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Sunday, January 17, 2010 Nikki, Community Member, asks

Q: Outside EAR Pain - Ear lobe pain Severe

The upper outside of my ear first started feeling like a hair or something tickling it, then it progressed to where I had a spot that hurt so bad I couldn't touch it. I would rub around the spot until I could touch it and when I held my hand over it to warm it up it would go away. It gradually, over 2 years spread and got worse. Now my entire outside ear is very painful, extremely so that I can't touch it at times. Usually cold will make it start. Sometimes if I can get heat to it then it will go away and other times that don't help anymore. Now my other ear (outside) is starting the same way. I need to find out what this is. I am diabetic and it took years for it to be diagnoised even tho I went for testing, so I have neuropathy in my feet. Hope someone can help about the ears. Thanks.

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
1/18/10 3:58pm

Hi Nikki,


What you are experiencing with your ears could be connected with your nerves also.  I recommend contacting your physician to discuss your symptoms.  You may receive a referral to a specialist.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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dalley67, Community Member
12/24/12 11:12am

I went to see my Ent.He suggested a mouth guard.I don't grind my teeth when I sleep,I guess I grit them because of dislocated jaw.I bought the guard and have been using it for only about 3 days.Noticed the ear pain has subsided and sinus drainage is alot better.Hope this helps You can get them at any pharmacy.Walmart has 2 for 18.37 online.I bought mine at target before checking prices.Someplaces are totally off the wall on prices.

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By Nikki, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/12, First Published: 01/17/10