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why does my ear itch so much

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Jeu
43 years experience Family Medicine
Debrox : Debrox eardrops are used to soften earwax so that the earwax can be removed. It has no use in treating an itchy ear. Your symptoms sound more likely ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Debrox: Not a good idea. Debrox is a cerumenolytic agent. Helps soften impacted or hard ear wax. Could cause chemical inflammation of the canal skin. If ears ... Read More

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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Fungal?: One no risk or down side way to go would be to work on a low to no sugar diet, , even moving more toward an antiinflammatory diet ( dairy, grains and ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dry skin: This could be related to eczema of the outer ear. Dry itchy skin of the ear canal is pretty common. There is a prescription ear drop called dermotic e ... Read More
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Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Find out cause: You may have allergic eczema or other issue, and need to see your otolaryngologist for an exam and appropriate treatment.
A 43-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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Walcyk
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Skin or foreign body: This may be from a skin condition such as eczema, or fungus in the ear. It may be ear wax that is irritating the ear canal. It may be something that i ... Read More
A 34-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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Dermatitis: You can get a dermatitis in your inner ear canal just as easy as on another part of your body. Certainly, these types of irriations can be more annoy ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Infection or rash: You might have an inner ear infection or eczema or contact dermatitis. You need to see a doctor for proper evaluation and exam. An infection may be se ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
External otitis : Also called Swimmer's ear is one of the possibilities. An ear drop with an antibiotic and an antiinflammatory medication is probably what you need . ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikley: You can try some mineral oil in the ear before you sleep (assuming there is no hole in the ear drum). There is also a nice prescription medication for ... Read More
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