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Ear Wax (Definition)

Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more


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What's wrong with my ear? Its so itchy with a bit of ear wax..

What's wrong with my ear? Its so itchy with a bit of ear wax..

Earwax: Earwax is protective of the delicate skin inside the ear canal so many doctors advise against trying to remove it with qtips. When too much earwax builds up, however, it can interfere with hearing and cause irritation, so a visit to a doctor for irrigation and removal is recommended. Best of luck! ...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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I used ear wax removal and now for a week my one ear has been itchy and hurting, even messing with my throat?

I used ear wax removal and now for a week my one ear has been itchy and hurting, even messing with my throat?

Maybe: The tissues are traumatized or maybe infected (otitis externa involves external canal). Any drainage? Would discus with your physician if you have had sx's for a week now. ...Read more

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I get frequent itchy left ear following a sore throat on the left side, why is this? It happens atleast once every 2 month. Is it just ear wax/allergy

I get frequent itchy left ear following a sore throat on the left side, why is this? It happens atleast once every 2 month. Is it just ear wax/allergy

It is your: Allergy acting up. Get some otc allergy meds and start taking them on a daily basis. Some food / fruits can cause the itching and sore throat you just described. You may need to make a list yourself of what you are sensitive to and have an allergist check you out if condition worsened. ...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?

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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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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Hi I have itchy lumps on my scalp and very hot itchy ears?

Hi I have itchy lumps on my scalp and very hot itchy ears?

Itchy scalp ears: Could be fungal or eczema from dermatologic condition or allergic (food) reaction or can be psoriasis.Try Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo. And f/u with dermatologist ...Read more

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Does cetirizine HCl 10 work to treat itchy ears?

Does cetirizine HCl 10 work to treat itchy ears?

Yes: Oral antihistamines do decrease pruritis (itching) symptoms. Often times, though, higher doses are required for very itchy skin or hives. ...Read more

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I have green mucos coughing stuffed up nose itchy ears. What do I do I have to. Record a demo and I can't sing.

I have green mucos coughing stuffed up nose itchy ears. What do I do I have to. Record a demo and I can't sing.

sinus infection: It sounds like you have a sinus infection. You probably need an antibiotic. You can try a saline sinus rinse. This may help in the meantime. You should go to your doctor or to an emergency walk in clinic for an evaluation.
Good luck on your demo. ...Read more

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Allergy history. Itchy ears now. See ent? What can I do in meantime to stop itch?

Allergy history. Itchy ears now. See ent? What can I do in meantime to stop itch?

OTC: In addition to seen your allergist or ent, otc antihistamines will help. ...Read more

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I have hot and itchy ears also neck and body and when I brush my hair I get a sensation I am taking antistamines which do stop it?

I have hot and itchy ears also neck and body and when I brush my hair I get a sensation I am taking antistamines which do stop it?

External Otitis: This is external otitis. You need to get an Rx for antibiotic/cortisone ear drops such as Cortisporin, (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone)
Don't put heat to the ear. Keep soap out of the ear. ...Read more

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Have bites all over head really dry flaky itchy, hair brittle, when ui wash it it sets something off or whatever falls off I get really itchy, ears, ?

Have bites all over head really dry flaky itchy, hair brittle, when ui wash it it sets something off or whatever falls off I get really itchy, ears, ?

SeborrheicDermatitis: 45 year old female has 'bites' all over head really dry flaky itchy, hair brittle, . .. really itchy, ears? Most likely Seborrheic Dermatitis quite common in oily areas of Body: Scalp, Ears, Eyebrows, & face. Chest & Back also. Dandruff shampoos help plus many OTC lotions, creams & ointments. The Dermatologist is very familiar with these. If it not relieved see Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy ears nose and throat?

? allergies: May have allergies. Try over the counter, non-sedating meds (claritin/loratadine) as one example and if it persists, see a dr. ...Read more

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I am having problems with wet and itchy ears in the inside what could be causing this?

I am having problems with wet and itchy ears in the inside what could be causing this?

Otitis external: My first consideration would be irritation or infection of the inner ear canal. This is called otitis externa. You can have your physician clarify this with an examination. ...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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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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I've been experiencing very itchy ears, I constantly use cotton buds but there is no dirt, instead blood comes out, what could it be?

I've been experiencing very itchy ears, I constantly use cotton buds but there is no dirt, instead blood comes out, what could it be?

