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i keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy is this allergies or something else

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tzanetos
18 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be: These symptoms do suggest possible allergy. They also suggest eustachian tube dysfunction which can accompany allergies or sinus infections. Allergy t ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be: Cracking or popping in the ears often is due to plugging of the tube that runs from the ear to the back of the throat, which can become swollen and no ... Read More
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Dr. Isaac Namdar
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Itching : Itching of the inner aspect of the ears is a very uncomfortable condition affecting many paitents. As this is an area of the body not accessible for ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Bacteria: The external ear canal is a moist place. Normal skin bacteria is located here and can grow to annoying levels, hence the itch. This can be compounded ... Read More
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Dr. Abby Caplin
39 years experience Integrative Medicine
Dry skin: You should perhaps have a dermatologist take a look. Sometimes psoriasis can be the problem. Topical corticosteroids can bring you relief.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not per se but: You will likely need to get any nasal congestion under control . Consider trying a nasal steroid for a week or so and see if this helps. If not, con ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
A few other things: Sinus infections, severe congestion are other possibilities.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Ear draining: Time to see an ear nose throat specialist for diagnosis and treatment.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Dryness : May need a good moisturizer like aveeno (oatmeal) or eucerin.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy vs fungus: This could be an allergic reaction although it should be everywhere on your body, not just scalp, ears and groin. It could very well be that the Cepha ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you and examining you it is impossible to say what is going on. It is certainly possible that you have an ear infection, but in additio ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
You may have: unknown allergies. Your symptoms seem consistent with environmental allergies resulting in allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Try taking an OTC non-sed ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Unsure: Did you eat anything unusual? If you think you may have had an allergic event you should carefully list all you consumed and look at the ingredients. ... Read More
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