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Scab in ear... itchy. How to treat? Also have vertical lines on toenails. How to treat that?

Scab in ear... itchy. How to treat? Also have vertical lines on toenails. How to treat that?

Otitis externa: If you have infection and if it not getting better may need antibiotic drops, if it is secondary to allergy or eczema other forms of dermatitis may need steroid drops ...Read more

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I have a mole on my ear and I pick at it, when I do it usually bleeds but stops. It has a scab on it but its not sore or itchy. What should I do?

I have a mole on my ear and I pick at it, when I do it usually bleeds but stops. It has a scab on it but its not sore or itchy. What should I do?

Have it examined: Have it examined by your local dermatologist. It may be a harmless (benign) lesion (ie, benign nevus, angioma, fibrous papule) or it could be a melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer. Please try to stop picking it. Even if it is harmless it may be removed to prevent you from further irritating/infecting it. ...Read more

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I have scabs on my head from scratching. It's not itchy I just have to scratch it. I also have scars on my head from scratching. What's wrong with me?

I have scabs on my head from scratching. It's not itchy I just have to scratch it. I also have scars on my head from scratching. What's wrong with me?

OCD: You may have an obsessive compulsive disorder. But it's not possible to diagnose you online. You need to be evaluated by a physican, generally a psychiatrist, to determine if this is the actual problem. Your personal physician should be able to do an intial evaluation and then give you a referral. ...Read more

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Red spots/scabs penis head no discharge, pain or blisters, very itchy bumps on scrotum, whole body is itchy, even more at night. 3 weeks like this.

Red spots/scabs penis head no discharge, pain or blisters, very itchy bumps on scrotum, whole body is itchy, even more at night. 3 weeks like this.

See a doctor: It seems like you may have dermatitis like from sensitivity to something you came in contact. Did change soap shampoo or lotion. See your doctor to evaluate the rash on your scrotum and his penis. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?

Itchy scalp in a small section near top of head, scratched before felt a scab-like thing forming and it let out little bit of clear fluid-not oozing?

Abrasion: Scratching or rubbing will strip off the surface of the skin. Think about the time you fell on your hand or knee. If it fails to heal, or if it continues to itch, a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more

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I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

Your age?: It is hard to tell without you giving us any detail on the history or even your age. Although itching often points to an allergic contact condition (hair preparations especially black hair dye), it may also be from a skin cancer. Best to get them checked especially if you are over age 50. ...Read more

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I have Itchiness, Dryness, redness, peeling of skin, papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

I have Itchiness, Dryness, redness, peeling of skin, papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

? yeast: This could be a yeast infection of the head of the penis (balanitis). This may be transmitted by a female who has a yeast vaginal infection. I recommend that you have your physician evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red itchy ears?

Red itchy ears?

Rash?: Is it a rash? Sunburn? Infection? Very difficult to answer without seeing it in person to examine. See your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How do I stop an itchy outer ear?

Itchy outer ear: Hello. Using cold compresses to the ear will immediately help to reduce ear itching and redness. Using a steroid cream on a 2x/day for no longer than 14 days will help to resolve the itching. Also a medication like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will resolve the itching rather quickly. ...Read more

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Swollen itchy ears just on the outside?

See your doctor: It could be a contact dermatitis or an infection or another cause. Your doctor would need to examine your ear in order to diagnose it. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

What should I do if I have an itchy ear!?

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

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Lately I'm experiencing frequent itchy outer ear?

Lately I'm experiencing frequent itchy outer ear?

Itchy ear: An itchy ear can have many causes. You may have dry skin, be reacting to something that's touching your ear or it could be a discrete skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. A fungal infection is also possible. I suggest that you see your doctor to examine your ear (s) to see if there are discrete lesions/ rash or color change noticeable. In the mean time, try not to scratch your ear. ...Read more

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If I eat food sometimes the insides of my ears get itchy?

