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What causes a warm sensation in my ear?

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Dr. Sumit Bhatti

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Posted on Mon, 19 Jan 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have a warm sensation in my ear? What could be causing this?
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Get your ear checked for signs of infection or inflammation.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. A transient sensation of warmth in the ear may have no significance if it is due to increased blood flow or a referred sensation (as the ear is supplied sensation by many nerves that supply a vast area from the head, neck, chest to the upper abdomen).

2. A persistent warm sensation in the ear will require a check-up as this is likely to be due to early inflammation or infection.

3. Is there any decreased hearing, any previous ear trauma (even minor such as ear cleaning), wax build-up or have you recently gone swimming?

If you have any more questions I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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