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What can be the reason for burning sensation in the right ear ?

I have this burning sensesation in my righ ear. Comes and goe for some time now. Originaly it could last a few minutes and was never frequent so I could just ignore it. curently it lasts more than five minutes and its surface area has increased to include the eye . when I explain it to the doctors they dont seem to get what am saying so am still living with it but very scared
Asked On : Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
The burning pain in the ear could either be severe pain that can originate due to an infection in the ear. If you have noticed some kind of discharge from the ear or some hearing loss. Also, it could be due to a prodrome of herpes zoster where a burning sensation in a particular region, preceded the appearance of small fluid filled rash. This would be likely if you have suffered from chicken pox before.
I would suggest you see an ENT specialist so that an infection can be reasonably ruled out.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 25 Apr 2012
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sreenivas's  Response
hi bridget
welcome to HCM

burning sensation of your EAR which has increased to include you eyes is very nonspecific, thats the reason the physicians are not able to come to a conclusion
pl be more specific so that we can help you out.
consult an ENT surgeon so that he can rule out the ear related cause

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HIV AIDS Specialist Dr. (Prof). Ram's  Response
you may have trigeminal neralgia please go to a neurologist
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