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What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

What to do if curing an itchy ear canal?

Doctor can check: you could be having simple allergic reaction a heat pad on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter there is special ear drop but it required a Rx from a doctor no improvement see your doctor he can make the right diagnosis and help you with the right treatment ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this ? What treatment is available ?

Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this ? What treatment is available ?

Ear itch: Itcing usually suggest allergy. Dullness of hearing could be ear wax . However, the combination suggest possible nerve irritation or damage......Contact an ear speicalist for a complete exam. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry mouth and itchy ear canal. What could this be?

I have a stuffy nose, sore throat, dry mouth and itchy ear canal. What could this be?

Call doctor: Best to call doctor to have entire head checked, then appropriate treatment can be started to get you back to health. ...Read more

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Should i see a dermatologist for itchy ear canals?

Itchy : A dermatologist will evaluate and treat itchy ears. Conditions such as dandruff , eczema, psoriasis, etc. May cause itchy ears. ...Read more

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I have very itchy ear canals. I clean my ears atleast twice a day. Could this cause the itching?

I have very itchy ear canals. I clean my ears atleast twice a day. Could this cause the itching?

Yes: Repetitive trauma to the ear canal from cleaning could cause the itching sensation, and could lead to infection of the ear canal. ...Read more

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Will acetic acid help with itchy ear canals? How long after using can I put my hearing aids in? Aids go behind ear and in canal.

Will acetic acid help with itchy ear canals? How long after using can I put my hearing aids in?  Aids go behind ear and in canal.

It may: Acetic acid is probably helpful for itchy ear canals but is more appropriately used as a first drug for otitis externa or infection of the ear canal skin. My recommendation for itchy ears, which usually indicates dryness and if you are a Q tip user, please stop forever, is MINERAL OIL. This medication lubricates the skin of the canal and I have had few complaints after patients use it. ...Read more

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What can I do about a crusty, itchy rash(?) in my ear canal? I read somewhere that the bacteria inside the ear is different than outside on your body.

What can I do about a crusty, itchy rash(?) in my ear canal? I read somewhere that the bacteria inside the ear is different than outside on your body.

Dry skin: Like the rest of the body surface, the skin in the ear canals can get dry, crusty and intensely itchy. I often recommend putting a drop of vegetable oil into the canals about 2x/wk to moisturize the skin. I agree that an infection may also be possible but it would not respond to the application of oil in the ear canals. ...Read more

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Fever with chills, whole body ache and swollen lymph nodes in the neck under the right ear and near left ear canal. And rash on forehead but not itchy?

Fever with chills, whole body ache and swollen lymph nodes in the neck under the right ear and near left ear canal. And rash on forehead but not itchy?

Doctor can evaluate: Any sore throat, runny nose, watery or reddish eyes? The doctor can check for strep throat (antibiotic treatment needed), and if the cause is not strep germs, it will usually be some virus. Hopefully, one has had 2 doses of the measles vaccine AND hasn't been around people with measles. Be sure to forewarn the doctor's office that you are coming in with fever, swollen neck nodes, and a face rash. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more