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Causes Of Ear Pruritus
Can TMJ cause itchy achy deep ear pain? I have ear pain when swallowing, jaw clicks, sore under ear and neck. Dr says jaw opens crooked. It's annoying
Not typically: Have an ENT check you ear.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor: A doctor would need to examine the bumps to try and diagnose them. ...Read more
My ears are really dry on the outer part and they are really itchy and when I scratch them they burn really bad. What would cause that?
Maybe it is eczema: It is difficult to tell exactly what you have, but likely it is eczema--which is quite common. Itching typically causes scratching and excessive cleaning which often makes it worse. Fungal infection can also cause itching. If you have rashes elsewhere such as elbows/knees etc...Then more likely eczema. Try some otc cortisone cream, and minimize excessive cleaning/drying. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My wife has burning itchy sensation all over her body in her ear and down by her crouch area for the past week. What's the cause and some solutions?
Doctor can evaluate: Itching all over can be due to an allergic or irritant reaction to some medicine, food, virus, soap, etc... A primary care doctor can evaluate. Sometimes, the doctor will order some blood tests to check the liver, kidneys, and other organs, if there is unexplained itching. Uncommon, but possible, is overall itching due to getting parasites, such as after foreign travel. ...Read more
Sebaceous cysts: Many people have these cysts, which develop in the earlobes and behind the ears. They are oily, containing sebum, and sometimes can get infected. If you're able to express and drain them on your own, I would not be too concerned. If you develop a large one or it becomes infected, then sometimes surgical removal is necessary. ...Read more
Can dry itchy (irritation?) ear skin causes lymph node behind ear to swell? Kind of hard and ever so slightly movable.
Can eating wheat or glutin cause an itchy reaction? I have an chronic ear itch that seems to go away when I cut out flour from my diet. Coincidence?
Wheat can cause itch: Gluten is a molecule found in wheat, barley, and rye. It is what gives bread it's chewy texture. Patients with celiac disease have immune reactions to gluten. Itchiness could be one symptom but not very common. Your pcp can draw a blood test to screen for celiac disease. A true wheat allergy, on the other hand can cause itchiness. This is best diagnosed by an allergist with skin testing. ...Read more
Most commonly: These would be little patches of inflammation/irritation, but without being itchy it is less likely to be an allergic or inflammatory reaction. Perhaps they are petechiae which can result when tiny blood vessels called capillaries burst under the skin. They can be caused by injury/trauma. OK to watch for a few days. If more develop, become painful or irritated, see your Doctor/Dermatologist. ...Read more
I have dry sky on my head which gets itchy and causes dandruff look on my jumper tried nizorol shampoo to no avail also my ears get very dry and flaky?
My ears are always itchy deep inside. My ears are always itchy deep inside. They are very clean and have little to no wax, so that is not the issue. Also, I do not generally suffer from allergies. What could cause this?
If your inner ear itches and then hurts; what causes it and what should you do about it? It was itchy last year and the dr. Said to put cortisone cream on it and the itching went away, but not for long. Repeated the procedure. Helped, but not for long.
Itchy: Itchy ears can be from allergies, dermatitis, infection (bacterial or fungal), wax... Could it be possible that you tried to scratch the ear and dis damage to the skin in the canal? This should be an easy fix with your primary care doctor with a possible referral to an ENT if it cannot be fixed. ...Read more
I have ear fullness feeling and little swelling gland at jaw since 20 days and now swelling gland will normal only I have itchy in ear what is cause?
Is it the ear?: Palpate the swelling and open and close your mouth. If it is the jaw joint you will feel it move when you open and close. Sometimes the TMJ can give ear symptoms like fullness. I would have an ENT check it out first to be sure there are no medical problems. If not, then check with a dentist who conservatively treat TMJ issues to see if that is a possible cause. ...Read more
Itchy type pain in ear. Hurts when I use qtip to clean it. If I try to open mouth wide it causes an achy feeling for a few minutes.? How do I treat?
Yes: Repetitive trauma to the ear canal from cleaning could cause the itching sensation, and could lead to infection of the ear canal. ...Read more
Recently (3 months), almost daily, I wake up with headaches, have developed slight blur and pressure in my eye and itchy inner ear, all of above occuring on my left side. What could be cause or potential problem?
Allergy: These symptoms are most consistent with allergic rhinitis also known as hay fever. Symptoms include itchy ears, eyes, and nose, runny or congested nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. The itch in the ear can feel like you want to scratch deeply in your ear and high in the back of your throat. Taking over the counter medications such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra can help. ...Read more
What are the causes of the itching of my eyes, blocked nose and itchy inner ear at the same time?
I've had persistent itchy ears and throat for 3+ months. This causes me to cough, but little or no phlegm. What could be the cause?
See U r MD: Need ENT evaluation and treatment!Get a more detailed answer ›
If I have itchy ears and sneezy and stuffy nose is that def allergies or can a cold cause itchy ears. And what makes the inside of the ear itch?
How do I treat a sweat rash behind my ears? I ski everyday, rash caused by wearing face mask daily. It is bumpy and a little itchy and a bit hot.
Rash: Clean and moisturize with hypoallergenic lotions and soaps. Wash or clean the part of face mask touching your face. You can try otc topical Hydrocortisone cream or anti-itch creams (not for open sores). If it persists u should have a doctor see it to consider treating for something other than just "irritation dermatitis.". ...Read more
My ear feels like an itchy pain deep inside and also my upper throat. Allergies been bad. Meds not working. Allergies cause this type of discomfort?
Possibly: If you have tried over the counter medicines with no relief (such as antihistamines), then consider seeing a doctor. There are prescription medicines available that may help to treat your allergies. ...Read more