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Old 04-13-2012, 09:42 PM
 
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I grew up in a hot, humid country in Asia and have the opportunity of going to college in Chicago, but I'm worried about the weather. I heard that last winter wasn't harsh, but when I visited the city last August/September, my ears started to hurt in the cold wind. It was only September!!! Would it be silly to forgo UIC and go to school in the West Coast? Ear plugs don't always prevent the ear pain but wouldn't it be uncomfortable having to wear a winter cap from late August to March/April every time I'm out? Anyone else has the same problem?
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Mine do the same thing....cover your ears if you're going to be in the cold.....Sept. is a bit early, but if it's cold, it's cold!

Ear plugs won't do the job...you need to cover your ears....earmuffs will work, as will a cap that covers your ears. If this is happening in 50 degree weather, you should see a doctor....there may be something else going on. Being outside in 40 degree weather for extended periods will make my ears hurt, but above that temp...not so much.
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Old 04-14-2012, 06:53 PM
 
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Are you talking inner ear or outer ear?? I get it in the inner even if its not so cold when the wind is blowing. I have thought its related to my Raynauds - but that is only a theory in my part - not confirmed by a doctor. Ear plugs, muffs or one of those headbands that cover the ears help.

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Old 04-15-2012, 07:29 AM
 
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It actually happened when the temperature was in the 60's and it's the inner ear that actually hurts, so I've to go some place warm and it takes about half an hour for the pain to subside. Did you guys ever researched on this? There isn't many answers on the Internet but it seems like it's related to a change in pressure? Some people's nose bleed while others' ears hurt.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:05 PM
 
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If you consider wind in the 60s to be "cold," then stay far away from Chicago. For about half of the year temperatures in the 60s would be a warm day in Chicago. In the winter the temperature frequently drops below zero. The temperature is below freezing (32 degrees) for most of January and February in most winters. This year was much warmer than usual.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:21 PM
 
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It actually happened when the temperature was in the 60's and it's the inner ear that actually hurts, so I've to go some place warm and it takes about half an hour for the pain to subside. Did you guys ever researched on this? There isn't many answers on the Internet but it seems like it's related to a change in pressure? Some people's nose bleed while others' ears hurt.
My ears do that same thing. It doesn't have to be very cold, it's the wind that seems to cause the pain. I wear either a hat or a ski-band. I never looked into, because it hasn't negatively affected my life in any major way.
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