What causes burning pain behind right ear?
may be neuropathy- abnormal nerve function
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It is probably neuralgia or nerve related pain as you stated.
Burning pain is one of the typical presentations of neuralgia.
It is possible if medication that is normally used for neuralgia is prescribed for you by your doctor, it may help.
Neuralgia is due to neuropathy which is abnormal function of the nerves.
There are different possible causes such as: (1) vitamin b12 or folate deficiency
(3)trauma to the nerves eg compression of the nerves, trauma to an area
(4)liver or kidney disease
(5)neurological diseases such as stroke, ms
(6)exposure to toxins
(7)infection such as shingles
(8)idiopathic- cause is not found
Your doctor can determine if it is nerve related by physical examination.
Blood tests such as vitamin b12 or folate deficiency, screening for diabetes, checking the liver and kidney , rule out infection.
There are meds for nerve pain , as mentioned , eg gabapentin, tegretol, lyrica, amitriptyline.
These are medications that are also used for epilepsy or depression but are also used for nerve related pain in persons with no history of depression or epilepsy.
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
yes, your primary care doctor can assess and help you
Yes, your PCP would be able to assess you and prescribe medication to help.
TMJ dysfunction is a condition involving the jaw and surrounding muscles, if it is still ongoing, it is possible that is having some impact but your doctor would likely still want to check for other possible causes as well
Please feel free to ask anything else
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