Red burning ear

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I'm a 21 yo girl and I've been getting this since about September of 2016. It is nearly always the right ear. Basically,usually in the evenings, especially in cold months, or after a shower, my right ear becomes very red and it feels very uncomfortable and burns. My left ear is nearly always fine and I don't get headaches associated with it.

Does anyone know what this red ear syndrome could be caused by?


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    Hello, that's sounds very strange.  So you're not seemingly suffering ETD (Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

    like many on this Forum do.

    Do you think it could be allergy related ?  Maybe you should speak to your doctor to try and find out what

    could be wrong.  Have you had your ears pieced ? where that ear has become infected.


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      Hi Anne thank you for the reply! smile

      I have actually asked my doc about it recently and she had no clue what it could be! Though she'd never heard of red ear syndrome. Anyway she checked my ears and she did notice I have a little more veins in the right ear. But nothing more...

      I don't think it is allergies as it is clearly affected by temperature, tieredness or touch, also I do not have my ears pierced. I agree it is very odd aha.

      I might ask another doc about it but I'm worried he won't know what it could be either. It's not painful but annoying and uncomfortable.

      I was wondering if it could be linked to blood pressure?

      Thanks again for answering smile

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      Morning,  I'd stay blood pressure is unlikely, but always worth getting it checked out.

      Why don't you Google your symptoms and read what is says.

      Good Luck


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    I consulted a few ENT specialists and they informed me that I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction as well. I was advised to take nasonex nasal spray which did not work. I decided to continue to seek further assistance and consulted another ENT, which told me that I have very dry ear wax and ear eczema. I was prescribed Elocon lotion to help settle my ear eczema. However, I would recommend that you seek an ENT or ear specialist as they would know more than your GP but do seek a few opinions because most of the ENT I consulted are hopeless in my opinion..

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