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What does it mean when the inside of my ear is always itchy

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Itchy ear canal: A persistently itchy ear canal is often seen in patients who avidly "clean" their ear with q-tips, stripping the canal of the protective and lubricant... Read More
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Ear skin is angry: It means your ear canal skin is angry. Either from exposure to external irritants such as shampoos or soaps or from your misguided attempts to clean y... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sire
Dermatology 54 years experience
Have evaluation: You should have this evaluated as you may have an infection or a contact dermatitis. See your physican.
Dr. Kenneth Van Stralen
Dentistry 37 years experience
Multiple causes: You symptoms could have many causes. You will need to see your physician for a clinical examination. Generally it is not a good idea to put things in ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Stop/get seen: H2O2 turns to water and makes your canal a breeding ground for germs. You are not doing anything good by putting this in your ear. Stop and see someon... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis. Try dandruff shampoo, Hydrocortisone cream. Dermatologist more likely than ear dr to know how to treat this.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Has it been: medically evaluated. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Imbalance: Usually a virus or an allergy. Have your doc look in your ear and nose, throat.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: A person with such symptoms can check her ears by her primary care doctor (or some practitioner who can look in her ear). There may be wax and debris ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Healing: The itch is a healing response from the irritation caused by the ear flush. See your doctor for treatment.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Allergic?: I wonder if it's an allergy but some elements make me think of shingles which is less common at your age. If it becomes painful see your doctor to ge... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Itchy spots: Hard to tell what they are, if they come and go they may be hives, but i suggest you see a dermatologist to give you a proper diagnosis. Btw alcohol m... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurentiu Boeru
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Ear canal itching: It can be bacterial or fungus may be involved.

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