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

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
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Wax: Wax can make ears itchy and wax can be brown to orange or reddish in colour . Ear examination can confirm the diagnosis.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Head & Shoulders: First try washing daily with head and shoulders shampoo and let the lather sit in the ear canal for a minute prior to washing out, then apply a touch ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rausch
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic dermatitis. Try OTC 2% hydrocortisone
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perichondritis: You may have an infection of the skin or covering of the cartilage of the ear which is the structure that gives the ear its shape. It may be cellulit ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You may have an: External ear infection (otitis externa). Please seek medical evaluation for this.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? External ear infection: common, better see your doctor, you may need prescription medication, good luck
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Infection : See your doctor for a culture of the flaky skin and evaluation. Sometimes a chronic infection always exuding may be the cause. Your doctor can get a ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Rickert
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph node/cyst: A doctor should evaluate it but it may be an lymph node or a cyst that is inflammed locally. Fever, pain, redness all point towards a localized infect ... Read More
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Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
There's a reason ...: ... your mom told you to "wash behind your ears." Dirt accumulates easily behind your ears as gravity causes scalp sweat, dirt and bacteria to migrat ... Read More

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