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A few days ago I felt a sharp pain on the back side of my head and above my ear. This morning I had tingling from my ear down my neck on the same side?

A few days ago I felt a sharp pain on the back side of my head and above my ear. This morning I had tingling from my ear down my neck on the same side?

Neck pain: Occipital neuralgia. The greater occipital nerve runs between the muscles of the neck and provides sensation to the scalp behind the ear and up to the back of the head. When the muscles are are in spasm, headaches and tingling occurs. The pain is relieved with massage, physical therapy, and injections of the occipital nerve. Sometimes a pinched nerve in the neck (C3/4) can cause similar pain. ...Read more

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 am feeling a very mild pain more like a tingling in my left ear and beneath the ear and left side of throat and left jaw line for past 2 days.

I am feeling a very mild pain more like a tingling in my left ear and beneath the ear and left side of throat and left jaw line for past 2 days.

More info needed: I wonder if there may have been any prior trauma or injury in the area involved. Also dental pain or prior dental work may have irritated the facial nerve. If the pain persists, i recommend evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having an itching/tingling sensation in my ear canals for 4 days now. My ears also feel full of pressure. It happens happens throughout the day and it wakes me up at night. What is this?

I have been having an itching/tingling sensation in my ear canals for 4 days now. My ears also feel full of pressure. It happens happens throughout the day and it wakes me up at night. What is this?

Go to doctor ASAP.: You could have an inflammation called otitis externa. You need to see your family doctor as soon as possible or go to an emergency room or even a quick care clinic to get and antibiotic. Oit is highly possible that you can also have an otitis media. ...Read more

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I have this weird tingling sensation like in my ear area and runs down to part of my neck and cheek. Feels weird like inside. What can it be?? Std?

I have this weird tingling sensation  like in my ear area and runs down to part of my neck and cheek. Feels weird like inside. What can it be?? Std?

STD ?: An infection of the throat can give referred discomfort to the ear especially if the eustation tube has become blocked. Neuritis of the one of the nerves that provides sensation to the external ear canal can sometimes present with throat or neck parasthesias (cranial nerve V, VII and VIII) You are probably going to have to have a good neuro exam and a good look in both the throat and ear. ...Read more

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I have a tingling sensation in my left ear, I have been congested for a week and a half and I am nauseated. Do I need to see a doctor?

I have a tingling sensation in my left ear, I have been congested for a week and a half and I am nauseated. Do I need to see a doctor?

See the Barber- Huh?: I would've toughed it out thinking it was allergies, gluten, or too much Royal Baby on TV if not for the nausea. Sounds like it's getting complicated. Or are you possibly PMS'ing? I'd say you've given it the good 'ole college try. Now, "Let a professional handle this one ma'am" as the tall, broad shouldered, rugged looking stranger draws a tongue blade from his black bag & says, "Stick 'em out!". ...Read more

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I get tingling in my right temple including ear and sometimes extending down side of right cheek. Usually happens while standing. Periodic.

I get tingling in my right temple  including ear and sometimes extending down side of right cheek.  Usually happens while standing. Periodic.

Seek a doctor : More history needed and at least a visual exam to come up with an accurate diagnosis or at least reasonable differential diagnosis. I hope you feel better soon and see a doctor for help. ...Read more