Last night I dreamt that I was thinking of a song, woke up almost screaming, and my right ear was in pain for several minutes. All I could think of was that I had caught something at work.

I use headphones for my job. Sometimes headphones aren't found at my station and I have to find others that have been used by other employees. I disinfect them from top to bottom before I use them, but, now I'm wondering if I have a worm, lice, or something else in my ear?

I'm really concerned as this is the first time this has happened. Sometimes I'll wake up with my ears, one or the other, aching in pain and it wakes me up. I have to sleep on the opposite side, and, I have a hard time sleeping on the right side. It tends to go away within 24 hours and then a few days up to a few months later, it starts all over again.

Any help or suggestions on to what may be going on is so appreciated.

Thanks so much!
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replied February 12th, 2019
That your needs to be examined for possibility of any foreign body or excess wax or an infection. Treatment would depend upon the respective cause in consultation with your doctor.

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