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what does it mean when the inside of your ear canal itches

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There are a number: small arteries and veins that course through the area of the ear canal and may be close to the surface of the skin. It would not be unreasonable for y ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You probably have seborrheic dermatitis which is a chronic disease.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Itching ears: You may have otitis externa or swimmers ear as well as serous otitis or fluid in your ears . See an ear doctor for help.
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Otitis externa: This could be due to inflammation of the ear canal caused by eczema or fungal infection. There are ear drops that treat these conditions. Impacted wax ... Read More
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Go to doctor ASAP.: You could have an inflammation called otitis externa. You need to see your family doctor as soon as possible or go to an emergency room or even a qu ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Seborrhea: Oftentimes can cause scale, redness or itch of the ears.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eczema: Could be due to wax in the ear canal or eczema of the ear canals with dry skin. Best to see your otolaryngologist for an exam and appropriate treatmen ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? infection: Of the ear canal (otitis extrna) dry ears as dry skin can invite infection hence itching, allergy meds won't help, a prescription ear drops would help ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Mineral oil: Would be better since it might dissolve cerumen that could be causing itching. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ram Madasu
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT doctor: These infections may be from a yeast or fungal infection in the ear canal. These are treated differently than bacterial infections.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Best to see MD: Best to see MD to be sure you did not damage eardrum/Tympanic Membrane.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Murray Grossan
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Baby oil and Benadry: Usually this is due to absence of natural wax, due to getting shampoo in your ear. Once the shampoo gets in the ear canal, it remains in place. Than, ... Read More

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