If the saline solution is properly balanced, it should not sting. It will sting if the salt concentration is too high, but this may be exacerbated if there is irritation of the throat in the area of the right eustachian tube (tube that drains inner R ear). Whether solution reaches the throat sinuses depends on flushing velocity and head position. Using a squeeze bottle helps to control velocity. ...Read more

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I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?

I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?

?infection: You may have an infection and this is affecting your swallowing, and causing your other symptoms. See the Dr. for an evaluation as if it is found to be likely bacterial in origin, you may need antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My face and ears are burning all the time why is this?

My face and ears are burning all the time why is this?

Face/ear burning: Could be allergies ,reflux, topical medications like salicylic acid, Vit A, sun sensitivity when on tetracyclines, minocycline,cervical disc disease, hyperpyrexia, an unusual form of trigeminal neuralgia, rarely MS ...Read more

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I have been having burning sensation in my head it doesn't stay I'm the same spot my ears have had a burning sensation too and sometimes pain?

I have been having burning sensation in my head it doesn't stay I'm the same spot my ears have had a burning sensation too and sometimes pain?

The nerves in the...: head and face are intricately wired & densely packed. The brain can get confused about where a sensation is coming from. Pain, burning, throbbing and other unpleasant sensations that recur are signs that a sensory nerve may be irritated or inflamed. Just because it's confined to your head doesn't mean it's "all in your head". Please see a doctor! ...Read more

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I found a tick in the upper part of my ear now it is burning and itching all the time what can I do to get it to quit itching?

I found a tick in the upper part of my ear now it is burning and itching all the time what can I do to get it to quit itching?

Hc cream: if the tick as inyour skin less than 24 hours and there is minimal redness, over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% would ok to try, antihistamines might benefit you as well ...Read more

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The last four nights my right ear has been burning which has caused a heat spot but tonight both ears are burning , is there anything I can do?

The last four nights my right ear has been burning which has caused a heat spot but tonight both ears are burning , is there anything I can do?

More info needed: Are your ears hot to touch,or red? Have you used any products that you may be having an allergic reaction to? New earrings/ nickle exposure? Blood pressure issues? Infections? Treatment depends on the source of the irritation. Consider cool compresses, an antihistamine, or a topical cortisone depending on the possible source of the problem.Consult again with more info for specific suggestions ...Read more

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I just got punched in the nose realy hard and now my head is hurting and my ear is hurting and burning realy bad.

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I just got punched in the nose realy hard and now my head is hurting and my ear is hurting and burning realy bad.

? Broken nose: If you got punched hard in the nose, i would be concerned for a nasal bone fracture. You should have this checked out. Given your headache and ear pain, i would recommend seeing your doctor as soon as possible or even going to the emergency room to have them evaluate. ...Read more

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My ears feel like they are burning?

My ears feel like they are burning?

Redness?: Could be skin rash , inflammed cartilage or part of flushing on face. Inflammation of cartilage on both ears can be associated with inflammation. Redness can be part of systemic infection or even allergic reaction. Short term cold compresses and antiinflammatories. Watch for other symptoms than see doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What would make my ears feel like they are burning (not inside, but around the top)? My blood pressure is normal.

What would make my ears feel like they are burning (not inside, but around the top)? My blood pressure is normal.

Dilation: When blood vessels dilate, we feel warmth. Sunlight, emotion, alcohol, certain medications are all examples that can do this. There are others. It's not a disease. ...Read more