Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

flea in ear in human

A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Good question: Chloe, fleas generally like fur so unlikely they would be too interested in your ear! However, any insect that gets in an ear can be uncomfortable. ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr.
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Bug in ear?: You may have something in your ear like a bug or moth: How to get it out safely: http://www.wikihow.com/Remove-a-Bug-from-Your-Ear
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Any insect can enter your ear, but it is unusual. Hope this helps!
4
4 thanks
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Irrigation: If you have an insect in the ear canal, the safest method to get rid of it is gentle irrigation with warm water, best done by an ENT physician.
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Theoretically: Yes.
1
1 thank
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: I have not seen any case of it. I don't think it's possible for fleas to survive in the area that you asked.
1
1 thank
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Possible....: But highly unlikely.
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Mineral oil: If you do not have a hole or tube in the drum you can suffocate the bug with mineral oil.Lay down on your unaffected ear and have someone fill the out ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Flea in ear: Your doc can rinse out your ear and the flea will come out, along w/ear wax. Peace and good health. Be careful w/Qtips. You don't want to puncture ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not to worry: Dog fleas preferentially stick with dogs. They generally do not like humans and will drop off if they land on a human. A flea in your ear would, if ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria Martins
35 years experience Emergency Medicine
Insect in ear: First thing to do is smother it so it stops moving. An oily ear drop, vegetable oil or even mineral oil to fill the ear canal will work. Press on ou ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month