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I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?

I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?

Could be: These symptoms do suggest possible allergy. They also suggest eustachian tube dysfunction which can accompany allergies or sinus infections. Allergy testing in combination with a thorough history and physical exam can be helpful to diagnose whether allergy is the most likely cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have crackling in the ears and I pop my ears quite frequently because my hearing goes weak, I have a dustmite, mould allergy. Is popping them bad.

I have crackling in the ears and I pop my ears quite frequently because my hearing goes weak, I have a dustmite, mould allergy. Is popping them bad.

Not per se but: You will likely need to get any nasal congestion under control. Consider trying a nasal steroid for a week or so and see if this helps. If not, consider an allergy consult. Frequent eustachean tube obstruction can lead to permanent damages. If you have water damage at your residence and have not fixed the problem yet, you may need to move out until the problem is fixed. ...Read more

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Took cephalexin for infection. Now have itchy, flaky skin on my scalp, in my ears, & pelvic area. Allergy meds/creams don't work. Still have inital infection.?

Took cephalexin for infection. Now have itchy, flaky skin on my scalp, in my ears, & pelvic area. Allergy meds/creams don't work. Still have inital infection.?

Allergy vs fungus: This could be an allergic reaction although it should be everywhere on your body, not just scalp, ears and groin. It could very well be that the Cephalexin has suppressed your immune systems synergistic bacteria that keeps typical candidal fungus species at bay and this is the side effect. Happens a lot with women treated for urinary tract infxns then getting yeast infxn due to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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I'm 43 years old no known allergies I've had a sore throat for three weeks I wake up congested with green flegm every morning my ears are itchy as wel?

I'm 43 years old no known allergies I've had a sore throat for three weeks I wake up congested with green flegm every morning my ears are itchy as wel?

You may have: Unknown allergies. Your symptoms seem consistent with environmental allergies resulting in allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. Try taking an OTC non-sedating antihistamine like loratadine. An allergist can help you discover if you are allergic to pollens, etc. ...Read more

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I had distorted hearing in one of my ears, ear ache, occasionally itchy, and drainage into my nose. Is it possible it's an ear infection?

I had distorted hearing in one of my ears, ear ache, occasionally itchy, and drainage into my nose. Is it possible it's an ear infection?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing you and examining you it is impossible to say what is going on. It is certainly possible that you have an ear infection, but in addition to an exam would need a full history before being able to make a diagnosis. Go and be seen. ...Read more

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After I ate breakfast this morning, my throat and inside my ears got really itchy and the back of my tongue had bumps on it. Allergies or food allergy?

After I ate breakfast this morning, my throat and inside my ears got really itchy and the back of my tongue had bumps on it. Allergies or food allergy?

Unsure: Did you eat anything unusual? If you think you may have had an allergic event you should carefully list all you consumed and look at the ingredients. Better to do it now than to have a very bad event in the future. ...Read more

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My ears are draining & itchy. Also my nose causing a sore throat. My allergys most likely? Any over counter med recommends?

My ears are draining & itchy. Also my nose causing a sore throat. My allergys most likely? Any over counter med recommends?

M.D.visit/mgt: More information is needed though I would advise an over the counter antihistamine such as Claritin (loratadine). Ear drainage and sore throat can indicate an infection, and I would advise following up with your physician. ...Read more

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My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?

My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?

It could be...: ...Nasal congestion, building of fluid behind the tympanic membrane. You can try taking an antihistamine over the counter or your doctor can prescribe you a nasal spray. Another cause to consider will be wax build up, but sounds more like congestion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Just got over the flu. Now both ears are hurting, I have fulness, muffled hearing, popping when I swallow or attempt to clear my ears. What can I do?

Just got over the flu. Now both ears are hurting, I have fulness, muffled hearing, popping when I swallow or attempt to clear my ears. What can I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

No: Most cases of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not due to allergies. It is a common condition in older folks. It is usually caused by nerve damage (of the nerve that carries sound). It could be age related, hereditary, or form damage from constant exposure to loud noises (gun fire in the military, loud rock music etc.,) or rarely after some antibiotic use and eustachian tube dysfunction. ...Read more

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Have allergies and the past few days my ears have been so clogged. I aware my hearing has been reduced by 40%. Going insane. What can I do?

Have allergies and the past few days my ears have been so clogged. I aware my hearing has been reduced by 40%. Going insane. What can I do?

Need congestant: You may try the otc nasal steroid but it may take a few days to get the best results. If you must, you may consider using a nasal decongestant spray for a few days (but no longer). If still having problem, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have a ear infection? Itchy ears, popping ears from blowing my nose too much. I also have a runny/stuffy nose (itchy nose). What can it be? No other symptoms.

Do I have a ear infection? Itchy ears, popping ears from blowing my nose too much. I also have a runny/stuffy nose (itchy nose). What can it be? No other symptoms.

NO ear infection: This appears to be fluid flilled middle as you blow too hard. The allergic synptoms may cause the eustachian tube to close up and when you blow so hard you can cause fluid to back up into the middle ear.. Get some kind of allergy med or decongestant from your doc and blow easily. Time is the best med here. ...Read more

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I have very itchy inner ears. I saw a family practiced dr and he prescribed me allergy meds. There are no wax either. It is Not working. Could it be s?

I have very itchy inner ears. I saw a family practiced dr and he prescribed me allergy meds. There are no wax either. It is Not working. Could it be s?

Dry skin: The problem may be from dryness. Try putting a couple of drops of vegetable oil into the ear canal for a few days and see if this works. ...Read more

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I have been bothered by itchy eyes and ears. Could this be allergies?

I have been bothered by itchy eyes and ears. Could this be allergies?

Maybe: Itching is a hallmark of allergy. But itching isolated to the eyes and ears occurs with exzema, overproduction of mast cells as in a pseudoleukemia.
Generalized itching all over the skin is more ominous- liver failure, drug reaction, cancers. ...Read more

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