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I think I have hay fever. I have leaking eyes, my ears itch n it feels like they are leaking ear wax and my face itches?

I think I have hay fever. I have leaking eyes, my ears itch n it feels like they are leaking ear wax and my face itches?

Anti-histamine: Red itchy watery eyes, itchy nose, sneezing, and itchy throat can all be symptoms of allergic rhinitis or hayfever. You can try over-the-counter antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine or Cetirizine to alleviate those symptoms. Symptoms that persist or are severe should be seen promptly by a medical professional. ...Read more

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My ears itch inside and my throat itches I keep sneezing my eyes water and I'm losing my voice?

My ears itch inside and my throat itches I keep sneezing my eyes water and I'm losing my voice?

Viral or allergic: Suggest taking your temperature to try to distinguish the two. Try salt water gargles and other supportive treatments to keep more comfortable. ...Read more

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I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts, face itches, inner ears itch.?

I dusted, vaccumed, used vapor rub, cleaned nose took bath still smell dust, tickle in throat, eyes itch, chest hurts, face itches, inner ears itch.?

Allergies: This sounds like you have some allergies. Dust in homes can be tainted with lead dust, cockroach dander, pet dander, cigarrette smoke, among other toxins and allergic offenders. You need a whopping dose of antihistamine now, say 10 mg cetirizine by mouth. I am worried a little about your chest pain, especially if you have asthma. Do you have an albuterol inhaler at home with spacer? ...Read more

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Inner ear itching, some times a bit wet. What can it be?

Inner ear itching, some times a bit wet. What can it be?

Infection: May be an infection of the outer ear passage called otitis external. You could try some drops containing alcohol which you can get from your pharmacist. However it may be more prudent to see your doctor to get a definitive diagnosis. Good Luck ...Read more

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

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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As soon as I take my hearing aids out of my ears, my ears itch like no other. I end up making my ears bleed from itching it. What is this?

As soon as I take my hearing aids out of my ears, my ears itch like no other. I end up making my ears bleed from itching it. What is this?

Otitis: You are describing symptoms of otitis externa, which is an ear canal irritation. I recommend an exam. You may require a canal cleanser and canal antibiotic. ...Read more

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Inner right ear itching chronically for over a month. Thumping noise is heard for days on end. Now experiencing head pain near coronal suture?

Inner right ear itching chronically for over a month. Thumping noise is heard for days on end. Now experiencing head pain near coronal suture?

Get checked: A lot of issues can cause what are describing. Best to have a complete physical year neck throat head. Only then can we get a few more answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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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. 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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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

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Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.

Can TMJ cause ears hissing/ringing? Ear dull aches and ear itching? Laying down moving jaw forward changes sound. MRI of ear and brain were good.

Yes Take home test!: It sounds like you have a TMJ problem. The reason the sound changes when you move you jaw forward is you are moving the condyle down and forward freeing the joint to function normally. When you do this usually the sound goes away. (clicking and popping) A good test is to open an close and listen for clicking and popping. Then bite on a cotton tip applicator (Qtip) open and close-no more noise. ...Read more

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My dr. Said I had eustachian tube dysfunction (~10 days now) due to allergies. Plugged ears, lightheaded. The last 4-5 days, I have had episodes of my inner ear itching too. Do I have an infection?

My dr. Said I had eustachian tube dysfunction (~10 days now) due to allergies. Plugged ears, lightheaded. The last 4-5 days, I have had episodes of my inner ear itching too. Do I have an infection?

See your ENT: You may or may not have an infection. Your ENT should examine you to determine whether or not you need antibiotics. If its allergies, antihistamines should help. ...Read more

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Headaches/nausea/vertigo/dizziness/earpain/ear itching/no congestion/pressure in head/sore jaw/swollenlymphnode/eye pain/fatigue/strained neck/ear pop?

Headaches/nausea/vertigo/dizziness/earpain/ear itching/no congestion/pressure in head/sore jaw/swollenlymphnode/eye pain/fatigue/strained neck/ear pop?

Many symptoms: These varied symptoms may not be tied together for a specific diagnosis. It's recommended that you consult your physician who will take a thorough history, perform a complete physical examination and order any appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis and prescribe effective treatment. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my ear itches so bad that I'm bout to cry, and also my throats itches to, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my ear itches so bad that I'm bout to cry, and also my throats itches to, what do you suggest?