If I eat food sometimes the insides of my ears get itchy?

Allergy: It could be allergy there is special ear drop for that but id does require Rx from doctor
you can use heat pat on the ear and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) from over the counter
if no improvement see a doctor can help you make the right diagnosis and give you the proper treatment ...Read more

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Both of my ears are itchy and crusty inside and they hurt?

Both of my ears are itchy and crusty inside and they hurt?

Otitis externa or: seborrhea. You must be examined to determine whether this is a bacterial infection or a skin inflammation. I would suggest very gentle cleaning of the crusted areas with a soapy solution of Head and Shoulders or Selsun (selenium) Shampoo (if not allergic to these products) applied with a Q-tip. Leave on the affected area 5-7 minutes and then rinse off with warm water and gentle soap. ...Read more

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I have an itchy ear that is sometimes moist and sometimes dry and flakey.?

I have an itchy ear that is sometimes moist and sometimes dry and flakey.?

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

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I have an itchy ear. Sometimes it is moist. Sometimes it is dry and flaky?

I have an itchy ear. Sometimes it is moist. Sometimes it is dry and flaky?

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

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Please advise if it's normal to feel itchy in the ear after using ear drops?

Please advise if it's normal to feel itchy in the ear after using ear drops?

Yes: Yes, if you are allergic to a component of the ear drops. Or if as a response to the drops, you develop an external otitis, or "swimmers ear". ...Read more

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I have chronic itchy ears. What can I do to stop them from itching so much instead of using q tips.

I have chronic itchy ears. What can I do to stop them from itching so much instead of using q tips.

Itchy ears: It would probably be best to find out why you have so much itching and address that problem. Most likely, you have an allergy that manifests as itching in your ears. If that's the cause, an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec (or others) should help.
If not, see an ENT doctor to make sure there's nothing there of greater concern.
And you are right. Don't use q-tips in your ears. ...Read more

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My ears are itchy inside the canal especially at night time for over a month now. No pain. What could it be?

My ears are itchy inside the canal especially at night time for over a month now. No pain. What could it be?

Dry or infected: If you get water into your ear canals often, you may end up with a fungal infection which often causes itching as well. On many occasions, it is just dryness in the ear canals for which an occasional drop of vegetable oil into the canal may be very beneficial. See doctor if the itching persists especially when there is oozing. ...Read more

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My ears are very itchy and very hot just on the outside. It came on all of the sudden. What could it possibly be?

My ears are very itchy and very hot just on the outside. It came on all of the sudden. What could it possibly be?

Many things: Contact dermatitis, fungal infection, bacterial infection to name a few. Best to see doctor and have this evaluated. Need to see, feel skin conditions in order to try and make appropriate diagnosis. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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My ears aren't producing any wax and are constantly itchy- sometimes not so bad but other times I can barely concentrate on anything else! What is it?

My ears aren't producing any wax and are constantly itchy- sometimes not so bad but other times I can barely concentrate on anything else! What is it?

Hard to say.: If you use Q-tips stop them. Avoid all fragrances and aerosols in environment, because they are skin & respiratory tract irritants (and add to the environmental allergy burden). If an antihistamine helps, then an allergy of some sort is the problem & keep a diary to see if something you are eating, or using is the problem, inc. supplements and over the counter meds. See a doc if this doesn't help ...Read more

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At night my face and ears get really red and hot to the touch. Never happens during the day and is always gone in the morning. Not bumpy or itchy. What is this?

At night my face and ears get really red and hot to the touch. Never happens during the day and is always gone in the morning. Not bumpy or itchy. What is this?

Overheated: If your room is too warm, your body temperature may be driven up without the regulatory mechanism of vasodilation, which often occurs at the cheeks and ears, allowing heat to be emitted out of the body, thereby keeping your internal body temperature normal. As the night progresses and you move into a restful sleep, the body temperature falls, so the blood vessels would no longer be dilated. ...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