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Doctor insights on: Itchy Head Plugged Ears

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Dr. Candace Spann
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Scalp Itching (Definition)

Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness and flaking. Psoriasis can involve the scalp in a similar pattern. Stress can manifest as scalp itching, especially on the back of the scalp. Try a dandruff shampoo and scalpicin (hydrocortisone lotion) ...Read more


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What could be causing this headache that is hurting the back of my head and upper neck with plugged ears as well?

What could be causing this headache that is hurting the back of my head and upper neck with plugged ears as well?

Is it a cold?: Sounds like you may have a cold or allergies how long has headache been bothering you? Any other symptoms? (nausea, vomiting, visual changes, pain down back/legs, cough, stuffy/runny nose, itchy eyes or throat, fever, head pain when you lay down or try to sleep?) often a cold can do what you describe drink warm beverages, consider Ibuprofen if it's safe for you to use. See doc if worse. ...Read more

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Hit my head on monday got dizziness and plugged ears and kinda sinues pressure should i be worried its due to hitting head?

Hit my head on monday got dizziness and plugged ears and kinda sinues pressure should i be worried its due to hitting head?

Unlikely: Usually a concussion is when you lose consciousness. However you still may have had that in the dizziness may be part of that. But the plugged ear suggest an inner your problem. You can confirm the issue with your physician and see what the advice is ...Read more

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Was flying 2 days ago with minor cold, ears are still congested right now along with rest of head. How can I get rid of the plugged ears from decent?

Was flying 2 days ago with minor cold, ears are still congested right now along with rest of head. How can I get rid of the plugged ears from decent?

OTC Decongestants: Otc decogestants may help if you can take these and have no medical contraindications. The valsalva maneuvers may also help. If you are not better go see yoyur physician. ...Read more

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What allergens outside could make me suddenly itchy-mostly on my face, head, & ears? I have not made changes to any products I use. I am in CA.

What allergens outside could make me suddenly itchy-mostly on my face, head, & ears?  I have not made changes to any products I use.  I am in CA.

Contact allergy: If this occurs only on area above the neck, I would suspect a contact allergens used on the face and scalp. Hair products would be on my number 1 list. In contact allergy, the skin does not start to rash until 24-72 hrs after the application. Avoidance is the key but may try topical hydrocortisone cream for the time being. ...Read more

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My five year old has itchy red dots on the back of her neck , head, and behind her ears what could it be?

My five year old has itchy red dots on the back of her neck , head, and behind her ears what could it be?

Seborrhea? Eczema?: If she had cradle cap as an infant and has had episodes of dry skin and/or dandruff, she may have Seborrheic Dermatitis (unknown etiology), it may tend to worsen and improve spontaneously. Another likely possibility is Eczema or Atopic Dermatits, which may flare up with weather change, stress, use of harsh shampoos, soaps or detergents. Both may get superinfected with bacteria or fungus. See MD. ...Read more

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I wear large ear plugs every night to bed. 33 decibels. My ears are itchy everyday. Should I be concerned! And long term effects with wearing?

I wear large ear plugs every night to bed. 33 decibels. My ears are itchy everyday. Should I be concerned! And long term effects with wearing?

There are some risks: associated with prolonged ear plug use including suboptimal draining of ear wax. This may lead to ear wax impaction with associated tinnitus or ringing in the ears. There may be a small increased risk of ear infection. Regularly clean ears to encourage earwax removal. Make sure your plugs are clean; replace them regularly. Your itchiness may be a sign of some of these problems already. ...Read more