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If you can get shingles in ear what dose it feel or look like swelling an itching as maybe water is under skin when you touch the swelling thats how it feels on the outer ear?

If you can get shingles in ear what dose it feel or look like swelling an itching as maybe water is under skin when you touch the swelling thats how it feels on the outer ear?

Shingles has pain: Shingles usually is associated with severe pain. The swelling and itching sounds more like an inflammation. It would be a good idea to see a physician. It is possible that it needs to be drained or treated with a steroid cream or with an antibiotic topically or orally or otic drops into the ear. This problem needs to be evaluated so that it does not get more serious. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
Daily
Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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My ear itches so much. Is this normal? Is it okay to scratch it?

My ear itches so much. Is this normal? Is it okay to scratch it?

Dry skin: This could be related to eczema of the outer ear. Dry itchy skin of the ear canal is pretty common. There is a prescription ear drop called dermotic ear drops that can be pretty effective. Do not scrtach the ear canal. The skin is a natural barrier to infection. Scratching can lead to an outer ear infection. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Please explain why does my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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What does it mean when inside your ear always itches?

What does it mean when inside your ear always itches?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

What does it mean if my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Skin or foreign body: This may be from a skin condition such as eczema, or fungus in the ear. It may be ear wax that is irritating the ear canal. It may be something that is caught in the ear such as a bug or piece of something that is deep in the ear canal. An examination by medical personal may tell which it is. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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I'm worried because my ears (inside) itches, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my ears (inside) itches, what do you suggest?

Cerumen impaction: Most common cause is ear wax build up you would likely benefit from a cleaning called an ear lavage which can be performed by your family doctor if not and ENT specialist can use a suction apparatus. ...Read more

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