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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
A 27-year-old female asked:

i have a slight cold itchy throat and ears what can i do to calm the itchy ears is it normal to have itchy ears when u have a cold?

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Dr. John Callahan
Podiatry 24 years experience
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) : Try some otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed on the package insert. Be sure first you do not have a infection requiring antibiotics.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: Itching is not associated with colds. Perhaps what you may have is an allergic reaction most likely to airborne allergens.

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