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Best over-the-counter cure for inner ear itching?

Best over-the-counter cure for inner ear itching?

Cortaid (hydrocortisone): A little Cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream on external ear canal might help. Stop using qtips also! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Can I use deborax for ear itching problem? My ear has been itching since last month. I have ear itch problems since childhood, but they go away as and when i put ear drops in them. But this time it doesn't seem to ease away. Can I use deborax for it? It

Can I use deborax for ear itching problem? My ear has been itching since last month. I have ear itch problems since childhood, but they go away as and when i put ear drops in them. 
But this time it doesn't seem to ease away. Can I use deborax for it? It

Debrox : Debrox eardrops are used to soften earwax so that the earwax can be removed. It has no use in treating an itchy ear. Your symptoms sound more likely to be from irritated skin in the ear canal. You might consider seeing your physician. He might place you on cortisone eardrops which will soothe the irritation of the skin and relieve the itching. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having itching in my left ear & sometimes dry skin comes out with ear bud when i clean my ears.Plz tell reason and how to get rid of ear itching?

I am having itching in my left ear & sometimes dry skin comes out with ear bud when i clean my ears.Plz tell  reason and how to get rid of ear itching?

Eczema : This is a common condition frequently associated with having insufficient wax coating in the ear canal. Getting water in ears, or excessive use of q-tips often aggravates the condition. Best advice is to avoid getting water in ears, avoid the use of q-tips, and to instill oil (sweet oil) into the canals periodically. Severe itching and scaling may require topical steroid oil drops be prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone in the ear for inner ear itching?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone in the ear for inner ear itching?

Best not use Q-tips: Hydrocortisone is a medication with adverse consequences if not used appropriately. Most people have ear itching from chronic q-tip use, effectively stripping the ear canal of lubricating properties of ear wax. I recommend olive oil or mineral oil to my patients and tell them to stop using q-tips. See your doctor or ENT for exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.

Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.

Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping.Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...Read more

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Headaches/nausea/vertigo/dizziness/earpain/ear itching/no congestion/pressure in head/sore jaw/swollenlymphnode/eye pain/fatigue/strained neck/ear pop?

Headaches/nausea/vertigo/dizziness/earpain/ear itching/no congestion/pressure in head/sore jaw/swollenlymphnode/eye pain/fatigue/strained neck/ear pop?

Many symptoms: These varied symptoms may not be tied together for a specific diagnosis. It's recommended that you consult your physician who will take a thorough history, perform a complete physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis and prescribe effective treatment. ...Read more