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What can I put in my ear canal to remove an infection

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unlikely: The odds are greatly in your favor against any kind of transmission.

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
You may need: to consistently clean the ear phones (if they are like buds).
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Dry skin: Have your doctor look inside your ear canal with the otoscope. They will be able to see dry skin, wax, infection and other things. This way you will g ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Otitis: Likely otitis from using Q-tips. Try ear drops that are used for that purpose. See ENT doc if necessary.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
TMJ dysfunction: The most ear pain and ear itching is not caused by an inner ear infection, rather, TMJ more commonly is the culprit. The good news is that after the ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Possible Herpes: See your ENT specialist to rule out herpes and to get started on the proper medication if that is the diagnosis.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Tincture of time: And try not to submit to scratching the itch too much. This is likely self limited. Ask your doctor if there is some type of moisturizing or anti-it ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not ascariasis: Ascaris does not affect any body areas except intestines and, rarely, liver and lungs. They do not migrate to the ear; whatever you are experiencing h ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: It is clear you have made some assumptions about what is going on. Without a proper exam, it is hard to consider using a prescription at all, much les ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antibiotics: If you have a sinus infection and those symptoms then you would need an antibiotic, a steroid nasal spray, two days of a decongestant spray such as af ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear tubes: If the tube has come out and infections return, it is reasonable to replace the tube. Consider adenoidectomy if it hasn't been done yet. Don't worry ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Dermatitis: It's best that you see your Family Doc or Dermatologist for evaluation. Or ask for video Virtual Consult w/HealthTap doc who can see what you're refer ... Read More
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