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Charleston, SC
A 21-year-old female asked:

one day my ear itched and i rubbed my finger over the cartilage flap that goes over ear canal. it made a "clicking" noise. only makes noise inside when i rub my ear. no pain or other symptoms. been going on for 2 weeks now. what could it be?

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Dr. Barry Resnik
Dermatology 31 years experience
Cartilage noise : Stop doing that and it will stop making noise. Cartilage can shift normally and you only hear it because it is close enough to vibrate your ear drum making it audible only to you.

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Last updated Dec 23, 2015

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