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Itchy Ear Pinna Human
Fungal?: I wonder if you have a fungal infection of the skin inside your ear, called Otomycosis. The other option would be more like an eczema of the ear canal but this would not often be moist. I would suggest you have your doctor take a look at it as it is difficult to diagnose without looking in your ear and that way he/she can properly treat you as well. Best wishes. ...Read more
Itch not to scratch.: Some itches shouldn't be scratched. Please don't stick anything in your ear! You do not want to damage your ear drum. You can have your doctor look in your ear to make sure that the external canal is free of debris and wax. If that is clear and you still have the problem, you may be suffering from allergies. Rule to follow: don't stick anything smaller than your elbow in you ear. Good luck. ...Read more
Find out why: Itchy ears can be from allergies, problems in the ear, wax or a number other causes. An ENT can look in your ear and offer options on whether you could benefit from wax removal vs medication vs should do nothing about it. Whatever you do, please don't stick anything into the er canal to try to scratch it since you can do real harm to yourself. ...Read more
Dermatitis: A dry itchy flaky ear canal is a manifestation of eczema of the ear canal skin. The skin of the ear canal is like skin in any other part of the external integument covering the outside of the body. There are several remedies such as 2% salicylic acid. If an ENT doctor can not be of help, consult a dermatologist, because this is simply an inflammation of the skin or a dermatitis of ear canal. ...Read more
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
Hi! I have a swollen, hot, red, itchy ear! It sometimes hurts when I touch it but not all the time. I recently went swimming? What do you think it is?
Otitis externa is a: Likely diagnosis with a story like that. Otitis can become quite serious relatively quickly. See your primary MD or urgent clinic for evaluation. They will determine the severity of infection and prescribe appropriate antibiotics. Some doctors here on HealthTap may be able to look at your ear with a video consult and make the diagnosis and Rx. Good luck! ...Read more
Dizziness, headache, ear pain, itchy ear but mostly dizziness. Ps: it's getting hot where I live. What could it be?
Dizzyness, etc: You could have an allergic problem involving your sinuses, giving you a postnasal drip which involves your ears which can make you dizzy and make your ears itch ...Read more
For a while I have had an increadibly itchy ear. I clean my ears regularly with cotton buds. Recently blood and water have appeared?
See your doctor: Its impossible for us to tell what's going on without a physical exam. I'd see your doctor to have a look. Amongst other things - it could be an otic infection, impaction or foreign body which has become lodged in there. I'd suggest not using the Q-Tips as this might only exacerbate any problem. Feel better & good luck! ...Read more
I've very itchy ear. I control touching my ears at day but my fingers dance automatically at night. So there are frequent pillows or injuries. WT todo?
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
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
Very itchy ear canal after having having same ear irrigated and slightly dulled hearing, what could it be causing this? What treatment is available?
Hello, I happened to have a very itchy ear. So, I took a Q-tip and I think I went too far with it. I felt pain for a couple of seconds, followed by some blood on the tip of the cotton. I do hear fine, but now I feel a slight ache. What do I do?
Exam needed: Itching of ear canal combined with some discharge is consistent with otitis externa, treated with ear drops containing antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory ingredients (cortisone type) such as cortisporin otic. However since you drew blood and have earache, an examination of the external and middle ear via an otoscope is recommended to look for significant trauma to the ear canal and drum ...Read more
In bed, turned head & got a burning sensation from outer ear to throat. Soapy taste in mouth. Itchy ear & burning feeling in throat. What is this?
Go to emergency room: If the symptoms are all on one side of your head/neck, ask them to evaluate you for a carotid dissection. It's an injury to a blood vessel in the neck that can cause the symptoms you describe. They'll do imaging of the blood vessels. If they find a carotid dissection, they'll start a medicine to thin your blood while the injury heals. If you have any questions, I'm available for a virtual consult. ...Read more
I have an ear ache, clogged and itchy ear, headache and a small lump behind and below my ear that is soft, tender. Inner Ear Infection?
I'm abroad & previously lost voice& stronger allergy meds helped. Now have sore throat, chest congestion, and itchy ear. Do I have allergies or a cold?
? Both: Allergies can be superimposed by infections, especially viral infections, can give same symptoms as having colds, trust there are drug stores where you currently are, saline nasal washes, salt water gargles, plenty of fluids and rest as much as you can will definitely help, allergy meds with decongestants, unless hypertensive, taken regularly would help too, antibiotics later if those measures fail ...Read more
Hi, 8weeks pregnant, hav had sore throat & nasty cough for 2 weeks which has got a bit better but now I've got really itchy ear and feels like leaking?
Can seasonal allergies cause itchy ear pain? Can't tell if it's an itchy throat or ear. Sneezing spells and facial pain. No infection. NSAIDS no good.
I have small canker sores in my mouth and tonsils, Now red bumps on hands/feet. No fever, not itchy. Ear hurts a little too. Any idea?
Herpangina: Probably hand, foot and mouth disease. Should be examined for definitive diagnosis ...Read more
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
OE has variety cause:
Sounds like some otitis externa. Irritation of the ear canal. Various causes.
Local irritation from unfortunate vigorous cleaning or water trapped in canal.
Allergic reaction to cleaning or after touching poison ivy or other irritant chemical unconsciously touching ear. ...Read more
Checkup: Best to see your otolaryngologist. This may be due to eczema in the ear canal, impacted wax, or other causes. ...Read more
Head & Shoulders: First try washing daily with head and shoulders shampoo and let the lather sit in the ear canal for a minute prior to washing out, then apply a touch of otc Hydrocortisone 1% to the opening daily until it improves/resolves. Do this when needed to control flaking and itch as this is a chronic condition called seborrheic dermatitis in the ear. If that is not helpful, see a dermatologist. ...Read more