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I am having a problem with wetness and itchiness of the ears what could be causing this its very irritating.

I am having a problem with wetness and itchiness of the ears what could be causing this its very irritating.

External otitis: External otitis. Also called "swimmers ear". Most common causes are using Q-tips (don't do it), and getting ear canal wet. Treatment is keep ears dry except to use OTC ear drops (ask pharmacist), no Q-tips. Ears should respond. If not, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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My ears keep swelling up when its warm and are very irritating. Why is this and what could I do to make them better?

My ears keep swelling up when its warm and are very irritating. Why is this and what could I do to make them better?

See your doctor: You need to be evaluated to rule out relapsing polychondritis. There are several conditions that can be implicated in this disease. Further work up will depend on what is your physician suspecting. ...Read more

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Can my tonsil be the cause why my ear hurts now & then? Sometimes feel wet inside. Don't hurt bad. Just irritating.

Can my tonsil be the cause why my ear hurts now & then? Sometimes feel wet inside. Don't hurt bad. Just irritating.

Tonsillitis: Ear pain can occur with tonsillitis. It is called referred pain. An exam by your doctor would sort this out. It does not cause wetness in your ear canal unless the eardrum has broken or there is infection in your ear canal. All the best. ...Read more

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When I turn my head right I feel a muscle pull in the left side of my neck and whole left ear. Not painful but irritating. Nothing other way around.

When I turn my head right I feel a muscle pull in the left side of my neck and whole left ear. Not painful but irritating. Nothing other way around.

Vague: A thorough history and exam are needed to help determine your problem. Was trauma involved? Sleep wrong? Posture? I would see a md or do. ...Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter ear drop to help clean/drain ears? My ear feels as if it needs to be drained I cleaned got nothing. Help its irritating

What's a good over-the-counter ear drop to help clean/drain ears? My ear feels as if it needs to be drained I cleaned got nothing. Help its irritating

Debrox: A common, over the counter preparation for removal of cerumen (ear wax) is called debrox. Please avoid usage of q-tips in the ear canal as that usually would worsen any obstruction. Remember, when it comes to your ear, do not stick anything in that is smaller than your elbow. ...Read more

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I have weeping, and peeling skin behind both of my ears. At times, it is very irritating and has a little odour when it weeps. How can I treat it?

I have weeping, and peeling skin behind both of my ears. At times, it is very irritating and has a little odour when it weeps. How can I treat it?

Seborrheic Derm: Your condition is called seborrheic dermatitis or damdruff and is usually treated with dandruff shampoos. Dandruff shampoos are classified according to the medication they contain: ketoconazole, tar based, salicylic acid, selinium sulfide, and zinc pyrithione. There are also topical prescription medications like promiseb. ...Read more

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My ear keeps getting a blockage along the eustachean tube that is very irritating - what can I do to stop it filling up?

My ear keeps getting a blockage along the eustachean tube that is very irritating - what can I do to stop it filling up?

Eustachian Tube: The part of the Eustachian tube that you can treat is the part in the nose. For short term relief, you can try a nasal decongestant spray, like oxymetazoline or sudafed. Longer term treatment may also be warranted, with medicines like nasal steroids. Rarely, oral steroids are used. Among the best treatment is to pinch your nose and blow to frequently pop your ears. If you need more, see your ENT ...Read more

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Safe way to clear full ear without causing/irritating an infection? Prone to ear infections-about one every year. Pain on/off year round.

Safe way to clear full ear without causing/irritating an infection? Prone to ear infections-about one every year. Pain on/off year round.

Unclear question: Please rephrase and specify whether your issue is with the external ear canal which runs from the eardrum to the external ear or the middle ear which is behind the ear drum. The advice will differ depending upon the affected site. And also, is your hearing affected? Good luck. ...Read more

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Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.

Ear is painful, sore, irritating and itchy. Looks like a small bump inside my ear, just discovered the bump tonight, had symptoms for a week.

This sounds: Most like an infected sebaceous cyst; you can call it a pimple if you want. It is actually pretty common and results from dead skin cells and oils getting infected. You might try some OTC polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment for a day or two, but if it doesn't improve quickly see your doctor for prescription antibiotics, either topical or oral. Don't squeeze it/prick it! ...Read more

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When I open and close my mouth, I can hear like an elastic stretching sound in my left ear, there's no pain just very irritating, any advise?

When I open and close my mouth, I can hear like an elastic stretching sound in my left ear, there's no pain just very irritating, any advise?

ET DYSFUNCTION: Your symptoms are consistent with EUSTACHIAN TUBE DYSFUNCTION. Try nasal irrigation/ZYRTEC/FLONASE. Follo up with Doc to have exam and labs checked. ...Read more

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Thumping in my left ear for about a week now. Super random, not painful just irritating. Not so much sound as is a thump. Doesn't seem like tinnitus.

Eustachian tube: Dysfunction. This tiny tube leads from the middle ear behind eardrum to posterior pharynx and serves to equalize pressure in middle ear. If blocked partially, movement of eardrum and thumping will occur as pressure changes occur. Decongestants will help. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Had my ear syringed 2 clear impactd earwax coz I couldn't hear but now the wax has been removed I have the most irritating itch, pain + feels bunged up

Had my ear syringed 2 clear impactd earwax coz I couldn't hear but now the wax has been removed I have the most irritating itch, pain + feels bunged up

Your: Ear canal was probably irritated. If it does not get better call your doc as there are drops that can help and maybe your doc will be willing to call them in for you to cure that irritation. ...Read more

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I get an irritating feeling in my ears and lymph nodes everynow and then I had a blood test and it came back good but what is it, I have allergies too?

