A 22-year-old female asked:
My right ear itches a lot. it itches more when i have runny nose or when i'm sneezing a lot (which i do every morning). why is it? what should i do?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Nonspecific: This is a nonspecific symptom that could be due to dry skin, yeast infection of the ear canal, allergic reaction,etc. Is there a rash? You could try occasionally applying a cortisone type cream to the itchy area. If the ear canal is itchy or peels,have a physician examine your ear to see if ear drops would help. If there are allergies,benadryl(causes drowsi'ess) or Claritin(nondrowsy) should help.
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Last updated Aug 21, 2015
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