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Doctor insights on: Remedies For 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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I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

I have ear canal infection and swelling, what to do for treatment?

Call doctor: Call your physician to get an appointment to get your ear looked at, then appropriate medication can be prescribed. ...Read more

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Recently my right ear canal has been really itchy. I also have TMJ on that same side. Is there a connection? If so, what type of remedy do you suggest

Recently my right ear canal has been really itchy. I also have TMJ on that same side. Is there a connection? If so, what type of remedy do you suggest

External otitis: Itching of the ear strongly suggests external otitis or "swimmers ear". Keep your ear dry. No q-tips. Use ear drops devised for this problem from a pharmacy. ...Read more

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Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this ? What treatment is available ?

Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this ? What treatment is available ?

Ear itch: Itcing usually suggest allergy. Dullness of hearing could be ear wax . However, the combination suggest possible nerve irritation or damage......Contact an ear speicalist for a complete exam. ...Read more

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I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies. Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?

I have a mild swelling in my left ear from sinus drainage and allergies.  Is there a home remedy I can use to clear any bacteria from my ear canal?

Not related: The ears and sinuses are not directly connected and from your description, I cannot tell if the problem is from a bacterial infection or something else. It is best for you to get these checked out by your doctor. Once the diagnosis has been made, then you can decide on what kind of Rx may be best for you ...Read more

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I have severe burning in both ear canals. I have recently started wearing in the ear hearing aids. Is this a common problem and should I see a gp ?

I have severe burning in both ear canals. I have recently started wearing in the ear hearing aids. Is this a common problem and should I see a gp ?

Fitting: I don't know what exactly is causing the burning in your ear canals, but hearing aids must be properly fit before wearing them. Not all dispensers of hearing aids take the time required to do this properly, and sometimes a licensed audiologist may be needed for this purpose. ...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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Stuffy in one nose, pressure under ears and a slight burning sensation in my head?

Stuffy in one nose, pressure under ears and a slight burning sensation in my head?

Nasal congestion/ear: May be TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome ( do you feel cracking when placing fingers in front of ears and opening mouth?) or possibly gastrointestinal reflux -can try prevacid /ranitidine if not allergic or just an upper respiratory infection or sinusitis/otitis. Rarely can even be lyme disease. F/U with doc ...Read more