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Doctor insights on: Sporadic Tingling Cold Feeling Pressure Behind Ear

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more


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I have had ringing in ear for years today feels like pressure in ear and pain behind ear down side of neck any ideas?

I have had ringing in ear for years today feels like pressure in ear and pain behind ear down side of neck any ideas?

Ear and neck: Please start by seeing an Ear specialist!
If the ear is the only issue it will be taken care of.
If the side of the neck is troubling to the doctor you will be referred to a neck specialist.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...Read more

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Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?

Have been having pressure in right side of head behind ear for 2 months with dizziness and stiff neck on that side. Ct w/o contast?

Scan, yes: Because you are young the statistics shift toward less serious problems. However, a lesion of some type involving the mastoid or skull base near the mastoid might give you these symptoms. So, yes; you should have scan. Type of scan questionable. For bone CT is best. For other structure MR is best. Talk to your doctor. Contrast helps but we avoid in some conditions. ...Read more

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Does TMD cause tingling and burning in face and head (above and behind ear)? got no help from GP, dentists, oral surgeons, ENT, and neurologists.

Does TMD cause tingling and burning in face and head (above and behind ear)? got no help from GP, dentists, oral surgeons, ENT, and neurologists.

Possibly: But this is not the usually affected area. Have you seen an Orthodontic Specialist to evaluate your occlusion? Malocclusion often associated w TMD. ...Read more

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Had a sudden change in the way my head feels pressure from the inside then sudden headache tinging in face hands and tongue and change in speech. why?

Had a sudden change in the way my head feels pressure from the inside then sudden headache tinging in face hands and tongue and change in speech. why?

Need to examine: 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. It is possible that your symptoms represent postictal reaction.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have tingling on right side of head and in front of right ear along with a cold feeling. What is it??

Neuro: Sounds like a nerve is inflamed. Could be a number of things. You need to go see a Dr. ...Read more

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I heard a boom in my right ear no pain but a funny feeling like liquid but there was nothing and the same feeling but no sound behind ear?

I heard a boom in my right ear no pain but a funny feeling like liquid but there was nothing and the same feeling but no sound behind ear?

Effusion (fluid): It sounds like you might have middle ear fluid. Usually you notice reduced hearing (muffled) but not necessarily noticeable. If these symptoms don't go away in a few weeks, then have a doc look at your ear and eardrum for fluid, retraction, or another hole in eardrum. ...Read more

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Strange, pressure feeling inside ears, as though someone pushing them. Not painful, but feels strange. What's going on? No cold, glands fine, no fever

Strange, pressure feeling inside ears, as though someone pushing them. Not painful, but feels strange. What's going on? No cold, glands fine, no fever

ETD: May be eustachian tube dysfunction where the ventilating tube to the middle ear is blocked by swelling or could have ear wax buildup. Try a warm compress to face and ear to see if it helps, and see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I just got over being sick with a cold and about 2 days after I started to feel better I woke up with a pressure feeling in my head nose ears and neck?

I just got over being sick with a cold and about 2 days after I started to feel better I woke up with a pressure feeling in my head nose ears and neck?

Sinus..: It seems you might be starting a sinus congestion which can cause those symptoms. Usually this may last 7-10 days and if not significant fever, severe pain, worsening over the course of the next few days should be resolved with lots of fluids, rest, decongestants, and anti-inflammatory meds( like ibuprofen if not allergic). If symptoms get worse see your doctor for formal evaluation. ...Read more

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Swelling behind ear and redness it burning down neck deep burning feeling in ear. Any idea?

Swelling behind ear and redness it burning down neck deep burning feeling in ear. Any idea?

Swimmer's ear: Could be otitis externa or what is commonly called "Swimmer's ear" Which is easily treated. There are OTC treatments for Swimmer's ear, but better to be safe than sorry. You should see your Health Care Provider to be sure. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, off balance. Have fluid behind ear, can this cause dizziness? What causes fluid with no infection?

Feeling dizzy, off balance. Have fluid behind ear, can this cause dizziness? What causes fluid with no infection?

