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I am having itching in my left ear & sometimes dry skin comes out with ear bud when I clean my ears. Plz tell reason and how to get rid of ear itching?

I am having itching in my left ear & sometimes dry skin comes out with ear bud when I clean my ears. Plz tell reason and how to get rid of ear itching?

Eczema : This is a common condition frequently associated with having insufficient wax coating in the ear canal. Getting water in ears, or excessive use of q-tips often aggravates the condition. The Best advice is to avoid getting water in ears, avoid the use of q-tips, and to instill oil (sweet oil) into the canals periodically. Severe itching and scaling may require topical steroid oil drops be prescribed. ...Read more

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An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Yellow liquid coming out of left ear, itches a little, no pain?

Yellow liquid coming out of left ear, itches a little, no pain?

Can't say for sure.: Please get checked. You may have a perforated ear drum and an infection, which could require antibiotics. The only way to tell is by looking at it. We can't tell by a written description. ...Read more

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The skin behind my left ear feel like it's crawling itches with bump on skull behind ear?

The skin behind my left ear feel like it's crawling itches with bump on skull behind ear?

Doctor can examine: Bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. Bumps may be ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... Otherwise, the causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi. I have been hearing small bubbles popping / crackling in my left ear. Sometimes it tickles/ itches. Some achiness here and there?

Hi. I have been hearing small bubbles popping / crackling in my left ear. Sometimes it tickles/ itches. Some achiness here and there?

Retained fluid: Fluid accumulation in either the middle ear space or the external canal can produce abnormal sounds, discomfort, decreased hearing and occassionally discharge. Fluid in the ear canal can lead to otitis externa (swimmer's ear) which is treated with antibiotic (with or without steroids) drops, while middle ear fluid treatment is variable depending on appearance and history. ...Read more

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Lump directly behind left ear lobe. Itches and full of pus. Popped it 5 times, but is back the next day. Sometimes hard, sometimes squishy.

Lump directly behind left ear lobe. Itches and full of pus. Popped it 5 times, but is back the next day. Sometimes hard, sometimes squishy.

Cyst or lymph node: Either you have a lymph node or more likely an infected sebaceous cyst. Once it pops it will continue to pop. You can try warm compress and meticulous cleaning but it will recur soon or years later. Treatment for the cyst requires cutting it out. It can be done in the office. A general surgeon will have experience with this also plastics and ENT. ...Read more

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My nostrils are burning and itching... My throats sometimes itches, have a slight cough. Left ear is bothering me at times as well.

My nostrils are burning and itching... My throats sometimes itches, have a slight cough. Left ear is bothering me at times as well.

Itchy throat: You MAY have a food sensitivity or infection. Please see your doc. One good food sensitivity lab test is from Great Plains Lab in Kansas. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Rice crispier sound in my left ear when I turn my head. Headaches in the morning. Ear itches but feels like in throat a lot! Seen ent no fluid. ?

Rice crispier sound in my left ear when I turn my head. Headaches in the morning. Ear itches but feels like in throat a lot! Seen ent no fluid. 

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Jaw movement?: If the sound occurs with opening and closing of the jaw, could be temporomandibular joint crepitus. If so, see oral surgeon or TMJ expert. ...Read more

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Throat hurts on left side and left ear itches inside. Hurts to swallow and talk. Is it post nasile drip the cause. I have allergies...

Throat hurts on left side and left ear itches inside. Hurts to swallow and talk. Is it post nasile drip the cause. I have allergies...

Humidity: Buy a warm must humidifier and keep it next to ur bed every night. Costco has a good brand. Stop drinking soda and ice-cold drinks after dark. Take warm / hot water baths before bed. Drink Chicken soup 2-3 times a day.see an allergist and find out what u r allergic to. If you can take curcumin which helps to modulate ur immunity, it could help ur allergies. Also eat at least 3 hrs before bedtime. ...Read more

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Severe eyelid skin irritation, as well as on/in left ear; swollen; itching Will wash & scratch to rawness?

Severe eyelid skin irritation, as well as on/in left ear; swollen; itching
Will wash & scratch to rawness?

Pruritis: You have some kind of contact dermatitis on the ear and eyelid. Call your doctor to give you antihistamine ointment and oral medication. Some very serious allergic conditions may start locally with itching and then spread and lead to a serious condition. Try to establish the cause. ...Read more

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I have had trouble hearing out of my left ear for three days now and it has been burning and itching. Does this mean that I have an ear infection?