Itchy throat: Ear itch could be drying ears, need moisteur lotion, could be too much wax & needs irrigation...itchy throat could be post nasal draining from allergies like ragweed pollen.. ...Read more

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Right ear itches or tickles on outside of head especially the little flap sticking out in front. Do not use shampoo, use only ivory soap for shampoo, seems to help, other shampoo makes really bad. Only right ear

Right ear itches or tickles on outside of head especially the little flap sticking out in front. Do not use shampoo, use only ivory soap for shampoo, seems to help, other shampoo makes really bad. Only right ear

This: This may be a dermatitis or an eczematous lesion. Try an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream two to three times a day and monitor for relief. If this does not work and the symptoms persist, schedule a visit with your primary care provider.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. I have dry ear problem n need to use ear bud every two days to remove wax else it itches very badly. Sometimes I get black wax n black skin flakes. If I penetrative deep. I feel relieved but after a day or so get pus n blood.. seems like a boil I

Hi. I have dry ear problem n need to use ear bud every two days to remove wax else it itches very badly. Sometimes I get black wax n black skin flakes. If I penetrative deep. I feel relieved but after a day or so get pus n blood.. seems like a boil I

See DR: Seborrheic dermatitis is very common. Frequently ear drops containing aminoglycosides are used. These are common sensitizers. The allergic contact dermatitis due to neomycin or colymycin or bacitracin results in itch + weeping + sweling. Itch may be so severe as to cause brisk rubbing. The rubbing can be hard enough to cause pain, swelling, bleeding, weeping. Remedy is to use only cortisone drops. ...Read more

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Hi, I have plaque psiorsis on my face, arms, back, scalp and behind the ears. Scalp itches so bad and my hair is falling out and breaking, causes scalp to be super sore?

Hi, I have plaque psiorsis on my face, arms, back, scalp and behind the ears. Scalp itches so bad and my hair is falling out and breaking, causes scalp to be super sore?

Dermatologist: Scalp involvement by psoriasis can be very troublesome and difficult to treat. Your psoriasis is severe enough to warrant evaluation and treatment by a dermatologist. New treatment modalities for severe cases are available. ...Read more

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I have bad dandruff and my head itches alot, what can I do to get rid of dandruff?

I have bad dandruff and my head itches alot, what can I do to get rid of dandruff?

See a derm: Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis can be treated with topical steroids as well as medicated shampoos. See your dermatologist for a proper protocol to address your concerns. ...Read more

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After me and my wife have sex. The head of my peniss itches really bad and gets stuff around for skin. What can this be.

After me and my wife have sex. The head of my peniss itches really bad and gets stuff around for skin. What can this be.

Yeast or eczema: You probably have a yeast infection or eczema that gets aggravated with sex. Try Cortaid twice a day for 1 week. If that doesn't help, try Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day for another week. If that doesn't help, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I bleached my hair last night and my scalp was biting so bad that I had to wash it out. Now I have 2 small scales should I be worried? Hey head itches

I bleached my hair last night and my scalp was biting so bad that I had to wash it out. Now I have 2 small scales should I be worried? Hey head itches

This is likely: A chemical burn from the product. Did you keep it in longer than recommended? This can be hard on both the scalp and hair. It is assumed that this discomfort will resolve. Don't place any harsh chemicals on your head/hair. ...Read more

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The left side of my head neck and eye hurt really bad feels like my brain itches and my eye is red! What is this?

The left side of my head neck and eye hurt really bad feels like my brain itches and my eye is red! What is this?

Shingles?: You may have herpez zoster ophthalmicus and you should see an ophthalmogist as soon as possible.
Antivirals may be needed, however, a seasoned ophthalmologist should be able to diagnose condition. ...Read more

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Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My ear itches so much. Is this normal? Is it okay to scratch it?

My ear itches so much. Is this normal? Is it okay to scratch it?

Dry skin: This could be related to eczema of the outer ear. Dry itchy skin of the ear canal is pretty common. There is a prescription ear drop called dermotic ear drops that can be pretty effective. Do not scrtach the ear canal. The skin is a natural barrier to infection. Scratching can lead to an outer ear infection. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my ears (inside) itches, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my ears (inside) itches, what do you suggest?

Cerumen impaction: Most common cause is ear wax build up you would likely benefit from a cleaning called an ear lavage which can be performed by your family doctor if not and ENT specialist can use a suction apparatus. ...Read more

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My ear itches, what to do?

My ear itches, what to do?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more