I get an irritating feeling in my ears and lymph nodes everynow and then I had a blood test and it came back good but what is it, I have allergies too?

Test ; Dx: One must understand that there is practically not a single test which can provide a definite diagnosis. A test is usually used to confirm or narrow down a diagnosis. You need to consult an ENT if your allergist can't help you on the other hand, if this problem has been going on for many years and you are otherwise healthy, it is unlikely to be a major health issue. ...Read more

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I have had numbness from my left ear lobe and all the way down my neck to my chin. Extremely irritating sensation when anything touches my neck?

I have had numbness from my left ear lobe and all the way down my neck to my chin. Extremely irritating sensation when anything touches my neck?

See a doctor: Seeing a doctor for this, soon, would be good. There are many things that can cause this and some of them are serious. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and there is a clicking noise in my ear, is there anyway to stop this as it is really irritating me and I can not stand it?

I have a sinus infection and there is a clicking noise in my ear, is there anyway to stop this as it is really irritating me and I can not stand it?

Eustachian tube: The tube that allows air to move into the middle ear from your throat is opening and closing creating the noise. It should gradually improve as the swelling in the tube related to the infection deminishes. If you hold your nose and pop your ears it may quit clicking for a while, but it may take a while for it to clear. ...Read more

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What is a solution for eye glasses irritating skin behind the ears where the ear piece rests?

What is a solution for eye glasses irritating skin behind the ears where the ear piece rests?

Adjust them: When glasses irritate behind the ears, they usually need adjusted or repaired. Occasionally people can react the materal, especially metal, the frame is made from. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection. Tomorrow is my last day on antibiotic. The wax in my ear is irritating me. Should I clean the wax out? How should I clean?

I have an ear infection. Tomorrow is my last day on antibiotic. The wax in my ear is irritating me. Should I clean the wax out? How should I clean?

Ear wax: Avoid traumatizing your ear. Colace (docusate sodium) solution which traditionally is used for constipation is gentle and works well to soften wax and makes it easier to remove. 1-2 drops twice daily for 5-7 days works well. Do not use if there is a perforation of your ear drum. All the best and good luck with the wax. ...Read more

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I have an outer ear infection as well as an eye infection. Both sore and irritating?

I have an outer ear infection as well as an eye infection. Both sore and irritating?

Exam helpful: It is hard to tell from the info you've given if the 2 issues are related or not. Sometimes people can get a viral infection like shingles that could affect both your ear and your eye. However, usually otitis externa (outer ear infection) usually resolves with drops e.g. sofradex + keeping the ear dry. When you say eye infection, do you mean the lids or is the eye itself red? ...Read more

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Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Have heartburn/tight chest & full body rash (itchy, little red dots, irritating behind ear)- flu shot given 5 days ago, s/s started 1 day later.?

Viral exanthem: This could be a viral rash, but you can't discount other possible causes exanthems can be caused by toxins or drugs, microorganisms, or can result from autoimmune disease. It could be related to the flu shot, but not necessarily.

A visit to the medical doctor could be warranted here. ...Read more

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I have an occasional minor pain and/or 'click' in my left jaw where it hinges under my ear. I sometimes take Aleve for this and it goes away. It's something that can be irritating when I'm eating. Is this a strain or teeth alignment issue? Treatment?

I have an occasional minor pain and/or 'click' in my left jaw where it hinges under my ear. I sometimes take Aleve for this and it goes away. It's something that can be irritating when I'm eating. Is this a strain or teeth alignment issue? Treatment?

TMJ click: A clicking TMJ is related to a changed within the joint structure and can be related to a poor its. Occasional painless clicks are common and at need no treatment howeverthereisa concern that this may progressive. Have a dentist trained in TMJ treatment evaluate your jaw. Occlusal guard or bite alignment may be recommended. ...Read more

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Hello, I have acne and black head in face I just got irritating on that.....so please give solution to that immediatly?

Hello, I have acne and black head in face I just got irritating on that.....so please give solution to that immediatly?

Acne: Sorry no immediate gratification. You do have extensive acne, you may need oral antibiotics, with or without topical retinoids and oral isotretinoin. Adherence to therapy for at least 3- 4 months is essential. See a Dermatologist for treatment plan. ...Read more

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Lump on the outside of my labia. Irritating but no head.?

Lump on the outside of my labia. Irritating but no head.?

Folliculitis?: This needs to be looked at by a physician. This could be an infection of a hair follicle and could get worse without antibiotic medication. A physician that is able to examine lump will be able to determine whether medication is needed or not. ...Read more

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I feel light pain sensation on right side if head. Sometimes left also. It is irritating. Please advice.

I feel light pain sensation on right side if head. Sometimes left also. It is irritating. Please advice.

Never ignore: I advise an examination since there are many factors which can cause these symptoms, especially if the pain sensation is constant. ...Read more

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My husband has dry scalp on top of his head it is now oozing a clear liquid. And I his doc. Thinks its from not wearing a hat during the summer. It itches and he keeps irritating it

My husband has dry scalp on top of his head it is now oozing a clear liquid. And I his doc. Thinks its from not wearing a hat during the summer. It itches and he keeps irritating it

This: This may be actinic changes due to sun exposure. Initial sun damage can be manifested by dry scaly patches. If he is scratching this area it may be "weeping" or producing a serous discharge. You husband should be evaluated by a dermatologist because sun damage could lead to skin cancer. Recommend that he use sun screen with a spf of 45 and wear a hat. ...Read more