I have had trouble hearing out of my left ear for three days now and it has been burning and itching. Does this mean that I have an ear infection?

Maybe, needs eval: Burning and itching in the ear along with decreased hearing in the ear sounds like inflammation that could be due to an infection. If untreated it could get worse in a short period so better to go get it checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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18 year old male. Having symptoms of tingling, burning and constant itching. Having weird brain sensations. Pain on left ear and left side of head?

18 year old male. Having symptoms of tingling, burning and constant itching. Having weird brain sensations. Pain on left ear and left side of head?

Need to be seen: Different symptoms, not pointing towards a specific ailment, and not trivial enough to be ignored, better see your doctor ...Read more

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I have itching in left nostril. Sometimes it extends to left cheek, left ear and left eye. Occasionally, I feel shrill type of feeling on face.?

I have itching in left nostril.  Sometimes it extends to left cheek, left ear and left eye.  Occasionally, I feel shrill type of feeling on face.?

See your doctor.: This sounds like it could be involving a portion of the facial nerve, or it could just be an unusual itch, but I would preferr you see your doctor and check it out. At 66 nerves and shingles can be a very uncomfortable situation. ...Read more

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I pruritus and urticaria with heat in my left ear occur every day and goes with Cetrizine 5mg. CBC & ESR results normal but IgE is little high.

I pruritus and urticaria with heat in my left ear occur every day and goes with Cetrizine 5mg. CBC & ESR results normal but IgE is little high.

Skin issues: It seems like you are using the appropriate initial medicine, and have blood tests. The next step is another evaluation. Examination definitely, may need to add a topical steroid ointment (medicine applied onto your skin), and if still no relief maybe a skin biopsy. Good luck with finding the answer... ...Read more

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Inside my left ear has been itchy and so has the left side of my throat I tried cleaning it with a qtip but it still itching is it an ear infection?

Inside my left ear has been itchy and so has the left side of my throat I tried cleaning it with a qtip but it still itching is it an ear infection?

No: The worst thing you can do is clean out your ear canal with a q-tip. You will only succeed in pushing the wax (if it exists) in further toward the ear drum. Itching in the ear canal is usually the symptom of dryness. Use 4 drops of mineral oil in your left ear and put a small piece of cotton batten in ear opening for 5 minutes 3 to 4 times a day and only for the itching. Stop using q-tips. ...Read more

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The Best over-the-counter cure for inner ear itching?

Cortaid (hydrocortisone): A little Cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream on external ear canal might help. Stop using qtips also! ...Read more

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Can I use deborax for ear itching problem? My ear has been itching since last month. I have ear itch problems since childhood, but they go away as and when I put ear drops in them. But this time it doesn't seem to ease away. Can I use deborax for it? It

Can I use deborax for ear itching problem? My ear has been itching since last month. I have ear itch problems since childhood, but they go away as and when I put ear drops in them. 
But this time it doesn't seem to ease away. Can I use deborax for it? It

Debrox : Debrox eardrops are used to soften earwax so that the earwax can be removed. It has no use in treating an itchy ear. Your symptoms sound more likely to be from irritated skin in the ear canal. You might consider seeing your physician. He might place you on cortisone eardrops which will soothe the irritation of the skin and relieve the itching. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am having kind of internal ear itching and pressure in ears and sinuses with sneezing 4-5 times a day with slight feverish feeling. Anything??

I am having kind of internal ear itching and pressure in ears and sinuses with sneezing 4-5 times a day with slight feverish feeling. Anything??

Allergies: Sounds like you are dealing with sinonasal allergies. Your symptoms are classic for allergies. Consider seeing an allergy specialist for testing to determine what causes symptoms. In the meantime, consider getting a salt water wash kit from any local pharmacy. Consider trying an OTC nasal spray (fluticasone, etc.) and follow the directions exactly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use hydrocortisone in the ear for inner ear itching?

Is it safe to use hydrocortisone in the ear for inner ear itching?

Best not use Q-tips: Hydrocortisone is a medication with adverse consequences if not used appropriately. Most people have ear itching from chronic q-tip use, effectively stripping the ear canal of lubricating properties of ear wax. I recommend olive oil or mineral oil to my patients and tell them to stop using q-tips. See your doctor or ENT for exam and recommendations. ...Read more