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Why Do My Ears Both Get Red And Hot Sometimes
Doctor can evaluate: Some people's ears reddened and quite warm, off and on for no apparent reason. This happens when the blood flow to the ears is increased. Some people have such symptoms with allergic reactions, embarrassment, stress, anxiety, changes in ambient temperature, or maybe even certain foods or drinks. Doctors can evaluate for a medical problem in which "vasoactive" chemicals are flowing in the blood. ...Read more
Vasodilation: The outer ear or pinna has a rich blood supply and sometimes, the nerves that dilate (expand) those blood vessels (branches of the vagus nerve) become activated and the blood vessels dilate and give a red color to the pinna and a warm feeling. It is of no clinical significance. ...Read more
My ears get hot and red for no reason is it something to be worried about? And sometimes I feel pressure in my head is that normal
My cheeks and tops of my ears get red, hot and puffy. Happens several times a day for no reason. Just embarrassing or cause for concern.?
Vasodilation: This type of flushing is caused by dilation of the tiny blood vessels in those regions. Heat, spices, embarrassment are some precipitating factors. If these flushing reactions are frequent, severe, and provoked by unknown factors, consult an endocrinologist who will check you for certain conditions like carcinoid, pheocytoma, etc. ...Read more
I have a red ear when I get hot or my ear is knocked. It goes bright red and boiling. Also whenever my ears are hot a black discharge appears on them.
Don't know why:
Your symptoms do not lead to an easy answer.
Suggest ENT exam. ...Read more
Why do my ears get severely hot and bright red for a hour at a time? Blotchy chest too. Hot shower, alcohol, stress, fatigue. Help! Anything I can do?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Itchy red ears: Wonder if you may have allergy to something you're exposed to at night, because allergies do get worse at night and extended exposure is typical for them. What you may be allergic to remains open. Look for potential allergens in your bedroom - pillow, bedding, mites, bed bugs, detergents, personal hygiene items to name a few. ...Read more
Over the last two months my ears started turning red and are hot and feel like they need to "pop", at first it was at the same time everyday, now it happen at random times, and sometimes not at all. What could be the cause?
Red ears: Hello, difficult to say but it sounds like an allergy of some sort, or a drug or alcohol s/effect. DO you take a medicine at that time? Like NICOTINIC ACID to lower cholesterol? That would do it. If my guess is correct just take a 1/2 an aspirin with it and it reduces the s/effects. Thanks ...Read more
If my ears feel hot and red from being outside could that cause a false high reading on ear thermometer?
I don't think so: Since ear thermometer measures internal ear temp, not external ...Read more
I am fourteen years old. Is it normal for my ears to randomly become red and hot, even when I am just sitting in class?
Age: You must be 16 years old to submit questions on this website. Please have your parents submit a quesstion for you. ...Read more
My ears and cheeks turn bright red and really hot, my face and neck turn bloatchy, red and hot when I've even took one sip of alchoal lately what's go?
Alcohol is a: Vasodilator or vasoactive product, which can make the skin vessels of your head and body to dilate and increase blood flow in those areas. When blood flow increases, your skin appears red and hot, or blotchy. You may have develop a sensitivity to alcohol, or is the combination of alcohol with other vasodilators. Most likely you won't have problems if avoiding alcohol for a while. ...Read more
My face gets really red and really hot at times as do my ears. I don't think it's a rash. Can u tell me what could be causing this?
Rosacea?: You may be developing rosacea, a skin disease of unknown cause. It affects about 16 million people and often affects middle aged females of fair complexion. Many triggering factors are known including alcohol. I recommend the website, www. Rosacea. Org, which is a national organization devoted exclusively to people affected with rosacea. Also, a dermatologist is an excellent physcian to evaluate. ...Read more
I was stuck in -20 and my ears were frozen. I got inside and I experienced pain and swelling of my ears now they are hot, red, puffy and painful!?
Chinese medicine?: Sorry to hear about your adventure. Western medicine can address your situation so please see your doc. Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment includes hot/cold, so a chinese med doc may have some treatments and herbs to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Could I be allergic to certain tampons if after having one in for 10 minutes my skin all over starts to get red like a sunburn & my ears feel on fire?
Yes: There may be a fabric, scent or other additive that your body has an intolerance to. Look at the labeling to see what additives are present that differ from other types you have used as that may be the agent you react to. ...Read more
When I drink a certain type of tea, sometimes my ears flush red and feel hot. Is this an allergic reaction? Is it a big deal?
I get very little red itchy bumps on and around my ears that seem to be stress related. What could this be? They also sometimes bleed or have fluid
I have high blood pressure and work out with heavy weights. Lately at the work my face gets red and I get bad pressure in my ears? And have to stop.
How high? Are you taking medications for blood pressure? May ne medications are not enogh. Either you increase the dose or add another one. Do you have chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath at rest or on exertion? .....Back to your doctor asap.
Do not wait. You do not want stroke or heart attack? ...Read more
I have been having red, hot, swollen hands after I eat for about 3 weeks. It's not an immediate reaction thing. Sometimes My ears do the same thing.
I have had an ear ache for a week, now my ears are both red and swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling and get my hearing back?
Go see a doctor: The reasons can be a swimmer's ear or an acute middle ear infection. You need a good physical exam and treatment. Don't dally. It can be serious. ...Read more
I have been having frequent headache in like eye area lately it starts by my ears getting really hot and red then this intense migrane begins what may?
Eyes ears: This is a bit atypical. There is variations of migraine that can behave this way but make sure it does not have a structural association with the nerves in your neck as well by asking the doctor to carefully examine this area. There are preventitve treatments for migraine that your neurologist knows about. ...Read more
I am experiencing toothache, nasal congestion (stuffiness), flushing on my ears neck and top of head, gets really red and hot back of neck mostly ear?
I have this strange ringing in my ears for a few days now also redness from something called tinnitus. What can I do to cure this?
For months I've had skin redness and inflammation behind my ears, where my skin is very fine and delicate clear liquid comes out that becomes a crust?
This could be a: Contact rash from earrings, but also could be eczema. The fluid is because of the inflammation of the layers of skin, which then causes the fluid to build up and the outer layer of skin to leak the fluid out (called serous fluid). You should see your doctor or a dermatologist; either should be able to help you with this problem. ...Read more
I have redness and pain of soft palate that radiate to my ears 4 weeks ago and still. Checked by ENT and dentist, all said nothg wrong. Wat could it be?
Atypical odontalgia: Is a poorly understood pain disorder that is best defined as persistent pain in apparently healthy teeth or adjacent oral tissues (e.g., alveolar bone, gingiva, palate). AO can follow seemingly innocuous dental procedures such as crown preparation, drilling of dentine and teeth cleaning. Rec.: see orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Hi, had a flu and it is better but it hurts to swallow, the back of my tongue is painful constantly and so are my ears with no redness?
May be inflamed: "Flu" is the condition caused by the influenza virus with symptoms of runny nose, fever, sore throat and cough. However, lay people tend to call the ailment that causes vomiting and diarrhea flu also. If you had vomiting with your bout of flu, it would not be unusual to have persistent inflammation in the esophagus, back of throat and tongue with referred pain to the ears for a couple of days. ...Read more
I have swelling of the salivary glands (under my ears and jaw line) and redness and swelling of the tonsils. Mumps or tonsillitis?
Seasonal flu: If it does not resolve in 2 weeks, or it keeps getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.
Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated. Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more
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