A 26-year-old female asked:
Can inner ear fungal infections be harmful to your body? my inner ears have been itchy for a long time now and i don't know what's causing it
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
External ear: I am sure you mean a possible fungal infection of the EXTERNAL EAR CANAL, not the inner ear. You need a culture of the drainage of the ear canal skin to document the presence of fungus. The most common cause of dry ears causing itchiness is the over use of Q-tips to clean your ears of wax. Wax in the ear canal is important and healthy and will migrate out on its own.
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