Yes inner ear fluid: causes dizziness since inner ear is sense of balance, use flonase [generic at wlmart only 8 dollars , 1 spray twice a day will help alot , give it 2 weeks , can combine with antihistamine/decongestant pill and oxymetazoline[afrin] or neosynephrine same way but only 3 days a week. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph node behind ear when touched it feels like theres a hard ball in there not on any meds feeling well just got high prolactin levels?

Have swollen lymph node behind ear when touched it feels like theres a hard ball in there not on any meds feeling well just got high prolactin levels?

Location issue: If you are talking about right behind ear, there usually aren't major lymph node chains hanging out unless it is more in the neck region. Something that may feel like lymph node in the area may be blocked duct/follicle. Not sure if this has anything to do with high prolactin levels but this would not be typical. You can try warm compress as if this is a blocked follicle, may help. ...Read more

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I had a sinus cold i believe from the seasons changing. After all my symptoms left i still felt pressure in my left ear and a feeling of a lymph nod..

See : These symptoms can all be see as one recovers from a an upper respiratory infection such as a a "sinus cold". An infection in the left ear should be considered especially if worsening and pain. The lymph node should be evaluated by a doctor if it does not subside as symptoms continue to improve. If tender, less worrisome. ...Read more

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Could a lymph node behind ear be cancerous it feels hard when touched, i haven't got infection am feeling fine other than I have high prolactin levels?

Could a lymph node behind ear be cancerous it feels hard when touched, i haven't got infection am feeling fine other than I have high prolactin levels?

It depends....: Enlarged nodes can be cancerous especially if they are painless and hard to feel. But a lot depends on the size of the lymph node. If it is more than 1cm (half inch) and it increases in size over the next month or two then you need to get a medical exam to make sure it is not cancerous.A biopsy of the node is the best way to find out what is causing it to enlarge. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind ear and on back of neck for over a month. Feeling very tired and nauseous. Should I be concerned?

Hard lump behind ear and on back of neck for over a month. Feeling very tired and nauseous. Should I be concerned?

Need evaluation: Hard lumps can be caused by many things. most causes are temporary and will resolve, like an enlarged lymph node in response to a local infection. However hard lumps it can be found with more serious illness like lymphoma or leukemia. Its very important that you go for evaluation ASAP, especially since you have been feeling tired. Losing weight or having fevers at night are other concerning signs ...Read more

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Day 9 of 10 of Amoxicillin course for ear infection. Have had little pain since day 3. Today feeling pain behind ear.Normal or should I go back to Dr?

Day 9 of 10 of Amoxicillin course for ear infection. Have had little pain since day 3. Today feeling pain behind ear.Normal or should I go back to Dr?

Ear pain: Since you cannot be assessed over the internet the answer is obvious. See the doctor and make sure that you are not developing mastoid infection, or some other issue is present. Good luck and hope this turns out to be a minor issue. ...Read more

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Curious sometimes when i laugh heaps or run a lot i get weird pressure feeling behind my ears on my head i also get lot of headache n neckache.Answers?

Curious sometimes when i laugh heaps or run a lot i get weird pressure feeling behind my ears on my head i also get lot of headache n neckache.Answers?

A couple of things: To consider. Make sure your sinuses are ok, Flonase is good at night, it may help to kep ears draining because eustachion tube drains into the throat, Flonase may keep open . The other is if you clinch or grind your teeth at night. This is called sleep related bruxism, dentists call it tmjd, TMJ for short. This can be treated medically but if this is the case look up bruxism, bring info 2 doc. ...Read more

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Hard painless lump behind ear had no infection scared it could be sumthing more am having lot of sweats and feeling tired?

Hard painless lump behind ear had no infection scared it could be sumthing more am having lot of sweats and feeling tired?

Lymph node.: It could just be a swollen lymph node. Make an appointment to see your doctor to have this examined. ...Read more

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I have otitis media and fluid behind my ears and a feeling of pressure, am on betaclav for 5 days and sinucon. when will the pressure go away?

Nasal congestion: you are already on amoxacillin clavunate and antihistamine and decongestant
what will help is saline nose spray every 8 hrs and steam inhalation in the form of a vaporiser
if no response your physician may use prednisone to treat your sinuses ...Read more