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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Ear Canal Symptoms

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Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?

Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?

Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an outer ear infection (such as "swimmer's ear") and usually ear drops would be prescribed. Occasionally white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can be used for mild swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Very sore throat that feels "itchy" (best word I can think to describe the scratchy pain). Same feeling deep in ear canal. Swollen glands under chin.

Please get a strep: Throat culture/ test. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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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

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I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when I wake up in the morning?

I have slight redness in ear canal, itchy in ear canal, slight dulled earing, slight pain in canal, blocks up with fluid when I wake up in the morning?

You have: Just described eustachian tube dysfunction fairly well. If otc antihistamines and decongestants, and smoking cessation don't improve your symptoms within a few days consult your doctor. Don't put anything in your ear canal unless instructed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have really itchy outer ear canal?

I have really itchy outer ear canal?

Itchy ears,: Commonest is from dry canal skin, like dandruff, either from lack of wax, psoriasis, shampoo settling and drying in your canal, avoiding Q tips, not letting in soap or shampoo, cover the ears when having your hair done, and, seek help, in way of ear drops, ...Read more

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What does it mean when ear canal is itchy and ear wax smells?

What does it mean when ear canal is itchy and ear wax smells?

Ear canal: The above symptoms may indicate an infection of the exteral auditory canal. This is best definitively diagnosed by a doctor examining the ear, and is treated with antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more

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My two ears feel very itchy deep inside the ear canal, which I could also feel by the side of my neck. What is going on?

My two ears feel very itchy deep inside the ear canal, which I could also feel by the side of my neck. What is going on?

Itchy Ears: You have a skin condition called seborrheic dermatitis. Treatment can be with Elidel (pimecrolimus) cream or a mild topical steroid like desonide cream used twice a day for two weeks then rest one week and use again if needed. ...Read more

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Recently my right ear canal has been really itchy. I also have TMJ on that same side. Is there a connection? If so, what type of remedy do you suggest

Recently my right ear canal has been really itchy. I also have TMJ on that same side. Is there a connection? If so, what type of remedy do you suggest

External otitis: Itching of the ear strongly suggests external otitis or "swimmers ear". Keep your ear dry. No q-tips. Use ear drops devised for this problem from a pharmacy. ...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?

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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Just got hearing aids. They sit behind ear with speaker in ear canal. The seem to make my itchy ears itchier. What can I do?

Just got hearing aids. They sit behind ear with speaker in ear canal. The seem to make my itchy ears itchier. What can I do?

Shea butter is: A natural product that can be applied lightly to the skin to reduce itching and dryness. The new hearing aids are calling more mental attention to your ears. Your brain will habituate to this quickly the way we don't think about a watch or ring we may wear. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Itchy tender ear canal. Hydrogen peroxide burns it. Have this problem often, but worse this time. Never use cotton swabs or swim. How do I fix this?

Itchy tender ear canal. Hydrogen peroxide burns it. Have this problem often, but worse this time. Never use cotton swabs or swim. How do I fix this?

Otitis externa: It could be infected and may need antibiotic ear drops. In many cases, chronic otitis externa is an eczematous condition that responds to other ear drops that can be prescribed. See ENT. ...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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I had my ear irrigated, then the ear canal became itchy, then I got a middle ear infection, now the infection has gone its itchy again? What will help

I had my ear irrigated, then the ear canal became itchy, then I got a middle ear infection, now the infection has gone its itchy again? What will help

Tincture of time: And try not to submit to scratching the itch too much. This is likely self limited. Ask your doctor if there is some type of moisturizing or anti-itch cream you could put on (very small amounts) but I would not recommend applying it with anything like a q-tip or anything. Remember, nothing should go in your ear except your elbow! Lol! Hear! Hear! ...Read more

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Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Sore and itchy throat, one of my inner ear canal hurting and itching, sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.

Allergies vs Cold: It sounds like you could have one of two things going on- a cold or allergies. Your symptoms are consistent with seasonal allergies, hitting you all at once, which is no fun. You might try an over the counter med like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec, or Allegra to see if this helps. You may also need prescription medications to help control your symptoms. If it continues past 1-2 weeks, see your doctor. ...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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My ear canal is swollen, but no pain. What could be the cause?

My ear canal is swollen, but no pain. What could be the cause?

Ear lump: Greetings. The ear canal has contours inside that are unique to each individual. Other reactive changes could occur from wax buildup, cyst formation or infection. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear canal is swollen, but no pain?

What do you suggest if my ear canal is swollen, but no pain?

Possible infection: May be symptom of infection. Should have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?

I left ear is muffled and the ear canal is red but clear of blockage, it is bothersome but not painful or swollen. What could be going on?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My Tragus is swollen and in pain. Also cartilage around it. Very very bad and constant pain. Not TMJ. No pain in ear canal- just external ear. HELP!!!

My Tragus is swollen and in pain. Also cartilage around it. Very very bad and constant pain. Not TMJ. No pain in ear canal- just external ear. HELP!!!

No self-Rx: Pain & Swelling are red flags raised by your body that there is a problem (perhaps infection) requiring professional care. Please call your GP or an ENT before problem worsens and spreads. ...Read more

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Swollen painful ear canal and painful jaw movement left side only no fever or discharge?

Ear/jaw pain: Best advice is to have you go and see your Dr. AN ENT (ear/Nose/Throat) Dr. Would be best...You may have a eustacian tubes issue which can often cause both symptoms, and or it may be TMJ dysfunction/syndrome. Get the proper evaluation, so the best treatment can occur. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection with swollen ear canal and sore jaw with signs of blood?

I have an ear infection with swollen ear canal and sore jaw with signs of blood?

Get treated: You appear to have an infection that is causing you some discomfort to say the least. See a dr, possibly an urgicare center is open at this time, and you can get the proper treatment you need. Best wishes. ...Read more