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what does it mean when your ears itch

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Irritation: Itching is caused by low level irritation to the area. The question then becomes; what is causing the irritation. Often itching in the ear could be ca ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: You may have otitis externis or some other diagnosis causing this that needs to be treated. See your doctor to get this treated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Davidson
50 years experience Periodontics
Probably infection: Probably means an infection of some sort, possibly of your ear, but also possibly an early sore throat. Try sipping very hot water or thin hot tea an ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Ng
Dr. Henry Ng answered
19 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Anti-histamine: Red itchy watery eyes, itchy nose, sneezing, and itchy throat can all be symptoms of allergic rhinitis or hayfever. You can try over-the-counter anti ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Viral or allergic: Suggest taking your temperature to try to distinguish the two. Try salt water gargles and other supportive treatments to keep more comfortable.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Allergies: This sounds like you have some allergies. Dust in homes can be tainted with lead dust, cockroach dander, pet dander, cigarrette smoke, among other t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Should not: These medicines are allergy medicines that help allergy symptoms including itching.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Infection : May be an infection of the outer ear passage called otitis external. You could try some drops containing alcohol which you can get from your pharmacis ... Read More
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Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cortaid (hydrocortisone): A little Cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream on external ear canal might help. Stop using qtips also!
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