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I have very itchy ears (inside). What could that be caused from. Extremely itchy!

I have very itchy ears (inside).  What could that be caused from.  Extremely itchy!

Dry skin: Pruritis without pain is generally manifested by dry skin or retained soap products. If itching becomes intense or starts to become painful then likely otitis externa see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is mometasone furoate used for itchy ears?

Is mometasone furoate used for itchy ears?

Mometasone: Mometasone is a cortisone (steroid) medication and is too strong for the thin skin of the ears. A milder cortisone can be prescribed, but for occasional use (1-2x/week) only to avoid thinning of the skin. ...Read more

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Itchy ears, nosebleed and spitting out blood?

Itchy ears, nosebleed and spitting out blood?

See doc: Nosebleeds and spitting out blood can be connected. Your age, frequency of nose bleeds, and how they have been managed can help. Knowing that there are no other problems such as smoking, cancer, chronic cough, points to spitting out blood from the nose bleed. Ears can itch from dry skin, wax, or just because. Try not to put anything into your ear. Seek help for nose bleed. See doc. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat and itchy ears?

I have a sore throat and itchy ears?

Allergy: Since you have not shared any information with us about yourself, including your age and medical history, its not possible to provide you with a proper or relevant response. Given the limited description of your sx, you may be experiencing environmental allergies and may benefit from OTC antihistamines. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Help with Itchy ears and blockage when swimming?

Help with Itchy ears and blockage when swimming?

Try: Putting alcohol on the ears after swimming to fully dry them out . Then when they feel better you can buy over the counter drops for swimmers ears to use that will help on a maintenance basis ...Read more

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