Itchy ears: You may have traumitized your ear canals by using the cotton buds. You may have otitis externa or swimmers ear which is causing your itching use sveral drops of white vinegar in both ears twice daily because the vinegar kills the pseudomonas bug which causes swimmers ear. ...Read more

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My ears get very itchy inside and becomes very annoying what is the reason for itchy ears constantly? Is their anything that I could do for that?

Yes: It is very possible that you may have an infection of the ear canals called otitis externa or as it is often known as "swimmer's ear". Usually this comes from trapped water in ear canal causing an infection in underlying skin of canal see your dr and see if you have this if so can be treated with antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more

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Cough, itchy ears, and phlegm. And lump under next below eat, allergic reaction?

Cough, itchy ears, and phlegm. And lump under next below eat, allergic reaction?

Could be: If symptoms only lasted a few hours and resolved with antihistamines sounds like allergic reaction but could be multiple other causes ...Read more

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Ian suffering from itchy ears from last 2 years. I am putting ear drop. But today morning there was hearing continuous whistle sound in one of my ear?

Ian suffering from itchy ears from last 2 years. I am putting ear drop. But today morning there was hearing continuous whistle sound in one of my ear?

Itchy ears: And ringing indicate the need for you to see your doctor. It MAY be as simple as him/her cleaning your ears out or you MAY have tinnitus, a condition in which ears can ring. In any case, your doc will help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Itchy ears and sore throat and dry plugged nose what is this?

Itchy ears and sore throat and dry plugged nose what is this?

Probable allergies: Itchy ears could be caused by wax or eczema. Sometimes there is no obvious reason. Prescribed cortisone drops usually are very effective. Sore throat and congested nose could be caused by viruses, bacterias and allergies. Allergies are very common. Tx try Claritin (loratadine) or allegra, but no decongestant like claritin-d/afrin/allegra-d. Decongestants can elevate blood pressure, cause racing heart/insomnia. ...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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I will get occasional red, itchy ears in mid-afternoon. Always one ear, but never both at the same time. Overheating? Stress?

I got itchy: After reading ur condition. (bad joke!).Ut thoughts are possible along with eczema, ear wax, infection, bugs/foreign objects etc. Go see ur dr for reassurance. Have a wonderful day! Http://m.Voices. Yahoo. Com/five-common-causes-itchy-ear-canals-3646347.Html. ...Read more

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Pregnancy rhinitis, is it common to experience itchy ears and throat with rhinitis?

Pregnancy rhinitis, is it common to experience itchy ears and throat with rhinitis?

Itchy ear rhinitis: Rhinitis of pregnancy is usually not accompanied by itchy ears. The ear symptoms and throat itching is more likely allergies, especially since it is spring and trees are starting to bloom. Xyzal (levocetirizine) is an antihistamine that is category B per FDA. Follow up with your Ob regarding the itchy ears medications one can take and at home consider a HEPA air purifier. ...Read more

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Itchy ears, nose and throat. Itching in the ears is the worst and is almost unbearable.

Pruritis: You may be experiencing an allergic reaction. You may try OTC anti-histamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or Zyrtec to see if you can achieve relief. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a horrible smell coming from my throat and very itchy ears, throat, and nose. What could this be?

I have a horrible smell coming from my throat and very itchy ears, throat, and nose. What could this be?

Infection: There could be various sources - viral, bacteria, allergy - and even digestve origins may be there, but you likely have an infection. Drink adequate water, try a Neti pot or other saline nasal flushing and also gargling but you might need to get Rx after an exam. It's good to treat this earlier than later. Best wishes! ...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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I was told by a doctor to try rubbing alcohol in my itchy ears. I've tried a few times and got very dizzy and lightheaded. Why?

I was told by a doctor to try rubbing alcohol in my itchy ears. I've tried a few times and got very dizzy and lightheaded. Why?

Rubbing alcohol will: Dry out the skin and likely make the itching worse, try some OTC hydrocortisone and if not better see a different doctor, preferably a board certified dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I have colds and flu right now and when I drink paracetamol and ibuprofen ill get an itchy ears is it alarming?

I have colds and flu right now and when I drink paracetamol and ibuprofen ill get an itchy ears is it alarming?

See PCP, CHECK EAR: You may have adverse effect of drug but you need to see your primary to evaluate your itchying particularly in your ear and might need to see your ear with otoscope to evaluate for possible ear inflammation due to common cold you have. ...Read more