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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

My ear itches, what to do?

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What does it mean if the inside of my ear itches?

Dermatitis

You can get a dermatitis in your inner ear canal just as easy as on another part of your body. Certainly, these types of irriations can be more annoying, becasue they are hard to get to. Certainly do NOT try to itch your ear with a q-Tip or Bobby pin, etc. See a Dr. and there are some good ear drops which can help you. Best wishes.
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What exactly does it mean when your inner ear itches?

Probably infection

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probably means an infection of some sort, possibly of your ear, but also possibly an early sore throat. Try sipping very hot water or thin hot tea and take some vit C. If that doesn't work see your physician
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

What does it mean when inside your ear always itches?

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Dr. Patrick Melder answered:

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

Dry skin

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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.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

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

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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered:

What does it mean when yout ear makes a cracklinh sound and itches?

Ear issues

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Might mean fluid behind the ears and probably indicates an allergy since that causes fluid behind the ear drums and itchy ears. COnsider seeing an allergist for diagnosis and treatment
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Dr. Patrick Melder answered:

I can't sleep because my ear itches! Could this be related to stress?

Unlikley

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You can try some mineral oil in the ear before you sleep (assuming there is no hole in the ear drum). There is also a nice prescription medication for itchy ears called DermOtic oil.. your primary care could prescribe or your local ENT.
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I'm worried because my inner throat and ear itches, what do you suggest?

See your doctor

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You may be infected or having allergies. Your doctor can diagnose and treat the problem appropriately.
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Dr. Susumu Inoue answered:

What are possible reasons that my ears itches and turns red when I wear earrings?

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You may be allergic to the material of the ear rings. Do all ear rings cause the same trouble. or just certain ear rings? Other possibility is that you may have developed mild chronic infection at the piercing sites. I believe it would be worthwhile to make a trip to a dermatologist.
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