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Extreme outer ear pain: What can it be?

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Aug 8, 2023 | Replies (402)

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i am 75 just started getting this outer ear pain while sleeping it wakes me and it only on outer ear cartlidge, and not even laying on it? what is causing it?

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Hi, I just found out it's called Chondrodermatitis...caused by the pressure of the pillow on the ear. They found out there is a pillow, called "The original pillow with a hole", made in England. Cost $66 on Amazon. The ear fits nicely in that pillow hole, and will get rid of that horrific pain. Google "pillow with hole" and you can see videos how it works.

Relapsing polychondritis?