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Dr. Dia Arpon
Dr. Dia Arpon answered
26 years experience Psychiatry
Swimmers ear: It is possible to get flea bites but they are usually itchy. If you have been swimming lately, you may have an otitis external or swimmers ear. Make s ... Read More

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
Do you wear earrings: this could be contact allergic reaction or infection. See dermatologist
A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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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
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Any insect can enter your ear, but it is unusual. Hope this helps!
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 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.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Theoretically: Yes.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Humans are generally immune to feline ear mites.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
16 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.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Possible....: But highly unlikely.

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